Riding in Wet Conditions
The average rainfall in Phoenix, Arizona is 8.29 inches per year. While this is not a huge amount of rainfall, it may pose a greater threat to bikers who may not be used to riding in the rain. As a result, our attorneys have gathered information for those who will be riding in wet conditions across our Arizona roadways.
Here at Phillips Law Group, our motorcycle accident attorneys have great sympathy for motorcyclists that have been injured due to the negligent actions of another individual. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, the victims may be entitled to receive compensation for all losses and damages including; pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, funeral expenses and property damage.
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Tips for Riding in the Rain
In Arizona, we do not experience great amounts of rainfall as other areas of the United States. Therefore, when it does rain, our roads become extremely slick and can be extremely dangerous to motorcyclists. For this reason, our attorneys have gathered some information to assist riders in operating their vehicles safely during rainy conditions. Some safety tips for riding in the rain include:
Avoid Oil Patches
Avoid Painted Lines
Avoid Steel Items
Be Cautious At Intersections
Increase Stopping Distance
Increase your Following Distance
Make yourself Visible
Respect Others On Roadway
Signal your Intentions
Slow your Speed
Take Turns Slower
Turn your Lights On
Wear Protective Clothing
By following these simple steps, motorcyclists may be able to avoid becoming involved in an accident with another motor vehicle, and also avoid falling off their bike while riding.
Common Motorbike Injuries Associated with Riding in the Rain
It is commonly known that motorcycles have less protection than occupants of passenger vehicles. Therefore, when they are involved in any type of accident, they are highly susceptible to injuries. These injuries can range from minimal injuries to more severe injuries depending on the circumstances. Some common types of injuries associated with riding in the rain include:
If you are suffering from a motorcycle accident injury caused by the negligent actions of another individual, it is advised to seek medical attention for you injuries. By doing so, it will provide an attorney with necessary medical documentation needed to formulate a robust case against the negligent and injury causing individuals.
Automobile Motorcycle Awareness
As nearly two-thirds of all car versus motorcycle accidents are caused by the driver of the automobile, it may become increasingly dangerous for motorcyclists to be seen in rainy conditions. Furthermore, drivers may be paying less attention for motorcyclists as they may be more concentrated on not slipping on the roadways. There are a few tips passenger vehicle drivers can take to avoid accidents with motorcyclists in wet conditions.
Some automobile motorcycle awareness tips include:
Look for Motorcycles
Give Riders More Space
Be Courteous To Motorcyclists
Pay Attention at Intersections
Check your Blind Spots
By paying attention for motorcycles not only in wet conditions, but also under normal riding circumstances, we can greatly reduce the amount of motorcycle accidents which occur across our Phoenix, Arizona roadways each day.
Need Help? Contact Our Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today
The attorneys at Phillips Law Group all operate on a contingency fee basis, so there is no need to worry about if you can afford an attorney because we will not charge you unless a winning verdict or settlement has been made and you recover for your losses and damage.
Our attorneys have been serving the Phoenix community for several years and have obtained millions in successful verdicts and settlements and vow to put this experience and knowledge to use for each of our clients. Our attorneys will seek the maximum compensation benefits and work relentlessly to achieve the justice and compensation you deserve.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, our attorneys are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere. Some of the local Phoenix areas we serve include:
Sun City West
Of course, our attorneys also serve clients throughout the surrounding cities towns and suburbs. To learn more about our attorneys and to learn about your legal rights, we welcome you to contact us at 602-258-8888 today. Alternatively, complete the Free Case Review form located at the top of this page. It is 100 percent free and all of your information will remain completely confidential to our law firm.