One of the keys to preventing motorcycle accidents is to make sure your motorcycle is well-maintained. Even the most skillful driver is in danger if his motorcycle is not in good operating condition. Our Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident lawyers have some tips to help make sure your bike is in top shape when take it out on the road.
This advice isn’t an exhaustive list of needed maintenance. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for all scheduled maintenance and read your entire owner’s manual.
By doing so, you’ll not only keep yourself safer, you’ll be able to help your motorcycle accident lawyers short-circuit any claims that a lack of maintenance contributed to your accident.
- Keep your tires in good shape. Good tires make for a good ride. Make sure your tires aren’t showing signs of wear or age, especially cracks. And keep them inflated to the manufacturer’s specifications.
- Lights are crucial. The state of Florida requires all motorcycles be equipped with daytime running lights. Make sure yours are in good condition, in particular make sure your headlight is working well.
- A well-lubricated bike. Change your oil and get your fluids checked regularly. A poorly-lubricated motorcycle is dangerous.
It is also critically important to make sure your brake system, whether hydraulic, disk or brake, is working properly and not showing advanced pad wear, as this can dramatically reduce your ability to react quickly to a roadway danger.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers that an immaculately maintained bike won’t protect you from a negligent driver. However, by taking these and other maintenance steps you’ll keep your bike in good condition and make your rides safer. And of course, please make sure to always wear a helmet, as they are proven to save hundreds of motorcycle riders’ lives annually.
If you’re looking for a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, the Florida Keys or Naples, please contact The Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, PA today for a free, no-obligation consultation.