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Motorcycle Safety

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Motorcycling in California can be a fun, safe way to explore the state's beautiful, scenic roads. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents often happen as well. And when they do, the injuries can often be very serious or even fatal in certain circumstances.

That's why motorcycle safety is essential for all riders. The actions riders take can often help them avoid an accident caused by another driver. But even the safest motorcyclists have accidents. And when they do, they need an experienced attorney on their side.

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The lawyers at Clancy & Diaz, LLP of Walnut Creek, California have years of experience handling serious motorcycle accidents in California's East Bay. We know the challenges motorcyclists face, as we have worked with numerous injured bikers.

Motorcycle safety tips

There are several things motorcyclists can do to avoid an accident involving another vehicle. These motorcycle safety tips include:

  • Wear a motorcycle helmet - It's the law in California, and more importantly, wearing a helmet could save your life.
  • Check your motorcycle before you ride - Are the tires properly inflated? Do your turn signals work? Are the brakes working properly?
  • Properly maintain your motorcycle - Make sure you or a professionally trained mechanic keeps your motorcycle in top working form.
  • Wear protective clothing - The clothes you wear while riding a motorcycle can protect you to some degree depending on the type of accident that occurs. Leather pants, jacket and gloves can be beneficial. So can jeans and other rugged materials.
  • Take a safety course - There's always more you can learn when it comes to motorcycle safety. Enroll in an approved, accredited motorcycle safety course.
  • Look carefully before turning or changing lanes - Many drivers who cause motorcycle accidents claim they didn't see the motorcyclist before the crash. That's no excuse. But it's important to keep in mind on the road.
  • Keep a safe distance away from other vehicles - Always try to maintain a safe distance between yourself and other vehicles. This can be difficult, though, since other drivers might not do the same.

While these safety tips are important, we also realize there's often little motorcyclists can do to prevent a serious crash caused by another driver. That's why it's critical that you talk to an attorney at our law firm as soon as possible.

How we can help you

One of the biggest obstacles motorcyclists face after a serious accident is the bias against them. Even if you did everything right and followed the rules of the road, many people will automatically blame you for causing your collision.

That's not right. That's why we take such cases so seriously at our law firm. We believe that motorcycle accident victims should be fairly compensated for their crash. And we're often able to secure such money since we know how to investigate motorcycle accidents and find the facts that matter most.

Armed with such information, we then negotiate with the other driver's insurance company for the best possible settlement offer. And if they refuse to cooperate, we're prepared to take them to court. Find out how we can help you after your accident. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation.

Clancy & Diaz, LLP
2855 Mitchell Dr Suite 106
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
p: 925.835.7500 f: 510.768.7203