Practicing Safe Motorcycling, Part 1
As a top motorcycle accident attorney in Los Angeles, Cameron Yadidi Brock of the Law Offices of Burg & Brock has seen a lot of accident injuries that could have been prevented, if only the motorcyclist took a few important steps to protect his or herself, including wearing the right kind of protective gear. Here are a few must-haves that might make the difference between a major incident requiring a personal injury or head injury lawyer, and the kind of event a rider can just walk away from.
Always Wear a Helmet!
Even with laws in California requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets, it is always surprising to us how many riders flaunt the law and, much more importantly, take their lives into their hands, when they fail to wear a helmet while riding. Of course, not all helmets are the same and it's important to make sure your helmet provides as much protection as possible. Although some helmets might only protect the crown of the head, trust us when we say you want to protect you whole head, not just part of it.
Motorcycle jackets might be cool, but they are much more than a fashion statement from "Sons of Anarchy" or a 1950s motorcycle flick. They are important protection gear that can make the difference between a minor mishap and truly severe injuries. It might not always be comfortable on hot days, but you need to wear them. Some of the newer jackets even offer high end additional protection, including air bags.
Always Wear Long Pants
Shorts and skirts may be comfortable and attractive, but they do not provide the kind of protection that a sturdily made pair of pants. Pants made of leather and other protective textiles are an important part of a safe motorcyclist's ensemble.
Motorcycle safety involves many facets, but protective gear is crucial. Let an extraordinary personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Burg and Brock be the one to tell you that what you wear while driving a motorcycle can help save your life.