Motorcycle safety: Tips for CA bikers this spring

Although the weather in California is almost always motorcycle friendly, there are certain times of year that bikes are more prevalent than others. Spring and summer are prime examples.

With spring just around the corner, bikers can benefit from a few safety reminders. The following can help reduce the risk of an accident:

  • Tire check. A bike that was out of use for a couple of months may need some air. Check the tire pressure and adjust accordingly.
  • Pothole watch. Be on the lookout for potholes and other road hazards. What translates to a minor bump in the road for a car or truck can lead to a major accident for a motorcycle. Look out for and avoid these hazards to reduce your risk of a crash.
  • Visibility. One of the keys to safety while riding a motorcycle is visibility. The more likely it is a car or other vehicle can see you, the less likely the vehicle would accidently collide with your bike.

These tips can help reduce the risk of a motorcycle accident. However, in the event of a crash, motorcycle accident victims may consider whether or not they are eligible for legal remedies.

Legal remedies are generally available for motorcycle accident victims through a civil suit for personal injury. This could apply in the event another driver's negligent or reckless actions contributed to the crash. This type of lawsuit can lead to monetary awards to help cover the costs connected to the accident. As a result, those who are seriously injures should seek legal counsel to discuss their options.

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