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May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The springtime brings blooming flowers, warm weather, and more motorcycles on the road.

 

In light of this time, numerous organizations, including the National Safety Council, recognize May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which aims to bring awareness to motorcycle rider safety and remind everyone to stay vigilant all year round.

First, Some Motorcycle Statistics

Rarely do we hear of such a thing as a “minor” motorcycle accident. This is because a majority of these collisions result in devastating injuries to the rider. Those on two wheels inherently lack the outer protective layer that drivers and passengers have. Therefore, they are often the most vulnerable individuals on the road, especially when accidents occur.

 

Below are some statistics to put this in perspective:

 
  • In 2017, 5,172 motorcyclists died in motorcycle crashes

  • Another 89,000 riders sustained injuries

  • Riders are 27 times more likely than vehicle occupants to die in a crash

How to Ensure Riders Stay Safe

All of us at Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys encourage motorcyclists and drivers to do their part in preventing devastating motorcycle accidents.

 

In order to prevent crashes or severe injuries, riders should be sure to:

 
  • Wear protective gear

  • Increase visibility with bright colors

  • Always signal

  • Ride defensively

  • Look ahead for road hazards

 

Drivers have an equally, if not more, important job of staying vigilant and preventing motorcycle collisions. Always be sure to:

 
  • Check blind spots before changing lanes

  • Obey the speed limit

  • Drive sober

  • Eliminate distractions

  • Put the phone away and on silent

  • Stay calm and avoid road rage

 

We understand the devastating impacts that can result from a motorcycle collision. Not only may a rider sustain physical injuries, but they may sustain permanent scars, lifelong debilitations, emotional damages, and diminished quality of life.

 

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys is here to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions. You shouldn’t have to pay for injuries you didn’t cause, not to mention the financial recovery needed to emotionally get your life back on track.

 

Let us take the burden off of your shoulders so that you can focus on your recovery.

 

Contact Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys at (912) 809-5335 to schedule your free consultation. We are also offering phone consultations and remote legal services amid COVID-19.

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