Most motorcyclists love the idea of the weather clearing so they can hit the open road, feel the sunshine and cool wind on their skin and enjoy their ride. Many new bike enthusiasts hit the streets annually and it's important for every rider (new or seasoned) to be aware of safety concerns and risks associated with riding. Between 2011 and 2015, 765 motorcycle fatalities occurred in Ohio, of those, 224 were helmet-related deaths. For that reason, it's critical for every rider to know some of the top causes of motorcycle crashes and to take every safety precaution in order to prevent accidents this riding season. Here are seven common causes of motorcycle accidents to keep in mind:
Being involved in a car accident can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life. You might be left with severe injuries that lead to hospitalization; or you might have seemingly minor injuries that cause you pain for months or years afterwards. If your vehicle sustained significant damage, it may be unusable until it is repaired, or it may be totaled. All of these things can bring significant hardship to you and your family in the aftermath of an accident.