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Avoiding motorcycle crash scenarios in Pennsylvania

A motorcycle accident can be a serious event that causes significant injury or death to riders and their passengers. However, there are many tactics that riders can use to reduce or eliminate the odds of being involved in a motorcycle accident. Those who are new to riding a motorcycle should complete a basic safety course to make them more aware of potential dangers and how to avoid them.

Such a course could prepare a rider to spot cars that are turning left into their lane and take action to avoid the vehicle. If there are gaps in traffic near an intersection or the rider senses that the driver isn't looking before making the turn, it may be necessary to slow down. Reducing speed by as little as 10 mph prior to an accident could keep the rider alive.

Another common danger that could result in an accident is taking a corner too fast or not wide enough. By taking the corner wide, a rider gains the ability to see if there are any obstacles in the road that could cause the tires to lose grip with the road. Those who do take a corner too fast should simply trust the bike to make the turn and avoid hitting the brakes.

Anyone who suffers neck, back or other bone fractures in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver may wish to talk to an attorney. In some cases, it may be advisable to seek damages from the responsible party through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. The types of damages that are often pursued include the costs of medical care, lost wages and pain and suffering.

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