Years of progress in motorcycle engineering have changed the dynamics of how a motorcycle should be ridden. One of the techniques that used to be taught to motorcycle riders was to lay down the motorcycle in order to avoid a Gurnee motorcycle crash. With modern improvements in the design of the bike and its braking capabilities, laying down the motorcycle is no longer a good idea.

This technique is still, unfortunately, used by many of today’s old-school riders. The end result of a lay-down is almost always some sort of damage. There are a number of things that can be damaged during the typical motorcycle lay-down in Illinois, such as:

  • Motorcycle damage. Motorcycles are easy to damage during a crash of any sort. To purposely lay it over while riding at any speed is likely to inflict damage on the bike. Most of the time damage will be cosmetic, but you can also damage the frame, exhaust, wiring, and controls.
  • Bodily damage. Most of the people who have used the lay-down technique have one thing in common: they have almost all been injured during they maneuver. It is a technique that is dangerous. Head injuries, neck injuries, serious road burn, and broken bones are often associated with lay-down attempts.
  • Riding gear damage. Helmets, leathers, padding, and boots can become damaged as they slide along the pavement. Some of the rider’s gear will most likely have to be replaced afterwards.

Motorcycles are an exciting mode of transportation, but they can also be dangerous. If you have been injured on a motorcycle, you may be entitled to compensation. To find out if you have a case, contact an experienced Gurnee motorcycle accident lawyer at Hupy and Abraham. For a free case evaluation call 866-625-2299 today. 

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.