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Tips for Handling a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents can create some of the most serious personal injuries that anyone will ever experience. When a personal injury lawyer starts talking to a client about a motorcycle incident, there are a lot of factors that go into determining just what kind of claim is going to be made. Remember that personal injury accidents that involve off-road accidents are just as serious as the accidents that happen on the roads. That is why it is important to always be careful when operating a motorcycle.

A Toronto long-term disability lawyer will need some facts about your motorcycle accident before he can pursue your case. In many cases, the motorcyclist is unable to take pictures of the accident scene because he is incapacitated. But if a friend or loved one shows up to the scene, then that person should take as many pictures as possible. When you are taking pictures of a motorcycle accident scene, there are several things you must be sure to capture each time. They include:

  • The position of both vehicles.
  • The road conditions.
  • The placement of stoplights and stop signs at the scene.
  • Any intersections or other road obstacles that could be relevant to the accident.

In order to survive a motorcycle accident, you need to make sure that you are using all of the proper safety gear. In a car, a motorist is protected by the vehicle itself and that can reduce the damage that is done in an accident. A motorcyclist is exposed and that creates a whole set of dangers that motorists do not have to contend with.

Always make sure that your arms and legs are covered when driving a motorcycle. This will reduce the possibility of serious skin abrasions if you make contact with the road or concrete. A motorcyclist should always wear his helmet and he should also wear protective gloves to make sure that his fingers sustain as little injury as possible as the result of an accident.

Any brain injury lawyer will tell you that time is of the essence when it comes to minimizing the damage caused by brain trauma. That is why you should never operate a motorcycle on trails or off the road without plenty of people around. You should always make sure that someone has a phone that can be used in case of an accident or emergency. If you do decide to take to the trails, always make sure to observe all of the safety rules of driving a motorcycle, just as you would if you were on the road.

Motorcyclists can be pulled over for the same infractions as motorists. Drunk driving, reckless driving and having mechanical failures with your motorcycle can get you in trouble. That is why, for your own safety and the safety of everyone around you, a motorcyclist should always follow the rules of the road and pay extra attention to the safety measures necessary to be safe at all times.

 

For assistance with a personal injury and/or insurance claim, please email David Himelfarb at dhimelfarb@himprolaw.com or call 1-855-446-7765, for a free case evaluation.

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