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A return to motorcycling requires preparation

On Behalf of | Mar 20, 2017 | Firm News, motorcycle accidents

Motorcycling is an activity that gets under your skin and the desire to ride can last a lifetime. And it’s not unusual for those have stopped riding for a number years to want to restart.

Getting back in the saddle after years off the road can give you a new lease on life. But you want to make sure that your rekindled interest in riding does not lead to suffering an injury. The fact is, your body has changed over the years and your riding reflexes may have become rusty due to the long layoff.

So, in the interest helping make your return to motorcycling as fun and safe as possible, here are a few pieces of advice for older riders:

Read up on motorcycling. There lots of helpful articles available online on a wide variety of riding skills and techniques. Reading about riding can help your real-world skills.

Be aware of your present skill level. Even if you were once great rider, it may take a while to restore your abilities.

Take a riding course. A bit of retraining is the most effective way to get back into the swing of riding. A beginners course can help you with the basics and an intermediate course can further enhance your proficiency.

Hopefully, you will be able to get back into good riding form with a modicum of effort. But unfortunately, while you were away the roads have not gotten any safer. And if you should have the misfortune of being in an accident, you may find yourself in need of compensation to cover your medical expenses.

Because medical treatment is so costly, it is important that you receive all of the funds to which you are entitled. An experienced personal injury attorney can act as your representative when filing your claim with insurance companies.