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Common hazards motorcycle riders face

On Behalf of | Sep 1, 2022 | motorcycle crashes |

Riding your motorcycle on a Michigan road or highway can be an enjoyable way to pass the time on a day off. However, there are many hazards that you’ll need to be aware of while doing so. For instance, you will need to be on the lookout for cars that are turning left or for debris on the road that might cause you to lose control of your bike.

Heavy braking can be dangerous

If a vehicle in front of you stops suddenly, you may need to press down hard on your own brakes. This can be problematic because most of the braking power comes from the front of the bike. Therefore, if you press too hard, the motorcycle may lock up and send you flying over the front wheel. You can minimize the need to stop suddenly by increasing your following distance or decreasing your own speed.

Be aware of bad weather

Wet roads and low visibility can both increase your risk of getting into a serious motorcycle accident. You may also be at a higher risk of a crash if you drive while it is snowing or when the temperature drops below the freezing point. This is because you could be traveling on roads or highways that are covered in ice that you can’t see before you encounter it.

If you are hurt in a motorcycle crash caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The same may be true if poor road design or a defective motorcycle part played a role in your wreck. A financial award may be obtained through a settlement or after a trial, and it may help you pay medical bills, recoup lost wages or cover other losses caused by a defendant’s reckless actions.


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