North Carolina Personal Injury Law Firm Concentrates on Motorcycle Collisions
Most motorcyclists know that riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving a car, and safety must be a priority. The best way to stay safe on a motorcycle is to pay serious attention to safety. Many motorcycle accidents can be avoided by education regarding the safest ways to ride.
Wear a Helmet
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for every 100 motorcyclists killed in a crash while not wearing a helmet, 37 would have survived had they worn a helmet. North Carolina law requires that a safety helmet be worn whenever a motorcycle or moped is operated on a highway or public vehicular area.
Obtain a Motorcycle License
Most states require bikers to get a special motorcycle license to operate on pubic roads. North Carolina requires operators to have a motorcycle endorsement shown on their driver license or possess a motorcycle learner permit.
Get Professional Training
Motorcyclists who are self-taught or learn through lessons from friends account for over 90 percent of the riders that are involved in motorcycle accidents. Getting professional training through an organization like the Motorcycle Safety Foundation could very well save a motorcyclist’s life, or help them escape serious injury.
Don’t Drink and Ride
Speeding, alcohol use, or both cause approximately half the accidents involving single motorcycles, and according to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, having any alcohol in a motorcyclist’s body increases their chances of crashing by about five times. Alcohol affects a rider’s judgment and decision-making ability, impairs their vision, and hampers coordination or reaction time.
If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident in Cumberland County, North Carolina, contact the attorneys at Nagle & Associates online or call (800) 411-1583 for a free, no risk case evaluation.