The Importance Of Road Experience For Motorcycle Accident Avoidance In Buffalo, New York

Motorcyclist Road Experience and Accident Avoidance

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as a New York Super Lawyer and American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, and His Team of Elite Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for People Who Suffered Harm Caused by Motorcycle Accidents in Buffalo, New York

Motorcyclist Road Experience For many new motorcyclists, obtaining their motorcycle license is a dream come true. Riding provides a whole new way of life and taste of adventure. Nevertheless, accidents can be particularly detrimental to bikers because they are significantly more vulnerable to being seriously injured due to their lack of protection. Even the most experienced motorcyclists face various dangers, especially the possibility of being unseen or disregarded by other drivers. Consequently, the most viable option is taking safety measures to try and avoid an accident.

It is truly heartbreaking that the lives of so many motorcyclists are turned upside-down because of other negligent motorists. That is why gaining road experience and practicing accident avoidance are both essential. Regardless of whether you are a novice or expert biker, every single time you ride a motorcycle, you should observe proper safety rules. Even the most veteran motorcyclist may be vulnerable to nearby drivers’ thoughtless, negligent, or erratic actions. Although other motorists are likely to experience only relatively minor injuries, bikers often suffer catastrophic injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, permanent disfigurement, severe disabilities, or even death. When a biker is severely injured due to another motorist’s negligence, they can find themselves in a challenging situation physically, emotionally, and financially. Pursuing a personal injury claim against the responsible party may be the only way to begin to recover.

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Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle Crashes More than 40% of all fatal motorcycle accidents involved bikers who were improperly licensed. The chances of wiping out or losing control are considerably higher for inexperienced motorcyclists. Motorcycle crashes involving another vehicle typically center around the other driver’s negligence and occur for various reasons, including:

  1. Riding or Driving Under the Influence: Drugs, prescription medication, and alcohol while operating any vehicle can be an explosive combination, further heightened when riding a motorcycle. These influences drastically impair your reaction time, coordination, reflexes, balance, and general awareness. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 28% of bikers killed in a single year were inebriated.

  2. Inattentive or Distracted Driving: Riding safely requires the biker’s total concentration. Taking your eyes off the road for even a second can have devastating consequences. When motorists are talking on the phone, texting, attending to small children, daydreaming, eating and drinking, or changing the radio station, they can easily make fatal errors.

  3. Road Hazards: Construction, puddles, potholes, debris, and other motorists can all create dangerous threats to bikers. Even in situations where a motorcyclist successfully circumvents a crash with another motorist, the rider’s abrupt maneuvers may cause them to be thrown off of their bike.

  4. Bad Weather Conditions: Inclement weather, including rain, snow, and ice, can make it easy for bikers to lose control completely. The most dangerous time to ride is right after it begins raining because the road is the slickest. Additionally, heavy rainfall can greatly hinder visibility.

  5. Failing to Notice the Biker: Since motorcycles are much more slender than other vehicles on the road, they are often much less visible. Motorists frequently make turns or proceed through intersections without noticing oncoming bikers. This may be caused by the driver neglecting to look cautiously and numerous other factors such as poor visibility, lack of lights on the motorcycle, or impaired eyesight. Further, vehicles with blind spots may be unable to see motorcyclists. Even when other drivers see oncoming bikers, they often miscalculate their speeds and distances.

  6. Aggressive or Careless Driving: Deliberately accelerating as the light is changing to red, running stop signs, driving too fast for the given road conditions, making illegal left turns, erratic driving, or assuming the right of way are all various types of reckless driving incidences. These behaviors significantly increase the risk of accidents and resulting injuries.



Fundamental Practices to Avoid Motorcycle Crashes

Riding a motorcycle presents a unique set of challenges that motorcyclists should be adequately equipped to withstand. Even experienced motorcyclists can find themselves in dangerous situations caused by other drivers. The first step to optimizing your likelihood of avoiding a crash is to learn how to ride safely. Every rider should practice riding in a safe place before heading out onto the open road. Also, motorcyclists should create a set of rules and a plan to follow before each ride. Riders may be able to avoid some collisions by riding defensively and taking extra protective measures. Some measures that motorcyclists can abide by to decrease their chances of being victims of a collision include:

  1. Never Speed: Speeding is one of the primary reasons why other motorists fail to see motorcycles. By reducing your speed, you have more chance of being seen, more reaction time, and you can decrease the risk of losing control of your motorcycle.

  2. Try to be Noticeable: Never take for granted that other drivers see you. Always try to make eye contact with other drivers before proceeding. Bikers should wear bright and reflective clothing and turn their headlights on, during the day and at night, to be more visible to other motorists.

  3. Anticipate Accidents: Motorcyclists must anticipate the possibility of a crash every time they ride. It is especially crucial to monitor all oncoming traffic to see if any cars are turning left. Additionally, having your hand on the brake at all times can help you brake instantaneously, greatly reducing your reaction time.

  4. Observe All Rules of the Road: Follow all traffic signs, lights, and regulations. Be mindful of both rules of the road and local traffic laws.

Motorcyclist Road Experience and Accident Avoidance The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of motorcycle accident injury attorneys strongly encourages our clients and the residents of Buffalo, New York to take all essential safety precautions, ride safely, remain collision and injury-free, and master their riding abilities. Accident victims may be eligible for monetary compensation for all lost wages, diminished future earning capacity, past and future medical expenses, and pain and suffering through a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Time and time again, former clients of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have said that Jed Dietrich, Esq. is the best personal injury lawyer in Western New York. View our Google 5 Star rating and clients’ testimonials by clicking here. Call Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team today at 716-839-3939.

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