As we head into springtime and warmer temperatures, many motorcyclists are getting back on their bikes after a winter hiatus. We know that if you go out riding, you’ll wear a helmet and follow all the traffic rules and safety protocols. However, motorcycle accidents are sometimes inevitable. The majority of these accidents are caused by factors outside the motorcyclist’s control, such as another driver’s negligence.
If you are in an accident while riding your motorcycle, try to follow these guidelines in order to minimize injury. If you end up with severe injuries despite all your precautions, call motorcycle accident lawyer Karl Truman at 502-222-2222 for a free legal consultation.
It may not be possible to prevent injury altogether in a motorcycle crash, but there are steps you can take to try to minimize your injuries and possibly save your life.
Wear Protective Clothing
In addition to wearing a helmet, you should make sure that you’re wearing good protective clothing. Jeans and a durable jacket are key to helping protect you from severe road rash if you end up in an accident. If you’re just wearing shorts and a t-shirt, the road rash damage will be much worse than it would have been had you worn proper protection.
Wearing a helmet is of course the best thing you can do to protect your head and increase your chances of surviving an accident.
Try To Relax
Being in a motorcycle accident is by no means a relaxing experience, in fact the opposite, but if you are able to relax your body it can help with reducing injuries. Tensing your muscles makes it easier for them to break, while being loose and more relaxed means your body can move more like a ragdoll than a porcelain doll.
Get Immediate Medical Help
A motorcycle accident is no joke, and more often than not leads to serious injuries for the motorcyclist. A motorcycle rider is unprotected, and even a fender bender that would be a minor incident for two cars can turn deadly for a car and a motorcycle. Even if you think your injuries are minor, see a doctor as soon as you can just to make sure. It is possible to sustain a concussion through a helmet, and what you thought was just a sprain might in fact be a broken bone. Whiplash can also happen with motorcyclists, not just with car drivers.
If you have been in a motorcycle crash, chances are that you were injured and it wasn’t your fault. Karl Truman has experience helping motorcyclists obtain the compensation they need and deserve in order to cover their medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost income, and more.
Insurance settlement offers are often too low to cover the full cost of all of your medical expenses and associated expenses such as therapy, home renovations if you need them due to disability, and lost future income potential as well as loss of quality of life.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to contact personal injury attorney Karl Truman at 502-222-2222 for your free legal consultation. We serve clients in Louisville, KY and Jeffersonville, IN.