If you're used to riding your motorcycle alone, you may be surprised by how much different it is to ride with a group. You might think there is safety in numbers because you're less likely to be hit by a driver who doesn't see you.
One of the many benefits of living in Nevada is that motorcycling can be a year-round activity in most areas. However, if you're heading up to the mountains for a spring ride, you are likely to encounter some remnants of the below-freezing temperatures and snowfalls of the winter that can leave some roads treacherous for bikers.
As a motorcyclist, one of your biggest safety challenges is making sure that drivers see you. The most serious motorcycle crashes involve cars and even larger vehicles. In fact. the most common cause of motorcycle accidents is drivers who turn in front motorcyclists at intersections.
Riding a motorcycle can be an exciting hobby for Nevada residents to take up. However, it is important that those who do understand how to do so safely. New riders are encouraged to take safety courses that will help them learn important riding skills. In some cases, these courses can be taken online, and individuals might be entitled to a discount on their motorcycle insurance by taking part in them.
Motorcycle accidents are often serious, and rarely result in minor scrapes and bruises. Oftentimes, riders involved in a crash suffer significant, critical injuries that bring with them steep hospital and medical bills. This being the case, it is not uncommon for drivers involved in a motorcycle accident to end up in a courtroom litigating damages. But first, the state must determine who was at fault.
This blog often discusses the special dangers faced by motorcyclists. Most of the same dangers are faced by moped riders.
Many Nevadans enjoy riding a motorcycle around the state whether in the cities or on the open road. It is a popular pastime despite its inherent risks. Most car drivers and motorcycle riders share the road safely and keep an eye on each other. Still, some drivers don't pay attention to what they are doing and behave recklessly or negligently. Since they are comparatively unprotected, a rider can suffer serious injuries and death. After a motorcycle collision occurs, it is imperative that the rider and their family think about the issues they will inevitably face in the aftermath and consider a legal filing for compensation.
Reno has many motorcyclists on its roadways. Drivers of passenger vehicles and trucks are obligated to keep an eye on them, yield when necessary and take steps to keep everyone safe and accident-free. However, theories and best-case scenarios aside, this does not always happen. When a rider is involved in a crash, they are vulnerable to injuries and fatalities. In some of these accidents, a second crash occurs in the immediate aftermath, causing more damage. With the litany of problems that come about after these accidents, legal assistance is advisable.
A 23-year-old died in a recent motorcycle crash in the Reno area. The man himself was a Reno resident.
The official first day of spring will not arrive for another couple of weeks. Just the same, the weather starts to warm up in the Reno area in March and April, and that means that more motorcyclists in the area will be pulling their bikes out of their garages for a ride.