May has been declared “Motorcycle Awareness Month” in Rhode Island. The purpose of motorcycle awareness month is to curb the number of motorcycle accidents in Rhode Island. At our personal injury law firm we help many people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents.

The Statistics:

Motorcycles make up 3 percent of all registered vehicles on the road in the United States. However, motorcycles are 29 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash.  Motorcycles are also five times more likely to be injured in comparison to private passenger occupants.  In Rhode Island there are currently 33,000 registered motorcycles. These motorcycles will make up a disproportionate number of serious injury cases in Rhode Island. The injury lawyers at Dana and Dana can help if you are injured on your bike.

Safety ideas for riders:

Our motorcycle accident attorneys often see cases where an injury to a motorcycle rider could have been prevented, or lessened, with proper safety precautions.

Wear a helmet: Some of the worst injuries we see at our Rhode Island personal injury law firm are brain injuries. Broken bones and other wounds can heal, the brain cannot. When someone suffers a brain injury the results are lifelong and devastating. Wearing a proper helmet when riding can help avoid a brain injury that could last a lifetime.

Dress the part: Bright colors and safe clothing can help keep you safe on your motorcycle. This includes helmets, leather clothing, nonskid boots, and gloves.

Be on alert: Keep an eye on other vehicles when riding. Many motorcycle accidents occur when a rider incorrectly believes that a driver sees them.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Distracted drivers may not be on the lookout for bikers. Motorcycle riders can be difficult to see on busy roads because of their smaller size. Never assume a driver sees you when your on your motorcycle.

Be cautious of road conditions: Our Providence motorcycle accident attorneys frequently see accidents caused by poor road conditions. This is especially true during the spring months when there is still a lot of sand and debris on the road from the winter. Always be on the lookout for poor road conditions when riding.

Don’t Ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the injury lawyers at Dana and Dana today. We have helped many people seriously injured in motorcycle accidents. We can and will help you get the results you deserve. Call (401) 232-4004 or fill out a contact form for help right now.