August 28th, 2017| It’s always motorcycle weather in the Bay Area, and there’s nothing quite like cruising around the city or along the California coast on two wheels. Whether you ride for pleasure or as your primary method of transportation, safety should always be your top priority. As a motorcyclist, you lack the protection that drivers and passengers in cars, trucks, and SUVs have when they’re involved in collisions. That means it’s up to you to protect yourself in the event of an accident. The best way to reduce your risk of suffering serious and life-threatening injuries is to wear the proper safety gear. At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California motorcycle accident lawyers know that riders are safest when they wear:
- Approved and certified helmets – Make sure your helmet is full face and approved by DOT or ECE 22.05-certified.
- Riding jackets and pants – Jeans and traditional leather jackets don’t offer enough protection against the open road. Padded riding gear helps reduce your risk of injuries.
- Boots that cover your ankles – Motorcycle boots are designed to protect your toes, feet, and ankles in the event of a crash.
- Gloves – If you’re thrown from your motorcycle, your hands may be the first part of your body to contact the ground. Keep them safe with high-quality, thick, and padded gloves.