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Motorcycle Safety Tips

Vital Information from Our Orange County Personal Injury Attorney

Owning a motorcycle is often a point of freedom, youth, and speed. By having this smaller vehicle, owners are able to partake in not only a mode of transportation but also a culture and a way of living. Unfortunately, this does not come without a cost. Driving a motorcycle is a dangerous venture and will often put the operator in a point of vulnerability.

Without the added protection of metal, seatbelts and other safety features, a motorcyclist is left open to the elements. Should an accident occur, they will be left to suffer serious injuries - sometimes with only a helmet to protect them.

Protecting Yourself from Motorcycle Accidents

In many cases, a motorcycle accident is not caused by the motorcyclist. This, however, does not mean that steps cannot be taken to defensively and proactively protect yourself.

Below, we at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. have compiled a list of some of the easiest ways to pursue motorcycle safety.

  • Perform routine checkups for lights, brakes, and signals;
  • Position the mirrors correctly;
  • Pick a helmet that fits well;
  • Wear leather jackets and full pants;
  • Wear boots that cover the ankles;
  • Don't speed - stick to the limit;
  • Avoid tailgating other vehicles;
  • Properly use your signals at all turns;
  • Avoid weaving in and out of traffic;
  • Don't stay in blind spots; and
  • Brake slowly and steadily

At Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., we recognize that even for drivers who follow all these rules, it might not always be enough. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents can happen to even the safest of drivers and can leave the victim suffering from serious and life-altering consequences. If you have recently been victimized in something of this nature, it is extremely important that you do not hesitate to get the involvement of a knowledgeable Orange County injury lawyer that you can trust.

Handling Blame in Auto & Traffic Accidents

It is an unfortunate truth, but many people are quick to pin the blame on motorcyclists in accidents. Many people believe that individuals who own motorcycles are aggressive, arrogant and prone to dangerous driving tactics. Our firm knows that motorcyclists in Orange County and elsewhere recognize the dangers on the road and continue to be proactive about maintaining everyone's safety.

However, it's not always enough to have proper safety gear, adequate training, and safe driving habits. Other drivers do not always take the time to look out for motorcyclists and will sometimes drive as if they do not exist at all. They can be careless about their blind spots, make reckless lane changes, and fail to keep other drivers in consideration at all. This behavior puts everyone on the road in danger.

If you were injured as a motorcyclist in an accident, our attorneys in may offer you the dedicated representation and knowledgeable guidance you need. We have extensive experience handling all kinds of auto accident injury claims. With 40+ years of combined legal experience and over $75 million recovered on behalf of clients, our skills and our results speak for themselves.

Get in touch with our personal injury attorneys today to discuss your rights, legal options, and your entitlements after a motorcycle accident in Orange County. Schedule a free consultation online with us today!

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