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How to Prevent Motorcycle Injuries

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Veteran riders of motorcycles probably have had at least one near miss when it comes to motorcycle accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, indicates motorcyclists multiply their risk of a fatal accident by 35 times compared to automobiles.

Motorcycles are a lot of fun to operate — nobody who has driven one or ridden on one can deny this — so the risk-taking is understandable. After all, some of us simply need to take more risks to get that zest out of life we call crave. Unfortunately this often results in accidents which cause serious injuries or, all too commonly, death. Below are situations in which you, as a motorcycle rider, have probably found yourself at one time or another. Understand them better and learn how to avoid accidents in the future. If you have already been in an accident, please contact an Aventura car accident lawyer now. The Law Offices of Cohn & Smith are standing by to take your call.

Blind Turns

Blind turns plague motorcyclists in densely populated cities across the United States every single day. Cars line up in traffic along sidewalks while others pull out into the road without being able to see vehicles or motorcycles coming their way. Some people edge out slowly, looking in the direction of oncoming traffic, while others simply pull right out into whatever danger may or may not be lurking around the corner. If you are approaching one of these vehicles on your motorcycle, you will either hit the other vehicle or swerve and hit another object. Sometimes you can avoid this situation and other times you can not; when you can not be extremely cautious in order to avoid an accident.

Crossing Intersections

Don’t cross an intersection right when the light turns green; you are simply opening yourself up to too much risk and it only takes a moment longer to look both ways and proceed with caution. Don’t rely on drivers to adhere to the color of the traffic lights. If you have already fallen victim in this scenario due to the negligence of another driver you need to contact an Aventura car accident lawyer today.

Stopped Traffic

Do not remain in the center lane of traffic when traffic is stopped. Why? Because you have nowhere to go if another vehicle rear ends you, which leads to being crushed between the approaching car and the one stopped in front of you. Choose either side lane and stay in one of those lanes at all times, then point your front tire towards the gap between the two cars in front of you or towards the emergency lane on either side of the highway, if there is one. In theory this will cause you to be knocked into a clear space instead of against the car directly in front of you, thus greatly limiting potential injuries.

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Blind Spots

Everyone should avoid blind spots whether you drive a motorcycle or a car. However as a motorcyclist you need to understand that it’s difficult for vehicles to see you because you are of a much smaller size relatively. Get out of blind spots immediately because they are one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents on the road.

Hire an Aventura Car Accident Lawyer Now

If you have been in an accident as a result of colliding with a car while riding your motorcycle, you need the help of a car accident lawyer now. Please contact the Law Offices of Cohn & Smith immediately. We are ready to fight for your interests and attain  any due restitution to cover your pain and suffering.

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