Few things in life are as freeing as getting out on a motorcycle. Unfortunately, it isn't the safest way to unwind. Did you know that many motorcycle accidents aren't caused by the motorcycle rider? If you, or someone that you love rides, there are a few things that can be done to reduce the chances of an accident and things that can be done to make sure that any neglectful driver that causes an accident will be held responsible.
Get a Go-Pro Camera
Go-Pro cameras are an awesome tool for every rider to have on their bikes or helmets. When anything happens, you will be able to look back at each second leading up to the accident and see exactly what happened. When this video evidence is available, it is far easier to hold the responsible party liable for the injuries that they've caused.
When choosing the camera for your use, you'll have to decide if you want it mounted directly to the bike, or if you'd like to mount it to the helmet or chest. There are different mounting brackets available and you can swap the camera from one to the other easily, so if you want options, you have them.
Yes, you want to wear the leathers that protect the skin on your body, but those black leathers aren't going to do anything to increase how easily it is to see you while you're riding. Lots of car drivers complain that they can't see the motorcycles on the road, so if you can eliminate this excuse, they won't be able to blame you for wearing dark clothes.
Increasing the visibility of you and the bike can be done in a few ways – you can wear a brightly colored safety vest and you can illuminate the bike. Check your local laws to find out if you are allowed to run lights on the frame of the bike while you're riding. Some states do not allow lights other than headlights, turn signals and brake lights, but other states embrace the idea of making bikes more visible, so long as the lights are not a distraction to the rider.
If you are in a motorcycle accident, don't take the blame if it wasn't your fault. Talk with a motorcycle accident attorney for assistance. He or she will guide you through the process and get you what you deserve from the driver that caused your crash.