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There’s nothing quite like the freedom of open air while riding your bike. However, motorcycles come with certain risks – some within your control and many that aren’t. As personal injury lawyers, our team has helped recover millions for injured victims. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accidents, call our family of motorcycle accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan today for a free consultation.
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Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Every year, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration compiles statistics that show how much more dangerous a motorcycle often is compared to a normal car accident. A review of these statistics show that:
These numbers illustrate the scope and severity of Motorcycle Accidents. Every year on Ohio roads, 100’s die from motorcycle related injuries. Unfortunately, this number has remained rather static from 2015 to present. This means that information is vital to prevent this avoidable carnage. Understanding the location of these motorcycle accidents can be helpful in ensuring that extra attention is paid at specific locations.
We can also learn from the data that the conditions of the road and the weather can have an impact on the likelihood of motorcycle accidents. According to this data, some clear trends emerge:
Motorcycle Safety to Avoid Accidents
Safety is always paramount when you are on Ohio roads – but it is particularly true when riding a motorcycle. The size and speed of a motorcycle makes visibility difficult, and injuries severe. Unfortunately, no matter how safe you are, other driver’s on the road can be negligent and cause motorcycle accidents. Here are some things that motorcyclists can do to decrease the chance of motorcycle accidents in Ohio.
1. Proper Licensing
Did you know that almost 30% of motorcycle accident fatalities in the United States involve an unlicensed operator? This fact shows what many riders know – driving a car and motorcycle is very different. In Ohio, all motorcycle operators are required to have a specific motorcycle endorsement. You also must pass a knowledge and riding skills test in some circumstances. Ensuring that you are properly licensed is the first step to ensuring your are safely operating your motorcycle on Ohio roads.
2. Practice Riding
No two bikes ride exactly the same. Because of this, it’s important to practice riding you motorcycle before taking it onto busy roads or highways. Taking the time necessary to become accustomed to your bike can help you avoid motorcycle accidents and allow you to be more defensive in traffic.You also will want to ensure you are familiar driving your motorcycle in a variety of conditions, including wet or slick roads.
3. Pre-Ride Check
You should get into a routine of having a pre-ride check of your motorcycle. All riders should. begin by checking their tire pressure, tread depth and the hand and foot brakes. It’s always a good idea to check under the bike for any gas or oil leaks. If you’re carrying any cargo, ensure that it is evenly balanced and properly secured.
3. Helmets Save Lives
The statistics don’t lie – helmets save lives in motorcycle accidents. the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration found that motorcycle helmets save almost 2,000 people per year. It’s always a good idea to wear a helmet whenever you can while operating a motorcycle. It’s also important to understand that not all helmets are equally effective.
If you’re ever in a motorcycle crash, and we sincerely hope you’re not, often times the only difference between life and death is a helmet. Remember that not all helmets are the same, so you want a helmet that meets the U.S. Department of Transportation’s basic standards. Ideally, your legs and arms will be fully covered anytime you’re riding your bike. This will help significantly if you’re involved in a crash. Lastly, bright colors to help increase your visibility on the road.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident?
Whenever you have been involved in a personal injury accident, we advise you to speak to a lawyer. We offer completely free, no pressure initial consultations – and are happy to do so via video conferencing at your preference. We know what you’re going through after an accident. We are here to help, and that starts with you reaching out.
How Much Does a Truck Accident Lawyer Charge?
It’s simple – at Sawan & Sawan, if we are unable to obtain compensation for you – we don’t get paid any fee. That’s the Sawan & Sawan no fee guarantee. Not. a. penny. Our family of lawyers believes in shared success. We fight tirelessly to obtain compensation for you, which is why we are so confident in our no-fee guarantee. We believe that results matter – so we put our money where our mouth is.
Dennis E. Sawan
Licensed in Ohio and Florida
Dennis P. Sawan
Licensed in Ohio and Georgia
Christopher A. Sawan
Licensed in Ohio and Michigan
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