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What are the hidden costs of a motorcycle accident?

When California motorcyclists get into an accident, a number of different costs are going to be associated with that. You'll likely think of immediate medical costs and perhaps the cost of fixing damage done to your motorcycle, but what about the hidden costs that fewer people consider?

Motorcycle helmets are important, but not a safety guarantee

Just about anyone who rides a motorcycle in California understands that helmets are necessary both to legally ride and for safety. Motorcycling can be a relatively safe activity when bikers ride responsibly and wear the proper gear, and when other drivers are aware of their presence. Regardless of experience, motorcyclists should never disregard the importance of a good helmet.

How can you avoid collisions?

California motorcyclists know that the conditions of the road can change at any moment. Cars in front of you can stop on a dime, people or animals can dart into the road, or objects may roll in front of you. You could easily find yourself scrambling to find a way to avoid hitting them. You may be wondering if there's any way to swerve collisions that could be considered safer than the rest.

How driver negligence endangers motorcyclists

Among the many perks of living in California is the fact that there is rarely an “off season” when it comes to taking out your motorcycle. Around here, many riders get to enjoy the road year-round, but that also means that motorcycle accidents are an all-too-common occurrence. At McKnight, McKnight, McKnight & McKnight, we have a firm understanding of what is causing many of today’s motorcycle accidents, and we have assisted many clients who suffered injury because of another’s negligence.

Motorcycle accidents: is lane-splitting safe?

Motorcycles are often seen as a symbol of freedom, luxury and a carefree lifestyle. There are currently millions of motorcyclists in the United States, and the types of motorcycles driving laws depend greatly on the state. The maneuver known as lane-splitting, in which motorcyclists may pass other vehicles by weaving in between lanes, is legal in California; however, the dangers that can potentially come with such a maneuver have sparked controversy across the country.

The truth about motorcycle crashes

The thrill of motorcycle riding is bargained with its inevitable safety hazards. This rings true in most areas of the United States, including California. Of course, there exists the right of individual choice to ride a vehicle containing less safety features than a normal car. However, there are facts to be aware of when operating a motorcycle on public roads.

What are the most common motorcycle accidents?

Riding a motorcycle in California can be dangerous, but if you know how to watch out for some of the most common motorcycle accidents, you can drastically reduce your chances of being involved in a collision. RideApart.com details what some of the top accidents are and how you can avoid them.

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