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Motorcycle Safety

Helping the injured get justice in Lafayette

The motorcycle accident attorneys at Vaughan & Vaughan represent motorcyclists injured in crashes caused by negligent drivers. Far too many drivers don't pay attention to motorcycles on the road, or consider them little more than a nuisance. This increases the risk of a crash.

But there are steps motorcyclists can take to stay safe and reduce the risk of motorcycle accidents:

Wear protective gear - Motorcycle drivers and riders under the age of 18 are required by law to wear a helmet in Indiana. We advise all motorcyclists to wear a helmet, as well as eye protection. Other types of clothing can provide some protection in the event of a crash. Wear leather or denim to help protect against road rash, as well as full-fingered leather gloves. In addition, wear motorcycle boots with good support.

Maintain your motorcycle - A well-maintained bike is less likely to break down, which helps keep you safe. Change the oil and replace brake pads as recommended. Check tire pressure, fluid levels and chain tension often.

Be aware of blind spots - Some accidents happen because a driver can't see a motorcyclist in their blind spot. All drivers have a responsibility to be alert to motorcyclists. But it's always safest to assume the driver doesn't see you.

Adjust to road and weather conditions - Slow down and be cautious if it's rainy or windy, or if the road is not in good shape.

Avoid fatigued riding - Fatigue slows reaction time and affects your judgment. Avoid riding when you are very tired.

Be on alert at intersections - Many motorcycle accidents happen at intersections when drivers fail to yield the right of way or don't see motorcyclists.

Take a motorcycle safety course - Even experienced riders can learn new skills and safety tips. Visit Ride Safe Indiana for more information.

We know that no matter how safe and responsible motorcyclists are, it only takes one negligent driver to cause a crash that results in serious injuries. Our experienced attorneys know how to build strong cases that hold negligent parties responsible and help you recover the financial compensation you need and deserve.

If you've been hurt in a motorcycle accident, learn more about how we can help you. Call us at 765-742-0056 for a free consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney. We have a long history of helping the injured get justice. Contact our law firm today.

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LafayetteOffice

201 Main St #104
Lafayette, IN 47901

765-742-0056

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IndianapolisOffice

9595 Whitley Dr #203
Indianapolis, IN 46240

463-217-0075

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CarmelOffice

14300 Clay Terrace Blvd Suite 269
Carmel, IN 46032

463-217-0208

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AndersonOffice

4019 Columbus Ave Suite C
Anderson, IN 46013

765-246-8831

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MuncieOffice

125 E Charles St Suite 116
Muncie, IN 47305

765-246-8907

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KokomoOffice

515 N Washington St
Kokomo, IN 46901

765-246-8923

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