Motorcycle safety matters all year long, but National Safety Month shines a spotlight on it each June. Motorcycle riders are some of the most vulnerable drivers on the road, and highlighting their specific dangers is an important part of raising awareness about this problem. If you are going to be traveling through or out of Florida on your motorcycle this summer, be sure to follow these tips to improve your safety on the road.
Find the Right Helmet
Keep in mind that helmet laws vary by state, so a helmet approved by Florida law may not suffice in Georgia or South Carolina. This is why a helmet with a full-face shield is your best option; it is guaranteed to meet state specifications and provides the most coverage for your face. If you don’t love the look and feel of a full-face shield, you can also use a three-quarter open face helmet. This is similar to a full-face helmet, short of the face and chin protection. Whatever you choose, just be sure that it will work to prevent a traumatic brain injury in a crash.
Improve Your Visibility
Visibility is challenging for motorcyclists even on a good day. Vehicle and truck drivers are often distracted or simply fail to see your small bike in the mirror. This issue becomes even worse in the rain, especially as windshield wipers get in the way. Improve your visibility with a brightly colored vest and clear turning signals to minimize the likelihood of a car hitting you. Bradenton motorcycle lawyer Peter Catania says it is also worth the money to purchase a windscreen and visor to maximize your own visibility in the rain.
What If You Are Hurt?
Unfortunately, even if you are a safe and careful motorcyclist, it only takes one irresponsible driver in the lane next to you to cause an accident. If you sustain injuries and damage due to that driver’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation that covers the ramifications of the accident.
Your compensation can actually cover far more than the physical damage to your motorcycle. With the help of an attorney, you can retain compensation for past and future medical bills, lost income, lost earning capacity due to injuries, pain and suffering, and more.
Call 1(800) 253-5523 now to speak to an attorney at Catania and Catania about your case. The Catania attorneys have served the Tampa, Florida area for 25 years and are committed to vigorously advocating for you in your personal injury lawsuit.