Milwaukee was built on motorcycle tradition. Two wheels and the rich Wisconsin summer air are things that make our area a great place to live. Some of us enjoy to ride, and most others respect the rights of those who do and are careful to always keep an eye out for motorcyclists. However, this is not always the case, and with a great motorcycle tradition comes a great deal of motorcycle accidents in our area. This is why it’s important for motorcycle operators to know their rights, and be sure to follow common safety practices when riding in the Milwaukee area. Domnitz & Domnitz are proud to be your Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorneys, and we have some great information that can help keep you safe when you’re riding.
Be sure to fully inspect your motorcycle before riding. Accidents caused by motorcycles that are in need of repair can often be caught by the rider with a quick walkaround, before they can cause injury or damage. Don’t forget to check your lights, horn, and directional signals to make sure they are working properly. Also inspect the drivetrain; the chain, belt or shaft, and don’t forget the brakes. Overworn tires are incredibly dangerous when you’re on two wheels on Wisconsin highways, so don’t take a chance.
If you’re new to motorcycle riding, be smart and take a motorcycle safety class before you start riding. Affordable courses are offered all around the area, covering everything from the basics to evasive driving techniques. Not only could the knowledge and experience learned save your life someday, successful completion of a rider’s safety course may make you eligible for an insurance discount.
In Wisconsin, you’re not required by law to wear a helmet. For many riders, this affords them a sense of freedom that is unique to this area. However, the experts will tell you that riding without a helmet is putting your life on the line. Helmets save lives, pure and simple. Consider giving up a small amount of freedom in favor of protecting your life with a quality motorcycle helmet.
Riding apparel is nearly as important as a good helmet when it comes to your personal safety. Many lifestyle brands have built their business on high fashion riding apparel that looks great and keeps you safe in the event of an accident. This gear won’t come cheap, but it will be worth its weight in gold if it protects you from serious injury.
These are just a few tips that can help ensure your safety on the road, but in the event of an accident, don’t trust your recovery and compensation to an inexperienced attorney. Domnitz & Domnitz is proud of our record of fighting for Wisconsin motorcycle riders. Call us today and we’ll help you get the settlement you deserve.
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