Although there are significant advantages to motorcycle ownership such as reduced fuel cost and the fact that they are easier to repair, the physical risks can be much greater. Burn injuries, among other types of potential wounds, may happen more in a motorcycle accident than a collision involving standard automobiles.
A burn injury, which can also be called road rash, often takes place during a motorcycle accident. This type of abrasion is common because a rider’s body is exposed during impact, not contained in a vehicle like the occupant of a car. Therefore, a motorcycle rider may be subject to sliding across pavement and sustaining cuts and possibly severe bruising to the skin.
The best way to protect yourself from getting a burn injury during a motorcycle accident is to avoid a collision in the first place.
While there are no guarantees that you will never experience a crash, you are better off by following these steps:
- inspect your motorcycle’s tires to make sure they aren’t worn out and check them for foreign objects such as nails or broken glass;
- be sure the brakes are working and in good shape;
- test the turn signals, lights and horn; and
- never drink alcoholic beverages before riding your motorcycle.
In the event that you are involved in a serious accident with a negligent driver, get help from a Kentucky motorcycle accident attorney.
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If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in a motorcycle accident, the lawyers at Gray and White Law are here to help you. For a FREE CONSULTATION, do not hesitate to call Gray and White Law at 1-502-210-8942 or toll free at 1-888-450-4456.