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Motorcycle accidents could spoil the exhilaration of biking

On Behalf of | Jul 7, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

New bikers in Louisiana often have visions of nothing but the freedom of riding motorcycles on perfectly smooth pavement and under cloudless blue skies. However, it is never too soon to learn about the dangers linked to biking. The truth is motorcycle accidents typically cause severe injuries because riders have little protection and none of the safety features you would find in cars.

Regardless of the years of experience motorcyclists have, the following dangers will always threaten their safety.

Slick surfaces

The most dangerous time to take to the roads on a motorcycle is after the first rainfall when water lands on months of accumulated oil and debris on the pavement. Other slick surface hazards include:

  • Crosswalk lines
  • Other painted road surfaces
  • Trolley tracks
  • Leaves
  • Films of antifreeze or oil on the pavement

Rough road surfaces

Roads in disrepair pose many hidden risks:

  • Potholes
  • Cracked pavement
  • Bumpy roads
  • Construction zones
  • Gravel

It takes experience to navigate a bike through winding, gravel-coated backroads, and it is one of the most challenging parts of motorcycling.

Animal crossings, railway crossings and tracks

Unanticipated animal crossings pose significant risks, and they are never easy to avoid. Motorcycle wheels could easily be caught in railway tracks, and they are super slick when they are wet.

Motorcyclists will always have to deal with road hazards. However, making sure they know how to deal with all the dangers could be lifesaving. Bikers in Louisiana who suffer motorcycle accident injuries due to another party’s negligence could pursue financial relief by filing a personal injury lawsuit in a civil court.