Riding safely is one of the most effective ways to prevent motorcycle accidents. Of course, even the safest motorcyclist can't avoid every collision, but you may be able to reduce your motorcycle accident injuries. If you are seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, an accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.
To schedule your free consultation with one of our Connecticut accident lawyers, please contact Penner Law Firm or call 203-878-1254 today.
Protecting Your Safety
The state of Connecticut does not require motorcycle helmets for drivers or riders over the age of 18, but wearing one can help prevent trauma, such as brain injury, and can even save your life. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that helmet use saves thousands of lives each year and has found no evidence that the use of a safety helmet impacts vision or hearing while operating a motorcycle.
In addition to helmet use, other protective gear such as pants, boots, gloves, and jackets are also a good idea. While these things may not protect against all injuries, they can significantly reduce the severity of injuries sustained.
Before you ride, it is a good idea to check your bike for mechanical issues and ensure everything is in good working order, including brakes, turn signals, and headlight. Checking for these issues can help prevent accidents caused by a vehicle malfunction.
For optimal motorcycle safety:
- Ride sober
- Share the road
- Be aware of your surroundings and drive defensively
- Check weather reports before you ride
- Obey all traffic signals and signs
Most Connecticut motorcycle accidents are caused by the drivers of other vehicles. Taking precautions and practicing motorcycle safety can help reduce your risk of an accident and provide extra protection if one occurs.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact one of our Connecticut accident attorneys to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, or Hartford.