Posted on Jul 08, 2020

How to Ride Again After Your First Crash

It is an uncomfortable thing to discuss or even think about for many riders, but crashes are an unfortunate reality of riding. While it may not happen to you any time soon or at all for that matter, it is still important to understand the possibility of being involved in a motorcycle accident and the implications thereof.

The attorneys at Hupy and Abraham are more than equipped to handle all of your legal concerns following a crash, but you have to do the hard work of healing and getting back behind the handlebars when you’re comfortable and able. Since we know how much riding means to so many, we would like to discuss some ways that riders can get back on their motorcycle following their first crash.

The first thing to consider when getting ready to ride again following an accident is your health. If you have been injured, listen to your doctor and do not go for a ride until you have been given the all clear. You do not want to run the risk of potentially worsening your condition. Once you have healed physically from the accident, it is also important to ensure that you are mentally comfortable with getting back on your bike. Accidents can take a serious mental toll on people and it is completely natural to feel hesitant about riding again.

If you feel confident that you can get behind the handlebars again, there is also the matter of making sure all of your gear is fit for riding. We have discussed before that you should always replace your helmet following a crash, and the same goes for the rest of your gear, as well. If your bike can still be ridden after the crash, take it to a professional garage for a thorough inspection to ensure that any underlying issues are resolved before you try to ride it again. In addition to the utilitarian benefits of replacing your gear and making repairs, this will also return a feeling of control back to the rider that may have been lost due to a crash.

When it comes down to it, only you can know when is the best time to get back on your bike. Some riders will take longer to ride after a crash than others, and a few might choose to never ride again, but the most important factor is your own comfort level and doing what you feel is best. Do not push yourself to ride again after an accident, take your time to fully reacquaint yourself with riding first. 

If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, it is best to seek representation from a firm that understands riders better than any other. The attorneys at Hupy and Abraham have helped thousands of injured riders recover millions of dollars over the years and have the skills you need to build a successful personal injury case. Our offices can be reached at 800-800-5678 or via online chat at hupy.com.

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Jason F. Abraham
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