Tavares Motorcycle Injury Lawyer

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Tavares, Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Protecting Bikers throughout the State of Florida on Their Open Road Journey
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352-793-9330

“Bikers are so often the very tragic victims of the most basic of careless mistakes by other drivers on the road. Unfortunately, Motorcycles don’t have doors, roofs, seat belts, etc. Every tiny mistake by other motorists on the road can result in a major injury or sometimes death to one of Florida’s Motorcycling public”
- Jason M. Melton, Esquire – Tavares, Florida Motorcycle Injury Attorney

According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, motorcycle popularity has dramatically increased over the past few years with more than 1.1 million motorcycles sold in 2006. The NADA Official Used Car Guide, which publishes pre-owned vehicle prices, reported that the number of people researching motorcycle purchases increased by 48 percent from March 2007 to March 2008. Sales of all types of motorcycles reached nearly 1,158,000 in 2006, a level not seen in almost 30 years.

Motorcycles are far more susceptible to collisions than closed vehicles. They are also less visible to other drivers and pedestrians and less secure than vehicles operating with four wheels. Operating a motorcycle requires a different combination of physical and mental skills than those used when driving a car. Motorcyclists and their passengers face higher levels of exposure to the hazards of weather, traffic and road conditions than compared to drivers and passengers of cars.

According to the U.S Department of Transportation, bad weather conditions account for only 2 percent of motorcycle accidents. Riding a motorcycle, even in the best of weather conditions always poses a threat to riders, but bad weather can double those chances of being a victim in a motorcycle accident. Not only can cold weather decrease your riding ability, but it can affect the condition of the roads and the execution of your motorcycle.

Tavares, FL Motorcycle Accident Injury Law Office – We are here to help!

Call today if you have been in an accident while riding your motorcycle. If you or someone you care for is going to operate a motorcycle in cold weather conditions on the roadways of Tavares or anywhere in the communities of Lake County, please follow these safety guidelines to decrease your risk of an accident:

  1. Thoroughly inspect your bike’s tire pressure, brakes and any other possible mechanical features that could result in bike failure.
  2. Make sure your battery is fully charged before venturing out into cold weather. Cold weather riding puts a huge strain on your bike’s battery.
  3. Make sure your head lights work and are on. In cold, winter-like weathers there is an increased chance of not being visible to other drivers.
  4. Make sure to use proper oil appropriate to your type of motorcycle.
  5. Carefully use the correct measure of anti-freeze for your bike, especially if your bike is liquid-cooled.
  6. A windshield can provide added protection from colder temperatures and make your ride much more enjoyable in chilly weather.
  7. Layer your clothing so you are properly insulated, but not bulked down too heavily so you lose mobility of your arms and legs.
  8. Exposed skin is always at risk for frostbite in very cold temperatures, so cover all of your body parts.

If you find yourself the victim of a collision on your motorcycle, call 911 before doing anything else and then, call Whittel & Melton immediately at 352-793-9330.

Tavares, Florida Personal Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are available any time a day for a free consultation, and we even make house calls and hospital visits. Call us today for your personal injury needs at 352-793-9330.

Tavares, Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Don’t Face the Judge Alone!
352-793-9330
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