As Fall Season rolls around, motorcycle enthusiasts take to the roads in greater numbers to fully enjoy our beautiful Florida weather in the open air. If you are one of those enthusiasts, it is important to take all the necessary precautions to ride safely. According to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one out of every ten fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States involves a collision with a motorcycle, with approximately 4,000 fatalities reported in motorcycle accidents every year.
Wearing appropriate safety gear is the first logical step to reduce the risk of serious injuries while riding your motorcycle. A helmet is the most important piece of equipment to reduce the risks of death and traumatic brain injuries in case of accidents, but there are other additional pieces of gear that will help you be safer when riding.
A good pair of gloves will allow you to grip the handlebar more efficiently, and also protect your fingers and hands in the event of an accident. Wearing a reinforced motorcycle jacket will not just make you look better while riding, but also protect your upper body from severe injuries. A sturdy neck collar will lend additional stability to your neck area, and also help protect your collarbones. And finally, a good set of boots can help protect both your feet and your ankles in the event of an accident.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle crash due to the negligence of others, you deserve proper compensation for the costs associated with the accident, resulting medical expenses, and lost wages. The experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. have successfully handled hundreds of South Florida accident cases over the past three decades. Call 1-800-TellRobert for a free initial consultation – we will evaluate your accident claim free of charge, fully explain your legal rights, and work aggressively on your behalf to get the maximum compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.