Cheektowaga, New York, Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers
Jed Dietrich, Esq. is Regarded as a Best Lawyer of America. With Over Twenty Years of Experience, he is Prepared to Represent Individuals Injured in Motorcycle Accidents in Cheektowaga, New York.
Each year motorcycle fatalities caused by collisions with motor vehicles continue to dominate crash statistics across the United States. Recently, a motorcycle fatality on Cheektowaga’s Harlem Road claimed the life of a 37-year-old man when he collided with a car and was subsequently thrown from his motorcycle. The fact that this type of motorcycle accident continues to occur emphasizes the importance of driver education on motorcycle safety and defensive driving.
Over the years, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has successfully represented countless clients in serious personal injury cases in the Cheektowaga, New York area. Our top priority is ensuring that you receive the best possible compensation for your personal injury case. Call us now at (716) 839-3939 or visit us online to receive your free consultation. You will not be charged until we secure a win for you!Reckless Driving and Road Rage
Phrases such as ‘reckless driving’ and ‘road rage’ are all too familiar to many of us. A driver makes a dangerously close pass of another motor vehicle and is called ‘reckless;’ we read stories of car crashes caused by fits of ‘road rage,’ but the exact definitions of these phrases are sometimes lost in generalities, as are their common causes.
According to Section 1212 of New York State’s Vehicle Traffic Law, reckless driving is any careless or dangerous operation of a motor vehicle that interferes with or “unreasonably endangers” others. This can include speeding, tailgating, failing to obey traffic signals, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to name a few. In addition, reckless driving is a misdemeanor punishable by either a fine or a jail sentence.
Whereas reckless driving is considered a careless disregard for the rules of the road, road rage is an intentional act of aggression against another. It is not uncommon to experience frustration on the road, particularly if we are running late or are anxious about personal matters. It is when that frustration turns to full-blown aggression towards others that we become a danger. Individuals consumed by road rage will sometimes tailgate, cut off other drivers, curse, and make obscene gestures. Prospective drivers in New York State are required to take a safety course on road rage before they are eligible to receive their license.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. knows that the recovery of you and your loved ones is a top priority. Therefore, his mission is to ensure that you receive unsurpassed representation in your motorcycle accident claim and the highest compensation possible for your injuries. The team of Cheektowaga, New York motorcycle accident attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reached at (716) 839-3939 or online.Practicing Defensive Driving
As with ‘reckless driving’ and ‘road rage,’ another phrase often touted at Driver’s Education courses is ‘defensive driving.’ A defensive driver is alert and cautious while behind the wheel. They obey posted speed limits and warning signs, signal in advance of turns and lane changes, and maintain a safe distance between other cars. It may come as a surprise, but defensive driving is the exact opposite of reckless driving. Being focused, alert, and aware is the best way to safeguard yourself and others while on the road. Kidshealth.org recommends the following tips for teens and adults practicing defensive driving:
Prioritize Safety: The fastest way to cause an accident is to engage in reckless driving and road rage. By putting safety first, you are better prepared to deal with other drivers who might be inattentive or reckless.
Do Not Speed: It is very easy to unintentionally exceed the speed limit, especially if it is a route that you take every day. Therefore, you should make a concerted effort to monitor your speed throughout your commute and use cruise control where possible.
Be Aware: It is recommended that drivers frequently check their surroundings, particularly the road ahead, for accidents, backed-up traffic, or construction.
Avoid Assumptions: Never assume that other drivers are paying attention or exercising caution. Strive to be the best driver on the road, but do not make the mistake of assuming others are doing the same.
Minimize Distractions: This can be difficult for motorcyclists, as unlike in a car, there are no windows to cut down on road noise, and motorcyclists often have to play the radio quite loud to hear it while driving. The fewer distractions while driving, though, the more attentive you will be.
It is good to remember that courses in defensive driving are not exclusive to Driver’s Education. Organizations such as the American Automobile Association (AAA) offer defensive driving classes for individuals interested in improving their skills behind the wheel.
We all want to keep our loved ones safe, but sometimes the unthinkable occurs. When that happens, the last thing we want is to worry about what action steps we need to take. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our team of experienced Cheektowaga, New York motorcycle accident personal injury attorneys is more than capable of assisting you every step of the way. So allow us to represent you in your case – you do not have to fight alone. Call today at (716) 839-3939 or visit us online to begin the process.
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