Motorcycle Standards Increase Road Safety
Motorcycle technology has improved and newer motorcycles are designed with increased safety features, which enable the rider to more easily avoid an accident, while technologies for helmets and other safety gear has improved These features can also help mitigate serious injury. While there are many safer motorcycles on the road today, there are also many more cyclists, many of whom are inexperienced.
There are many reasons for the increase in the number of motorcycle enthusiasts in recent years. One common reason for the increase is the need for economical transportation. No matter the reason, every year there are inexperienced riders who are heading out on the roads for the first time. While mandatory helmet laws are helpful in the case of a motorcycle accident, the truth remains that serious injuries are common from an accident involving a motorcycle or scooter. Laws and safety features have been enacted to help keep riders safe. But, tragically, serious accidents still happen every day on Orange County roads and freeways.
The dangers and road hazards which motorcyclists commonly face are the same as other vehicles with some dangerous additions. These factors are due to the size of the vehicle and additionally to the fact that motorcycles and scooters are two wheeled vehicles. Often times, Orange County motorcycle accidents are one vehicle accidents. These are many times caused or complicated by speed or road conditions. Motorcycle accidents that involve a collision with a car, truck or bus can have serious consequences for the rider because of the limited protection afforded by a two wheeled vehicle.
Motorcycle accidents generally are the combination of a number of intervening events. The improper combing of those events often can result in a collision between a motorcycle and an auto, truck or bus. The outcome of a situation like this can be very serious for everyone involved; most particularly the rider and or passenger of a motorcycle or scooter. Availing yourself of the safety information available to motorcycle enthusiasts is a real way to ward off possible dangers on the road. A motorcyclist can gain safety information from a variety of sources: affinity riding groups, insurance companies, motorcycle dealers, and other groups who publish information and hold rider safety training events. Since there is so much new safety equipment and resources available for learning about street safety, the ability of riders to stay safe rests largely on themselves. Knowing the potential hazards and maintaining a safe bike can go along way towards avoiding a motorcycle injury accident.
If you have been involved in a cycle accident in Orange County, you need the services of an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney. Jeff Dawson is a uniquely qualified personal injury lawyer. He has worked on the other side, as well – for the insurance firms, and knows how they think. The advantage of hiring Jeff is that he can give you the much needed peace of mind necessary in any accident claim. Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Dawson today at 949/861-2191 for your free consultation about your motorcycle accident lawsuit.