Motorcycle Accidents: Summer fun is around the corner, and motorcycles already can be seen cruising in your local neighborhoods. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Government agencies and safety organizations are reminding both motorists and motorcycle drivers to practice safety while on the road.
In 2013, 4,668 motorcycle riders and passengers died in crashes, and nonfatal injuries that year totaled 88,000, according to data published by the National Safety Council.
It is important to share the road and be aware of your surroundings. Motorcyclists also have a set of safety measures they should use while driving. Penn DOT recommends:
- Be seen by wearing reflective clothing and put reflective tape on your protective clothing and motorcycle. Also, wear face or eye protection and a DOT-approved helmet.
- Use common sense by riding sober, obeying all speed limits and allowing enough time to react to potentially dangerous situations.
- Know your motorcycle and conduct a pre-ride check.
- Practice safe riding techniques and know how to handle your motorcycle in adverse road and weather conditions.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at Gill and Chamas have handled numerous cases involving motorcycle accidents including:
- $4.5 Million for Motorcycle Fatality While Making Turn
- $4.275 Million for Two Injured Motorcyclists
- Motorcyclist Accepts $4 Million To Settle Suit Over Multiple Injuries from Collision
- Motorcyclist Left With Spinal Tilt From Accident Accepts $1.3 Million
- $1.1 Million for Motorcycle Crash with Car
- $1 Million for Woman on Motorcycle Struck by Vehicle Backing out of Driveway
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident or any type of motor vehicle accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Gill and Chamas today for a free consultation (732) 324-7600