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Protecting yourself as a biker by knowing the risks you face

With summertime approaching quickly, like many others, you may be excited by the mere thought of taking your motorcycle out of the garage and taking in the breeze on Georgia highways. You may already have taken care of the necessary maintenance to ensure your bike is in proper working condition.

Although making sure all your lights and indicators work as intended is advisable, this may only be one part of the process of keeping you safe as a biker. Since accidents involving motorcycles can be exceedingly dangerous, knowing the risks you may face out on the road could also be essential.

Common causes of collisions involving motorcycles

While riding a motorcycle may have its own advantages, with less in the way of protective barriers between you and the pavement, there could also be some inherent downsides. While preventing every accident could be impossible, knowing what to look out for as a biker could be vital, and some common causes of motorcycle accidents may include:

  • Sudden turns: Even at lesser speeds, if the driver of a motor vehicle suddenly turns into your path, the results could be disastrous, and constantly being aware of all nearby vehicles is advisable.
  • Decrease in visibility: Since you are inherently more difficult to see while on your bike, you may encounter a scenario in which a driver suddenly changes lanes in front of you and being prepared for a similar occurrence could help prevent a catastrophe.
  • Rear-end collision: For other vehicles, a rear-end collision at a traffic light may only lead to a need for repairs, but for bikers, a similar accident could prove exceedingly dangerous.
  • Weather conditions: Although having a new set of tires may increase traction, it is generally advisable to proceed with caution on slippery or wet roads, especially since others might not take the same care with their own vehicles.

Regardless of how an accident occurs, chances are, you could suffer serious harm in the process. If the other driver is at fault in the collision, you may wish to pursue accountability in civil court, but the process can be stressful and daunting.

Assistance for the road ahead

Unfortunately, when it comes to collisions involving motorcycles, what may otherwise be a minor fender bender might prove disastrous. If you suffer serious injuries due to the negligent actions of another party, with the extensive costs of medical treatment, you could be facing substantial financial hardships. However, by speaking with someone with experience in the area, you could obtain some much-needed guidance on how to pursue the full amount of restitution you deserve through a personal injury lawsuit.

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