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What steps could help a motorcyclist avoid injury?

If you ride a motorcycle, you may at some point take a spill. Crashes come with the territory. The risk of injury is a trade-off for the joys of getting to cruise the open road on two wheels. So, what can a motorcyclist do to decrease the likelihood of being injured?

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers these helpful suggestions:

  • Do not exceed the speed limit.
  • Allow yourself plenty of room so you can respond to the actions of other motorists.
  • Give signals to indicate your intentions prior to executing any maneuvers.
  • Do not take to the road if you are too tired or in any way intoxicated.
  • Position yourself in an area of a lane so as to be as visible as possible to others on the road.
  • Be on the lookout for any vehicles that are making turns.

Riding a motorcycle is a lot of fun, but you must have a keen awareness of your surroundings at all times. Because of the size differential between motorcycles and most of the other vehicles on the road, motorcyclists would be well advised to always drive defensively and stay visible.

Crashes are a common risk and anyone who wants to ride needs to understand that. But even the most skilled riders could find they are powerless to effectively counter the dangerous acts of a negligent driver.

A serious motorcycle accident can cause devastating physical injury to a person who collides with another vehicle or is thrown from their seat with nothing to break their fall but the unforgiving pavement. If you are ever hurt in a motorcycle accident, you could suffer injuries that require extensive medical treatment. An extended hospital stay could wind up being very expensive.

A Montana motorcycle accident attorney could be of service when you are trying to secure an amount of compensation that will take care of your present and future medical needs.

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