Older Motorcyclists are at Increased Risk of Serious Injury
According to a 1 published in Injury Prevention, adult motorcyclists over the age of 60 have three times the risk of hospitalization than riders who are 20-39 years old. Furthermore, the results of the study indicate that hospitalization risk after a motorcycle accident increased by a factor of two for adults 40-59 when compared to the youngest group study.
What this should indicate to motorcycle riders is that they should take steps to increase their risk of involvement in an accident as they grow older. Some of the things that motorcyclist can do to make themselves as safe as possible include the following:
Never drink and ride. Even small amounts of alcohol can affect your judgment, vision, and reaction time.
- Have your vision checked regularly
- Make sure that your motorcycle is well-maintained
What to Do in the Event that You are Involved in an Accident
Unfortunately, accidents can happen even to the most careful motorcyclists. If you are involved in an accident, there are certain steps that you should take in order to protect your legal rights. Here are some of the things you should do in the days and weeks following an accident to maximize your chances of recovering for your losses.
Collect Information about Your Accident – One of the most important things you can do after an accident is to collect information about the way your accident occurred. Examples of the kinds of things to make note of include the names of any drivers involved in the accident, the weather conditions at the time of your crash, any road hazards that may have contributed to your accident, and the license plate number of the vehicles involved.
Seek Medical Attention – It is important that you seek medical attention after an accident even if your injuries did not require hospitalization. Doing so will ensure that your injuries are identified, documents, and treated.
Speak to an Experienced Attorney – The most effective thing you can to ensure that you are able to recover for your injuries is to retain a lawyer as soon as you can after your accident. A lawyer will investigate your case, determine whether you have a claim, and represent you in settlement negotiations with any insurance companies that may be involved.
Call a Clearwater Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today to Discuss Your Case
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident in Florida, you should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. Many motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of others, entitling victims to recover compensation for their losses. The experienced attorneys of the Dolman Law Group are dedicated to helping people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents recover for their losses and have the experience required to get you the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with a , call our office today at 727-451-6900 or send an email through our .
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