Do you own a motorcycle? Do you enjoy the excitement of the open road? Regardless of whether you ride for pleasure or simply to take advantage of the fuel efficiency motorcycles provide, you need to be careful. In the event you are in a motorcycle accident, you could suffer serious injury or even death.

Below are common causes of motorcycle accidents:

  • Potholes: In a car, a pothole can cause a sudden bump or damage the undercarriage of the vehicle. Hitting a pothole or other road defect on a motorcycle, however, can cause an accident and serious injury. While riding, pay close attention to the road and carefully avoid any potholes or sections of damaged roadway.
  • Speeding: Speeding in any vehicle is dangerous. But speeding on a motorcycle significantly increases your chances of sustaining serious injury or death. Slow down and enjoy the ride.
  • Careless drivers: The hardest part about riding a motorcycle is dealing with careless drivers who fail to give bikers the respect they deserve. For your own safety, avoid drivers who speed, fail to stop or disobey other traffic signs and signals.
  • Inexperience: Knowing your bike and how it handles is vital to your safety and the safety of your passenger. Be sure to take a driving course prior to hitting the road.

Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C., is proud to represent injured motorcyclists throughout Wisconsin. We realize that an accident is capable of changing your life forever and we want to help you fight back. For more information on what we can do for you, contact us today.