If you are planning to take a motorcycle road trip from Texas, making sure that you prepare adequately is important for your safety. Here are some tips to make sure that your motorcycle road trip goes as smoothly as possible.
Wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle is probably the most important safety precaution that you can take. If you are in a motorcycle accident, your helmet can prevent a traumatic brain injury, and may even save your life. However, your helmet isn’t the only important piece of safety gear that you need to be wearing while riding. Here’s a look at other motorcycle safety gear professionals recommend.
Human error, or negligence, is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Texas. The following takes a look at common causes of accidents and how to prove negligence if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident.
Texas has a very lax helmet law for motorcyclists: only those riders ages 20 and under are required to wear a helmet while riding. Nonetheless, the absence of a helmet is often used as a defense in a motorcycle accident claim, with the at-fault party claiming that the motorcyclist should have been helmeted. If you’re the rider in a motorcycle accident not wearing a helmet, it’s likely that you feel frustrated and worried about recovering damages.
Riding a motorcycle with a friend, family member, or date can be even more fun than riding solo. But, when riding a motorcycle with a passenger, you have a greater responsibility to drive responsibly. If your passenger suffers road rash or other injuries while you’re driving, you will likely be footing his or her hospital bills. Here are a few tips for safely riding your motorcycle with a passenger in Dallas.
The term “road rash” refers to the kind of burn injuries and abrasions that result from a common motorcycle accident when a Dallas motorcyclist is thrown or falls off of a motorcycle and slides across the road. Motorcycle road rash results in open wounds, cuts, abrasions, and lacerations. While road rash may seem negligible to many bikers, it can cause lasting scarring, pockmarking, or darkened patches of skin.
Motorcyclists are vulnerable to accidents and are lacking in the same protection offered by cars or trucks. It is important for drivers to be aware of safe driving tactics for traveling around motorcycles and also to be able to identify potentially reckless driving habits that put motorcyclists at risk.
Numerous motorcyclists traverse Dallas for transportation and recreation. While most reach their destinations without incident, some aren’t so fortunate. A report provided by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicates that in the first nine months of 2012, 358 riders lost their lives on Texas highways, with nearly 4,000 motorcyclists dying in traffic fatalities across the country.
In many cases though, a motorcycle accident may result in minor or even serious injuries. The following guide provides information on how you can recover compensation for any injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash, as well as motorcycle accident claim evidence that you may need.
Riding in a motorcycle group can be a lot of fun. You get to share the experience of an open road adventure. But there are also dangers that motorcyclists can face. Consider the following group motorcycle riding safety tips compiled from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the American Motorcyclist Foundation.