Knowing Dangerous San Diego Roads
Motorcyclists Need To Be Fully Aware of Riding and Be Focused on the Road
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a motorcycle wreck that was not your fault, contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group immediately. Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to getting our clients the money they need to get them back on their feet. Please order your free copy of the book, The Ultimate California Motorcycle Accident Book: How to Protect Yourself from Day One. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
The First 6 Minutes
In 1981, the Hurt Study reported that roughly 50 percent of the motorcycle crashes studied happen within the first 6 minutes of a ride. We recommend that you don't make short trips on your bike because your mind may not have warmed up to the task of riding or you may be preoccupied with what you were just doing or where you are going. Just like driving, you shouldn't ride if your mind isn't on it or you are emotional.
Dew and Rain
Paint at crosswalks, stop bars, and other road markings gets slippery when it rains or with dew. Metal plates put down to cover road repairs and other holes also get slippery. Try to keep to the bare pavement when riding and avoid turning or accelerating suddenly on these.
Hunches and Times When Things Just Don't Feel Right
Use your brain. If you see another driver do something odd or out of place, follow your gut and avoid them when you can. Give them space, because they make be distracted and not see you. By following a hunch, you may avoid a potential collision.
Me -- The Motorcyclist
When you ride, you need to pay full attention to the road, upcoming obstacles, and other drivers. If your mind is elsewhere and you are tired, emotional, or distracted, don't ride! When judgment and attention to the road are impaired in any way, it's likely that you will ride too fast and will be inattentive to the road and in traffic. Cool down and blow off steam before you get on your bike.
Contact an Attorney
Motorcycle accidents are the cause of thousands of injuries and deaths in the U.S. every year. When you ride, you are going out there with minimal protection. Even if you are a safe biker, the drivers around you may not be and some collisions may be unavoidable.
Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020 and begin your path to recovery with a no-cost consultation today.