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How to avoid a motorcycle accident

Taking a rider safety course and wearing adequate safety gear like a protective jacket and a helmet may minimize your risk of being hurt while riding your motorcycle in New York. Being aware of the road can help you stay in control of your motorcycle, which may reduce your chances of being involved in an accident.

Watch out for cars turning left

If you notice a gap in the traffic ahead, it may be an indication that a car is about to make a left turn. In such a situation, the best thing to do is slow down and try to find a way to avoid the vehicle. Reducing your speed could help to minimize the severity of any injuries that are sustained in the event of a collision.

Don’t enter corners too quickly

Ideally, you will enter corners slowly and exit them quickly. It may be possible to anticipate a bend in the road by looking at telephone poles or other visual cues. If you do take a corner too quickly, do not slam on the brakes as it could result in a loss of traction. Instead, try to lean into the turn and trust that you and the bike will be able to get through the corner relatively unscathed. Do not be alarmed if your body touches the ground while leaning through the turn.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash caused by another driver, it might be possible to obtain compensation for your injuries. You may also be entitled to compensation to replace a damaged bike or other property that was destroyed in an accident. An attorney might use evidence such as witness statements or photos of the crash scene in an effort to negotiate a favorable settlement in your case. Accident cases might also be resolved in court.