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Safety Tips for Riding a Motorcycle

California is fortunate enough to have a beautiful climate for riding motorcycles throughout the entire year. Unfortunately, the negligence of other drivers is always present and results in too many motorcycle accidents across the state. To keep yourself safe on the roads, consider the following safety tips when riding a motorcycle in San Francisco. In the event that you do not reach your destination safely, San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer can help you file a claim for compensation.

Check Your Bike Before Heading Out

Sometimes motorcycle accidents happen due to a defective motorcycle part. When this is the case, a San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer can help file a claim against the manufacturer. Prevention is always best though, so it is important to check your bike before heading out on any trip. Check the brakes, the tires, the turn signals, and the lights. All of this will ensure that your bike is safe and so hopefully, you will be, too.

Wear a Helmet

Not only is it California law, but wearing a helmet is just practical for motorcyclists because they have little other protection on the roads. A helmet is one of the pieces of protective gear you can wear to keep yourself safe and mitigate injuries in the event of an accident. Make sure your helmet has a face shield and use protective eyewear to keep yourself even safer.

Wear Other Protective Gear

A helmet is not a biker’s only piece of protective gear. There are also gloves, boots, proper jackets, and even pants to help protect your body in the event of an accident. During a crash, you may hit the ground and then slide across it, and this equipment will keep you safer if you do.

Become a Defensive Driver

The best defense when on your bike is to anticipate the negligent driving of others. This means being predictable, being safe, and making sure that other drivers see you. Also, while California is the only state where lane splitting is legal, it is not always safe. Be sure that if you are going to partake in the practice, that you always make sure it is safe to do so and that you do so carefully. This can help refute claims of your own negligence that the other side will raise, and help your motorcycle accident attorney in San Francisco fight for the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle accidents are some of the most serious crashes on the roads. Due to the little protection bikers have, they sustain some of the worst injuries that are not only painful, but expensive to treat, as well. If you have been hurt in an accident, call our motorcycle accident attorneys in San Francisco at Willoughby Brod, LLP today. Our attorneys have the necessary experience to pursue motorcycle accident cases and get you the compensation you need. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 to schedule your free case evaluation and hear about the legal options you have available.

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