How to Best Avoid a Motorcycle Accident

by Brooke Stirling - 17/10/2020

Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that we will always be able to avoid motorcycle accidents. We can, however, take steps to avoid being involved in these situations.

At Off Your Bike, we represent many bikers in the UK who have become injured while riding a motorcycle.

Whether this has been due to external circumstances outside the rider’s control or if there has been some misjudgement on the biker’s end, this is a highly traumatic and stressful situation to be involved in.

This trauma often extends past the accident itself, months after the accident through a loss in confidence, increased anxiety on the road and possibly being financially hit from an inability to work.

Although we can’t usually foresee motorcycle accidents coming, we can remain vigilant in our own road use and behaviours, taking steps to avoid the possible misjudgements of others.

How can you avoid being involved in a motorcycle accident?

  • When moving through bends, remember to reduce speed
  • Take care when approaching a high-risk situation such as a junction
  • Wear high-visibility clothing
  • Take extra care in poor weather
  • Keep an eye out for ice, potholes and debris
  • Don’t overtake when turning
  • Less experienced? Tread carefully
  • Know and abide by the road rules
  • Slow down in built-up areas
  • Ensure helmet visor reduces glare
  • Drive at your own pace - don’t feel pressured by others
  • Don’t be a hero (you know what I’m talking about)

Should you be unfortunate enough to be in a motorcycle accident (touch wood this is never the case) you can reduce the risk of serious injury or even fatality by wearing protective clothing such as a good quality helmet and leather.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, I encourage you to get in touch with our team here at Off Your Bike to be fully across your options and legal rights, allowing you to make an informed decision about how you wish to proceed.

Phone 0333 043 1241 or submit an enquiry online here, where an experienced legal expert will be in touch with you shortly.