Lawyers in Texas who are experienced in motorcycle accidents will make sure that the rights of Texas motorcycle riders are protected. Many times, accidents happen when a motorcycle breaks down. It is important to protect yourself if your motorcycle breaks down, especially if you are on the highway. When a motorcycle breaks down, many times it is on a road or highway where there is a lot of traffic. Often times the vehicle driver does not see the motorcycle riders on the busy street. This happens many times for vehicle drivers as well, but for a motorcycle rider it is far more dangerous as they have little around them for protection.
If you have a cell phone and even if you can repair your motorcycle on your own, it is best to call the police so that they can put barricades or traffic signals around you while you are fixing your bike.
Wearing reflective clothing is a good idea. Remember other drivers have a hard time seeing a motorcycle. The importance of protective and high visibility clothing cannot be stressed enough. In the unfortunate event of an accident, the rider will not have a door or window to protect them. They must rely entirely on the effectiveness of their protective riding gear. Nothing protects a rider more from a crash than a helmet and a good set of chaps and a jacket.
Visibility from a car or truck can severely impair a driver’s ability to see a motorcyclist. The safety facts mentioned above are all very important and should be considered by motorcyclists and prospective motorcyclists alike.
Motorcycle Jack : One Piece of Equipment You Can’t Live Without
A motorcycle jack is one of the first pieces of equipment a bike owner needs. Most every part of motorcycle maintenance requires you have one. You will find many different brands on the market. Most home mechanics need just a plain hydraulic jack. You need to find one that’s stable and well built.
I have found most aluminum jacks are just too unstable and pricey. I found two that I recommend both are less than 100.00 and are good choices. Sears sells a good jack, its stable and about 90.00. The other choice is sold by northern equipment and it runs about 90.00 both are good choices.
Both jacks have a 1500 lb capacity which is more than any bike I know of. If you cant find one of these be sure to check out one on display because you will find a lot of poorly designed jacks. After you find a jack you will need two tie-down straps and don’t skimp here get the ones made for motorcycles.
The straps are used to secure the bike to the jack to keep it from falling off the jack. Be sure when putting your bike on the jack that you have the jack centered so the weight from to back is equal to keep it from tipping and ruining your day. I prefer a jack that is pumped with a footpad rather than a jack handle its easier to work with. With a foot pump it easier to keep the bike stale when lifting it. Once you have the bike up, secure the bike with the straps to the jack.
You will find things like oil changes, lubing the front wheel bearings and many other repairs much easier with a bike up off the ground.
Motorcycle Break Downs Could be Dangerous
Each year, the number of motorcycle accidents in the United States is recorded. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accidents accounted for 14% of the fatal traffic accidents in 2016. There were 5,286 people who were killed in these traffic accidents. From these motorcycle crash statistics, we do not know the mechanics of each accident but we do know that motorcycle breakdowns are very common and often lead to serious injury by inattentive drivers.
How an Expert Texas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
When you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is best to consult with an expert in motorcycle accident injury law. Our Law Team can help you with a motorcycle accident case by examining the incident thoroughly and by using evidence and eyewitness accounts. Rey Diaz, Texas motorcycle accident attorney, has helped motorcycle accident victims since 1987 and is very experienced in this area of the law. If you would like help and have questions, call for a free consultation today.
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