There are a number of factors that make a motorcycle accident much more likely. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, failing to control a motorcycle, speeding, inattentive driving, alcohol usage, and drowsiness are the most common factors that lead to motorcycle accidents. Since motorcycle riders lack the protective framework of a car, truck, or other passenger vehicle, they are much more likely to be injured in a crash, whether it involves another vehicle or stationary object, such as a tree or telephone pole. Therefore, motorcycle riders should take some simple precautions in order to reduce their risk of injury from collisions.
Motorcycle riders always should wear protective gear, including a safety-approved helmet. One out of every five motorcycle crashes results in head or neck injuries. These injuries can be very severe and even fatal. Wearing a helmet helps reduce the risk of head and neck injuries. Furthermore, most motorcycle crashes tend to happen when riders are only traveling a short distance, which is also when riders are least likely to wear a helmet.
The safest policy is to wear a helmet every time you ride, no matter how short the distance. Additionally, other protective gear, such as boots, gloves, full-length pants, and long-sleeve jackets, also help protect other parts of your body in the event of a wreck.
You also should take other basic precautions, such as the following:
Boller & Vaughan are experienced Madison personal injury lawyers who know Wisconsin law and know how to effectively represent your interests in any personal injury claim that you might have, whether it involves a motorcycle, semi-truck, or a passenger vehicle. Call our office today and learn how our attorneys can help ensure that you receive the compensation in your case to which you are entitled.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
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After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
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