Building confidence when you are learning to ride a motorcycle is important. However, after you are comfortable and confident, it is even more important to not become complacent. It takes practice and training to operate a motorcycle, just like any other motor vehicle, but when a rider gets too complacent and lets his or her guard down, then motorcycle accidents occur.
Attorney Brian Steed Tatum has experience helping North Carolina’s and South Carolina’s injured motorcycle riders. His knowledge and expertise as a personal injury attorney helps injured riders recover compensation for their losses.
Anyone who lacks experience in driving a car, truck, or riding a motorcycle is a danger to himself or herself as well as everyone else on the road. While experience only comes with training and practice, it is important to follow the necessary steps to gain the experience to help keep you and others safe. New riders are encouraged to take riding courses to develop the skills necessary to operate a motorcycle easily. Also, these courses help riders look for warning signs that other drivers may not see. By spotting inattentive drivers, motorcyclists can anticipate hazards.
Even veteran riders with more than 20 years of experience are at risk for an accident, especially after purchasing a new bike, one that is bigger or heavier. Even though the biker may be extremely experienced, getting familiar with a new motorcycle is extremely important in ensuring safety.
Rider education courses are an important part of being a responsible motorcyclist because they reduce the likelihood of collisions and lessen the severity of injuries. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers riders courses for all skill levels to ensure that motorcyclists get practice in maneuvering, strategy, and hazard awareness. Whether a biker has been riding for six months, six years, or more than 20 years, he or she should brush up on safety training skills so that they are prepared to handle hazards.
While some riders may insist that they are experienced, comfortable, and familiar with their bike, the benefit of a good Advanced Rider Course is that it helps reveal any weaknesses or areas that need improvements. By perfecting maneuvers that could help avoid a collision and assessing a threat and predicting someone’s next movement, the number of deadly accidents involving motorcycles can be decreased substantially.
Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be devastating. Whether suffering only from property damage and minor injuries or dealing with something far more serious, having an experienced and knowledgeable attorney on your side to help you understand your rights and obligations just makes sense.
At the Tatum Law Firm, we are determined to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation allowed by law. We are available to discuss the merits of your claim and offer guidance in order to pursue legal recourse. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle collision, please contact our office at (704) 307-4350 or reach out to us online for a free case evaluation.