As your Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers, we feel that it’s our job to remind you of how important it is to be mindful of motorcycles while you’re on the road this summer. Colorado Springs is beautiful this time of year, and it’s likely that you’ve been planning a road trip with your family or friends. Or, perhaps you’ve decided you want to take off on your Harley for a trip into the mountains. No matter what your plans are, and no matter what you’re driving, please be sure to watch out for motorcycles during your travels.
If you’re driving the family SUV or minivan to one of your favorite destinations, we’d like to offer you a few tips to help you remain safe, and travel wisely with the motorcycles that will be on the road with you. First of all, remember that motorcycles are much more easily hidden than other cars or trucks. That means they can be behind trees or bushes at intersections, as well as riding in your blind spot when you’re on the road. Take a few extra seconds to check for motorcycles, and make sure you keep a safe distance between you and them at all times.
Every year there are more and more accidents involving cars and motorcycles. As you know, riding a motorcycle is much more dangerous than driving in a car, so make sure you’re protected to avoid injury. Wear your helmet and protective clothing at all times. Use caution when you’re making turns or changing lanes on busy highways. If you’re riding with a friend on his own motorcycle, it’s best not to share lanes with him, just like cars don’t share lanes with other cars. Finally, avoid road hazards such as debris in the road or slick conditions that might be more dangerous for you on your motorcycle.
With a little extra attention paid to your surroundings, you’ll find that you’ll enjoy a safe and happy summer, no matter what you’re driving. Of course, if you do have an accident, it’s important to contact a Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer right away to get the proper legal advice and representation.
If you are injured in an accident, please contact us so that we help you get the compensation you deserve.