One second you’re cruising down the road, the next you could be instantaneously thrown off your bike. Losing control of your bike can be a terrifying experience and it can happen at any time because of weather conditions, equipment malfunction, or other unforeseen circumstances.
Summer is often the worst time for claims and motorcycle accidents since it’s the peak of riding season for most motorcyclists.
Most accidents are caused by:
- Lack of riding skills
- Poor terrain
- Failure to abide by the rules of the road
- Failure to drive defensively
Ways to Handle a Lost Control of Motorcycle
- Don’t panic! The last thing you want to do is tense up and try something risky. This could result in injury or even death.
- It’s best to just assume that cars can’t see you, even if they have a clear line of sight. This is just part of driving defensively
- Make sure you’ve had enough time to get familiar with your bike. You’ll be better able to judge if something is working improperly and you’ll get a better feel for your brakes and how your bike will handle in the rain
- Put your safety gear (helmet) on!
- Check the weather before you ride
Not as simple as it sounds
Talking abstractly about how to handle your motorcycle in the event of an accident is easy. Dealing with the situation first-hand can be a lot more difficult. The main thing to emphasize about what to do when you’ve lost control of the motorcycle is to make sure you have room to move. This means giving yourself space between yourself and other drivers and objects. Doing so can greatly minimize damages to your vehicle and yourself. This isn’t always possible. Try to be as aware of your surroundings as possible.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident related to motorcycle out of control, contact our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers, the Clardy Law Firm for help with getting the compensation you deserve.