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How to react in a motorcycle emergency

On Behalf of | Apr 11, 2019 | Motorcycle Accidents |

While riding a motorcycle can be fun, it is also dangerous. Motorcycle riders in North Carolina and elsewhere need to be sure that they understand how to identify dangerous situations and mitigate them. For instance, when a person on a motorcycle is being passed by a car, he or she will need to be aware of debris being tossed out of the window. It is also important to look out for car doors or other objects that could graze a rider.

Riding in bad weather may also pose problems for those who are on their motorcycle. Ideally, riders will stay in the tire track of the vehicle in front of their bikes. Furthermore, it is critical to go at a speed that is reasonable for weather and road conditions. When riding at night, individuals be sure to use a headlight and wear clothing that can be seen by other riders and drivers.

In the event that a bike starts shaking, it usually means that there is too much weight on it. It could also mean that the tires are not properly inflated or that there is a loose part. In such a scenario, it’s best to pull over to the side of the road as soon as possible. Riders can shift their weight in an effort to avoid a skid or crash until they can get off of the road.

Those who are hurt while riding a motorcycle may be entitled to compensation for damages. Damages might include hospital bills incurred, lost wages or lost future earnings because of injuries caused in a wreck. In some cases, multiple parties may be negligent in allowing a crash to occur. An attorney may be able to hold these parties liable for their actions by establishing that negligence resulted in a victim’s injuries.