MOTORCYCLE CRASH RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH can be AVOIDED • PINELLAS • PASCO • POLK • HILLSBOROUGH • MANATEE • SARASOTA • HERNANDO • CITRUS

Among all motor vehicles, motorcycles are the most vulnerable on the road. Because motorcycles do not have seat belts, you can be thrown off your seat in a crash, which can result in serious injury or even death. Imagine your chance for survival if a truck strikes you, or if you strike it. Hitting a truck is like hitting a steel wall. However, your chance for survival will be increased if you wear a helmet and follow the safety tips below when riding your motorcycle.

  • WATCH THE NO-ZONES – Never hang out in a truck’s blind spot or “No-Zone.” Trucks have large No-Zones on both sides, the front and behind the truck. Truck drivers cannot see you when you ride in these blind spots, which allows for a greater chance of a crash.
  • ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET – Make sure to always wear a helmet. Beware of helmets that do not meet U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards. Check for the DOT label inside your helmet. Helmets are the most important piece of equipment you can wear when riding your motorcycle. A helmet could be your only source of protection in a serious crash.
  • DRIVE TO SURVIVE – Motorcycles are the smallest vehicles on the road. Unfortunately they provide virtually no protection in a crash. Other drivers may not see you on your motorcycle, so you must be aware of everything on the road. Be extra cautious, paying attention to the signals and brake lights.
  • CHECK YOURSELF AND YOUR BIKE – Conduct a safety inspection of your motorcycle before each ride, and wear protective clothing including gloves, boots and a jacket.
  • WATCH YOUR SPEED – Of all vehicles, motorcycles accelerate the fastest, while trucks and buses are the slowest. Please watch your speed around trucks.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash, CALL the TRIPP LAW FIRM at (888) 392-LAWS (5297) for an IMMEDIATE case evaluation.

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