Due to its warm weather, Florida is a common place for motorcycles. Many Floridians hit the roadways on a bike rather than by car. It’s no wonder why your chances of being seriously injured in a Daytona Beach motorcycle accident are high year round.
Motorcycles offer little protection
Let’s face it, motorcycles lack the same protections as automobiles do. Motorists are often protected by seat belts and airbags, which motorcycles are unequipped with. This lack of protection can lead to a debilitating injury. That is why motorcyclists should take extra precaution when riding.
Inspect your motorcycle
Though the weather is nice year round, many motorcyclists store their bikes for the winter. If your bike has been sitting for an extended period of time, you should inspect your bike to ensure that everything is working properly. This includes:
- Checking all fluids, including oil
- Test brakes, turn signals, and lights
- Check all cables
- Adjust all mirrors to their proper positions
Invest in proper gear
Motorcyclists are at risk because there is very little between them and the pavement. That is why it is important to invest in quality and tough gear. This includes:
- A quality helmet that fits properly
- Leather pants and jacket
- Durable non-slip gloves
- Footwear that covers your ankles
Operate your motorcycle in a safe manner
Though you can’t control the driving habits of others, there are certain safety tips you can follow to help keep you safe. You should always:
- Obey posted speed limits
- Wear your helmet no matter how far you are traveling
- Avoid riding too close to the back of other vehicles
- Avoid weaving and driving on the shoulder
- Use your signals
- Brake smart
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident
A Daytona Beach motorcycle accident can leave you with a lifetime of pain and suffering. You might find yourself unable to work and facing a pile of medical bills you can pay. The team at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. can help.
Our team of motorcycle accident attorneys is experienced in representing motorcycle accident victims. We can help you build your case and ensure you get the best settlement possible for your damages.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact one of our experienced Daytona Beach motorcycle accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890.