All auto accidents have the potential to cause serious and even fatal injuries. That’s why safety is such a major priority for auto manufacturers. In addition to lifesaving seat belts and airbags, modern passenger vehicles have other technology designed to protect drivers and passengers, including lane departure warning systems and crash avoidance features.
Unfortunately, motorcycles don’t have anything comparable. Motorcycles don’t offer any protection to riders outside of lights, brakes, and steering. That means it’s up to riders to avoid accidents as much as possible and protect themselves in the event that they’re involved in crashes. The best way to reduce your risks if you’re involved in a crash is to protect every square inch of your body with protective gear.
Never leave home without fully suiting up. That means wearing a full-faced, DOT-approved helmet, as well as thick riding jacket and pants, gloves, and boots. The gear you wear should be durable and resistant, as it will be the only thing protecting your skin from the asphalt if you take a spill off your bike. In addition, your helmet is the most important piece of safety equipment you’ll ever wear, and it can save your life during a crash.
Surviving a motorcycle accident is a blessing, but it can be just the start of your troubles. You may be facing expensive medical bills and lost wages. Having an experienced Roanoke motorcycle accident lawyer on your side can make a big difference when it comes to getting the money you’re owed, and that’s what we’re here for. Contact Skolrood Law Firm today for a free consultation.