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Safety Gear Makes All the Difference in Motorcycle Accidents

Aug 16, 2017 | Motorcycle Accident

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Summer will begin winding down soon in Indiana, and that means cooler temperatures and perfect riding weather are on the way.

If you’re heading out to ride on the state’s highways and interstates, it’s important to drive defensively and outfit yourself in the right gear. As a motorcyclist, you lack the same protection that drivers and passengers in vehicles get, and unless you’re properly equipped, you’re especially vulnerable to suffering critical and life-threatening injuries.

At Stewart & Stewart Attorneys, our Indiana motorcycle accident lawyers know that full riding gear helps protect motorcyclists from injuries in a variety of ways:

  • Full-face helmets protect the face, head, and brain. With full-face helmets, riders are much less likely to suffer potentially fatal head injuries that are commonly seen in motorcyclists who either don’t wear helmets or who wear half helmets.
  • Riding jackets and pants protect from road rash. Even the thickest “normal” clothing is no match for the surface of the road when you contact it at high speed. Riding jackets and pants are designed with durable material that will protect your skin during an accident.
  • Gloves and boots protect hands, feet, fingers, and toes. Injuries to the extremities are common during motorcycle accidents. In some cases, victims may even lose fingers or toes due to severe road rash or from impact with the ground. Heavy-duty gloves and riding boots that cover the ankles protect the extremities and can prevent amputation.

While riding gear can help reduce the severity of injuries, it can’t always prevent them. If you or someone you love was hurt in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your accident—we’re here to help.

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