Motorcycle Accident Injuries and What Safety Measures Can Help Reduce Injuries
Motorcycle accident injuries can be reduced by wearing protective gear while riding. While, wearing a motorcycle helmet while riding reduces a motorcyclist’s risk of head trauma, however only by a certain percent. According to CDC wearing a helmet lowers the risk of a head injury by estimated 69 percent and lowers the risk of death by estimated 37 percent. California has motorcycle helmet laws which riders are required to follow. Even when rider wears a helmet, serious head injuries can still occur. Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Head Trauma
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Is Laying Down Your Motorcycle a Good Idea?
The only real reason to lay down your motorcycle is if you are almost certain that you will not be able to stop your bike in time and you have nowhere to swerve to avoid the accident. In other words, if swerving out of the way or hitting your breaks is not an option because you believe that even more serious consequences will results, laying down your motorcycle would be a good choice in this type circumstance.
Motorcycle Safetey Measures Maximize Success Rate for Swerving or Stopping
Successful, rapid stopping is best accomplished by quickly applying both the front and rear brakes at the same time. If doing so results in your front wheel locking, then at that point you have to rapidly disengage the brake before firmly reapplying pressure to the rear brake. On the other hand, if your rear wheel locks up as opposed to the front wheel, then it is best to allow it to remain locked and kee[ applying the brakes until you have completely stopped.
Hiring a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney and motorcycle accident attorney in Glendale can help motorcycle accident victims preserve their accident claim, increase compensation, and avoid having to deal with the difficulties of insurance companies and insurance adjusters. As experienced motorcycle accident litigators, we have successfully litigated various personal injury cases. Kaass Law understands the mastery it takes to successfully receive fair settlements during the claims stage of a personal injury or accident case.
When you are involved in a motorcycle accident and suffer damages, you are legally entitled to compensation by negligent and responsible parties, or their insurance carriers. We invite you to contact our motorcycle accident attorneys for a free personal injury consultation. We will review your motorcycle accident claim, evaluate the facts surrounding your case, and consult with you on your options. Please call our office at (310) 943-1171 and speak to an experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney.
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