Motorcycle riding is no longer just for men.
According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, more women are riding motorcycles now than at any time in United States history. From an equality standpoint, that is good news; women should enjoy the benefits of motorcycle riding just as men enjoy riding their bikes. However, women should also be aware of the potential safety risks associated with motorcycle riding and know how to contact an experienced Wisconsin, Iowa, or Illinois motorcycle accident attorney if they are hurt in the unfortunate event of a biking crash.
Motorcycle Safety Issues Facing Women
Many of the safety issues facing female and male motorcyclists are the same. The biggest risk facing motorcyclists of both genders is the negligence of other motorists. A distracted, drunk or otherwise negligent driver can cause a significant accident that results in a serious or fatal injury to a motorcyclist.
In order to stay safe, it is important for women to:
- Be aware of the risks and drive defensively. It is important to anticipate that other drivers may be negligent and, to the extent possible, avoid dangerous drivers.
- Wear appropriately-sized helmets and protective gear. Helmets, jackets, and other protective gear come in different sizes. It is important to wear properly fitting protective gear so that the gear does its job should a collision or other type of accident occur.
Unfortunately, even if you take every reasonable precaution, an accident injury while riding your bike may still occur.
Contact a Milwaukee Motorcycle Accident Lawyer If You Are Injured
If you have been hurt in an Illinois, Iowa, or Wisconsin motorcycle accident, then it is important to protect your legal rights and potential recovery. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, and pain and suffering. For more information on these general topics, request your free copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.
For a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, contact the experienced rider crash attorneys of Hupy and Abraham today, toll-free at 800-800-5678.