Doraville, Georgia Motorcycle Accident
There are many safety practices a motorcyclist can adopt to reduce the risk of getting into an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that motorcycle riders should attend a motorcycle rider-training course so they can become expert operating a motorcycle safely and skillfully. Motorcyclists should drive cautiously at intersections, avoid driving in other vehicle’s blind spots, anticipate the actions of other drivers, and adjust their speed based on road conditions and weather. As is the case with all vehicles, drivers should not operate vehicles when under the influence of alcohol. In 2007, one out of four motorcyclists in fatal accidents had been drinking prior to the accident. Since a motorcycle does not afford the protection of a car or truck, motorcycle riders should invest in durable helmets, eye protection, and clothing to lessen the severity of the impact should they get into an accident. However, according to NHSTA, most motorcycle accidents occur during the day to motorcyclists who are wearing helmets. Even accidents like these can result in personal injuries like brain injuries or broken bones.
Charles Scholle understands that sometimes even those drivers who take precautions cannot be completely protected from the careless mistake of another driver. If you or someone you know has been in a motorcycle crash, call Scholle Law to discuss your potential accident claim.