The northwest Ohio region is finally enjoying wonderful summer temperatures, which means that there are an increased number of motorcycles and bikes on the roadways. Ohio Bike Week is even celebrated this past weekend in Sandusky until June 8th with countless events and shows to be seen.
With an influx of motorcyclists into the region for this next week and the summer as a whole, it is important for motorists to share the roadway with motorcycles and for motorcyclists to operate their bikes accordingly.
Motorcycle Accidents during Ohio Bike Week
The motorcycle accident attorneys at our office want to share the below accident-related info to all motorcyclists as they enjoy the festivities held in Sandusky throughout this week. While Ohio Bike Week is something to be celebrated, we also urge all motorcyclists to be aware of the dangers that still exist.
- Wear protective gear at all times
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have said this over and over again, but we feel that it is essential to the safety of motorcyclists – wear protective gear at all times. Gear such as long jackets, pants, boots, gloves, eyewear, and helmets can mean a world of difference when an individual is involved in an accident.
- If involved in a motorcycle accident, seek medical attention immediately
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident either as the driver or a passenger on a bike, it is imperative that you seek medical attention for the injuries that you sustain. Motorcycle accidents often cause serious injuries due to the fact that the construction of a vehicle does not protect the driver or passenger from the road or the other vehicle so that in itself increases the odds of serious injuries. But, if an injury is apparent but the individual doesn’t think it’s that bad, our attorneys advise a trip to a medical professional regardless. Injuries sometimes get worse after the fact, so it is important to seek care immediately to prevent further damage.
- Contact a motorcycle accident attorney
After receiving medical care following a motorcycle accident, an injured individual should seek the guidance of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. In order to ensure the full amount of compensation is received following such an accident, an attorney is necessary as they have gone through the process with other clients and know the steps to take that result in the best outcome.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at our law office have helped countless injured individuals to receive a favorable settlement following an accident. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, call 800.637.8170 to have the opportunity to speak directly with one of our attorneys.