Police Reminding Ohio Motorists About Motorcycle Safety
Springtime is the favorite time of year for many Ohio motorcyclists. They have endured a long winter and are finally able to get back on the road. Many more new riders are opting for motorcycles due to high gas prices. Car drivers may start to see more motorcycles on the roads, and it is important that car drivers know what to do in order to ensure safety for motorcyclists. In our opinion, most accidents involving a motorcyclist are NOT the fault of the motorcyclist!
Several law enforcement agencies, including the Ohio State Highway Patrol, are conducting motorcycle awareness safety campaigns in these high traffic areas. They are reminding motorists of some of the steps that they can take to help prevent motorcycle accidents. Highway signs throughout the state are also telling drivers to be aware of motorcyclists in the region.
These crashes often occur when a motorist makes a lane change or other maneuver and does not see the motorcyclist. This means that the rider has no opportunity to avoid the crash, and often takes a direct hit from the passenger vehicle. Those that are able to react might lose control of their bikes, again potentially leading to the riders being thrown from the motorcycles.
Greater awareness on the part of car drivers can go a long way toward reducing some of these accidents. Motorcyclists will often take classes before they receive their motorcycle licenses, but other car drivers may not receive any continuing instruction. Car drivers may be unfamiliar with some of the things that they need to do, which can have deadly results for motorcyclists.
These crashes often result in severe injuries for the riders, and can require extensive medical care. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call us. You will discuss your potential claims with an experienced personal injury attorney at our firm. Your attorney can begin preparing your case on your behalf while you are still recovering from your injuries, allowing you to remain focused on your health.
You may start to receive offers from the insurers of the other parties involved, and it is extremely important that you take the time to understand all of the terms included in these documents. In many cases, once you accept an offer, you will be unable to recover additional funds from those parties, even if your condition gets worse. This can have a significant impact upon your ability to afford the care you may need, so you need to work with someone that can explain all of this to you, and offer guidance while you consider which option is best for you.