The Virginia accident lawyers and the Law Offices of Richard Serpe understand the challenges and difficulties faced by motorcycle accident victims. As the number of motorcyclists has increase dramatically over the last 10 years, both because of recreation and economy, so has the number of serious motorcycle injuries and deaths.
It is important for motorcyclists to be well informed of and know basic riding skills and safety. Equipment safety, braking, cornering, lane placement, obstacles, and riding during weather conditions are all things a safe motorcyclist should know about. This information may be obtained through instructional classes provided by DMV’s Virginia Rider Training Program.
Below are ten reasons the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says motorcyclists can become involved in an accident:
1. Lack of basic riding skills
2. Failure to know proper operating techniques
3. Failure to know vehicle limitations
4. Failure to be awareness while riding
5. Failure to use defensive driving techniques
6. Lack of specific braking and signaling
7. Failure to follow the speed limit
8. A motorcycle should be chosen for comfortable fit and the cyclist should also be able to put both feet on the ground
9. Lack of proper equipment for passenger riders
10. Failure to reach and use controls properly
An immediate investigation is not only necessary for car accident victims, but is just as important for the injured motorcyclist. Locating witnesses who can testify to the inattention and carelessness of the truck or car can make a difference between winning and losing your serious motorcycle injury case. Individuals injured in a motorcycle accident should contact the Virginia accident lawyers at the law firm of Richard Serpe immediately.
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