Motorcycle accidents are often caused by drivers who simply aren't paying enough attention. The driver may not have seen the motorcyclist or could have thought he or she was further away than he was. Either way, when a driver causes an accident, he needs to be held responsible for your injuries and the damage to your vehicle.
Although other drivers may be responsible for your motorcycle crash, it's still important for you to take steps to make crashes less likely. For instance, in Colorado, you'll need a separate motorcycle license to ride on the roads. This helps make sure you have the right training to ride safely. You may need to take a motorcycle safety course, which can help you learn about how you can avoid accidents.
Using a helmet is a good idea, especially if you'll be traveling on busy roads. If you get a helmet with a built-in face guard or visor, it can help you see better, making you safer on the roads. On top of that, if you are thrown from your motorcycle, you may be able to avoid serious head or neck injuries thanks to the way the helmet is placed on the body. This could save your life.
No matter what time of day it is, use your headlight. Drivers may not see you if your light isn't on, but if a light shines in their eyes or against the mirror on their vehicle, you're more likely to be seen. In most states, you must ride with the light on at all times according to the law.
These are just a few tips for staying safe, but there are many others. Our site has more information on ways you can prevent accidents and injuries.