East Coast Injury Lawyers has taken its growing reputation as ‘motorcycle lawyers’ seriously. Tina Davis, a senior lawyer at East Coast Injury Lawyers, has published two articles with Motorbike Writers that concerns the interests of bikers and their legal rights regarding motorcycle recalls and hi-vis clothing.
For Motorcycle riders in Gold Coast, there are a few considerations to make concerning accident liability and your safety on the road.
Driving on the Road
The main issue where motorcycle riders are at fault in an accident occurs when they drive around blind corners and come into contact with slippery surfaces that make the motorcycle lose control and crash. You might be able to prevent this potential liability and the possibility of a serious accident by slowing down around corners and being mindful of the terrain that you are driving on.
Statistically speaking, the vast number of motorbike accidents caused by car drivers are due to the fact that the driver is not paying attention to the motorbike rider. This is often due to distractions such as texting while driving, or psychological aspects where the driver is alert for other cars, but fails to pay attention specifically for motorcycles. Alwahttps://goldcoastpersonalinjurylawyers.com.au/wp-admin/post-new.phpys be careful on the road and pay attention to how other drivers are reacting with their motor vehicles.
Another potential cause of accident in injury for motorbike riders may arise from a defect or fault in the bike itself. Usually, if these issues are found post-production, a recall may be issued on the product. However, in cases such as where the product is bought used from a separate third party or if the buyer moves and misses the recall notice, the rider of the vehicle may not be aware of the defect.
Motorcycle defects can bring potential liability in many aspects besides just its design or construction. There may be improper instructions or warnings about operating or handling the motorcycle. A biker who relies on this information may unwittingly expose themselves to accident and injury without the motorcycle itself being defective. This is why it is important to speak with a motorcycle injury lawyer concerning your accident so that you can cover all areas of potential liability.
Defects can also arise from the negligence of a mechanic or any other professional who services your vehicle and does so negligently or recklessly. Again, a Gold Coast personal injury lawyer is the best person to speak with if you have reason to believe that this may be the case.
Believe it or not, taking passengers on your motorcycle may open you up to liability if you do so improperly.
It is important that you provide proper warnings to any pillion before allowing them to be a passenger, especially if they have never ridden a motorcycle before.
Before mounting and dismounting a motorcycle, make sure that the pillion asks you for permission first. This way, you can get a good grip on the handles and make sure your feet are solidly on the ground for support.
The last thing you want to happen is risk tipping the bike over and causing an injury to either of you or damage to the bike.Be sure to also warn them about the exhaust and potentially burning themselves when it heats up.DO NOT SCARE YOUR PILLION. This is especially important if they are first time riders. You may not know how they may react and if they do something unexpected, it could lead to an accident that can cause serious injury.Do You Need a Gold Coast Motorcycle Injury Lawyer?Contact East Coast Injury Lawyers if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. We will be happy to help you out by offering a free, initial consultation to listen to your story and help you weigh out your legal options.Simply contact us at 1300 720 544 or fill out our case review form.