Motorcycle Safety for Lansing Riders

At Michigan Biker Law we devote ourselves to protecting the safety and rights of bikers. We publish a newsletter to 14,000 bikers on motorcycle safety and maintain a blog. We are also a motorcycle accident law firm who for over 30 years has protected the rights of bikers injured in accidents.

We are avid bikers ourselves. Over the years we have observed the same kinds of accidents over and over. Though many kinds of accidents are caused by the negligence of others, it is still true that the biker can do much to prevent accidents by taking precautions. For assistance we urge you contact a Lansing motorcycle accident attorney.

Motorcycle Safety

Wear a helmet: This is the most important thing you can do to protect your safety. It has been estimated that helmets are 37% effective in preventing rider fatalities.

Caution when taking a passenger: A passenger increases the total weight of the vehicle and shifts the center of mass backward. If you have to stop fast, it will take longer and the passenger will be forced into your back. Cornering can also be challenging with a passenger if you have a low ground clearance. The remedy is to drive slower when you have a passenger. If driving very slowly when making a turn, it can be unnerving with a passenger. Have the passenger get off.

Additional lighting: Bikers have told us that sometimes an automobilist is looking right at them but then pulls right in front. We have found that if you adopt the railroad industry's concept of three warning lights you become much more visible to oncoming cars. You install the brighter light on top and two smaller lights mounted horizontally below it.

When it is raining: It takes longer to stop. Drive slower and increase your safety margins.

Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Lansing

As attorneys we devote our practice exclusively to the representation of bikers wrongfully injured in accidents. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. If you would like to discuss motorcycle safety or need help with an accident claim, we would be pleased to speak with you. You will pay no fees until a settlement or judgment is obtained.

Contact a Lansing Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at the firm for a free consultation.