Common Road Hazards to Motorcyclists
Even though you may practice defensive riding at all times, there is still the chance of being involved in a motorcycle crash — and the injuries, as a result, can be severe and life-altering. In addition to other motorists who practice bad driving habits, here are some hazards of the road that motorcyclists often face.
With only two wheels, motorcyclists can be at high risk of losing control of their bike and crash — should they hit a pothole. Not only should riders look ahead for potholes, but they should also proceed with caution when coming up on a puddle as many unsuspecting potholes can be hiding underneath.
Slick Road Conditions
When roads are wet, oily, or slippery, this can be extremely hazardous to riders and cause them to skid and crash. Whenever possible, avoid riding in rainy weather and always stay alert, looking for slick spots ahead of you.
While riding over leaves, sticks, or gravel may not seem like a big deal, these items can be an accident risk for motorcyclists. Random car parts in the middle of the road can be a problem for riders as well. Keep focused on the road to spot any potential objects that you may suddenly have to dodge.
We love our furry friends, both domestic and wild; however, when an animal suddenly crosses the path of an unsuspecting motorcyclist, a crash can be the result. Be mindful of any possible wildlife or other animals that are known to linger in the area to reduce your chances of being involved in a crash.
Missing or Hidden Traffic Signals and Signs
We rely on traffic signals and signs for a smooth flow of traffic. However, when traffic lights malfunction or signs are not in clear view to a rider, they could easily crash with another vehicle and sustain a severe injury. Whenever riding through an intersection, proceed with caution at all times to avoid a motorcycle accident.
Contact a Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accident Attorney
A motorcycle accident can be devastating, especially if it resulted in the loss of a life. If you or a loved one suffered a motorcycle crash injury due to another’s negligence, you have the right to file a claim. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight to protect your rights against insurance companies. We have your best interest in mind and will work hard to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation that you deserve.
Contact Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. today at (888) 499-6206 to schedule a free consultation.