Had a motorcycle injury and need free claims advice in St Columb?
Do you need free claims advice in St Columb? Motorcycles can cause devastating and life changing injuries due to the lack of protection that a motorcycle provides its rider.
- A motorcycle doesn’t protect the torso and limbs of the rider.
- Motorbikes don’t have crumple zones to absorb impacts from high-speed collisions involving other road users.
- They do not have seatbelts to protect the rider from being thrown off the bike.
- A motorbike isn’t as stable as a four-wheeled vehicle, and this can affect its stability in an accident.
To stay as safe as possible on your motorcycle, it is important to remember the following points:
- Take a road safety course if you are new to riding. Dealerships may offer a safety course to build up your road awareness and gain confidence.
- Wear appropriate safety clothing, as this is the only protection that your body will have in an accident. Leather clothing is ideal, because it can repel small items that may hit the rider and protect the skin from abrasions should the rider hit the tarmac.
- Wear sensible leather footwear so that you can change gear easily and your feet will not get too hot from the engine and exhaust system. Boots which protect the ankles and have a sturdy sole are ideal.
- Only ride within your limits. It may take a long period of time to build up your skill at riding, and whilst it is important to enjoy the open road it will take time to develop and practise the skills involved in riding your motorbike.
- It is important to maintain your concentration whilst on the motorbike and avoid distractions. Don’t be tempted to take your hands off the handlebars, as this can cause you to lose control.
- Allow enough space to be able to brake safely without being forced into a skid.
- If you are riding with passengers, ensure that they are wearing sensible clothing and footwear.
- Be aware that you may not be seen by other road users when on a motorbike. Always look twice and ensure that you are seen before pulling out into traffic.
- Always wear an approved safety helmet, as this can save your life in an accident. Ensure that the strap is done up and the visor is down when you are riding to keep your face and head free of bugs and debris.
Get free claims advice in St Columb from Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call Accident Advice Helpline for some free claims advice in St Columb. We can process your claim on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so there is no financial risk to yourself. Why not try our unique online 30-second test and find out what you are entitled to claim. Ring us today on: 0800 689 0500 or dial: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile for free claims advice in St Columb without any obligation to proceed.
Date Published: 6th November 2013
Author: David Brown