As gas prices climb and summer weather brings people outside, more riders are turning to their motorcycles as primary transportation.
When out on the bike – whether for a ride across Atlanta or across Georgia – it is important to include several safety measures. A helmet, approved by the DOT is an important element, but your safety gear should also include other clothing, such as protective jackets made for motorcycle use, reinforced boots, along with other items which protect a rider. Making use of protective gear often means a dramatic difference in case of an accident on a motorcycle. Without this protection, injuries, the long-term impact, and recovery are likely to be far more serious.
Physical injury resulting from a motorcycle accident varies from a regular car crash because of the increased dangers of operating a two-wheeled vehicle. Riders endure a higher risk of serious injury and complications. Injuries during impact – for instance fractures and internal damage – are merely the beginning. Without added safety gear, the rider is likely to be injured on asphalt or soft-shoulder gravel and rocks, a condition called “road rash.” Road rash, resulting from uncontrolled skidding, can result in severe health issues requiring specific emergency care, and probable long-term treatment. Infections, skin grafts, extensive wound treatment, and physical therapy may – separately or in tandem – figure into a long-term recovery plan.
While effective safety gear may lessen damage, the dangers involved with motorcycles are a reality. When you are involved in this type of accident, it is important to think about the expense of treatment and rehabilitation, along with any loss of income while you are in recovery. In cases where another driver is at fault for your accident, compensation for all aspects of damage and loss is essential. Engaging the counsel of a qualified attorney is critical to claiming the compensation you require.
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