About Motorcycle Safety
Taking Motorcycle Safety Seriously
When a novice motorcycle rider hits the open road for the first time, the feelings can be exhilarating and exciting. If you are included among this rapidly growing group of enthusiasts, you no doubt understand the importance of motorcycle safety. You went through extensive training and had to receive a special license to operate a motorcycle. You purchased safety gear such as a helmet and protective clothing that could be crucial to your survival should you be subjected to an accident.
Sadly, nearly 80% of all riders afflicted by a crash experience serious injuries or even death, so being well aware of safety issues is even more critical. If you have been injured in an incident, a Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer can offer the legal counsel you need to pursue proper and fair compensation from negligent parties.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that, in a recent year, helmets helped save 1,784 lives. An additional 800 lives could have been saved had those riders been wearing a helmet. The single most important piece of motorcycle safety gear is the helmet. Protection of the head is essential and can mean the difference between life and death. Other important safety measures to take include:
- Wear protective gear that is brightly colored and DOT-compliant.
- Use your lane position strategically so that you can see well and be seen
- Always use your turn signal, even if you believe no one else to be nearby
- Make use of reflective tape and stickers to make yourself more visible
- Use hand signals in addition to turn signaling when possible
Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Tampa
Nothing can shatter a family like the wrongful death of a loved one or the infliction of serious injury in a
motorcycle accident. The Givens Law Group is deeply concerned with your well being and as you focus on recovering from your injuries or loss, we can offer our expertise and knowledge in the important process of seeking financial damages. Both experienced and aggressive, our attorneys will work tirelessly for you.
Contact a Tampa motorcycle accident attorney today to find out more about how we can help you after a serious traffic incident.