After a long Chicago winter, passionate bikers and casual motorcyclists are all anxious to get back on their bikes and take to the road. With the beginning of motorcycle season also comes an increase in Illinois motorcycle accidents. To make sure your spring rides are fun and safe, take the time to read and practice these motorcycle safety tips.1. Get Your Motorcycle Back in Working OrderDuring the long winter months your motorcycle sat out of use, a lot may have changed. Before you take your bike back out on Illinois’ roads, give it a once over or take it to your local motorcycle mechanic to make sure your tires, brakes, battery, and all the other parts of your motorcycle are ready for the open road.2. Check Your Motorcycle GearJust like your bike, your motorcycle gear can deteriorate in storage. Be sure to check jackets and pants for holes, check motorcycle helmets for cracks, and make sure your gear still fits properly. Gaining or losing weight over the winter months may mean your motorcycle gear no longer fits correctly and ill-fitting gear cannot adequately protect you in the event of an Illinois motorcycle crash.3. Take a Short Test DriveBefore taking your motorcycle on a long road trip or even into heavy Chicago traffic, take a short test drive in a lightly trafficked area to ensure your bike is responding properly and to reacquaint yourself with your bike. If you are feeling unsure about riding after a long hiatus, you can always take a refresher motorcycle safety course.Hiring a Chicago Motorcycle Accident AttorneyAfter a serious motorcycle accident, recovering from your injuries should be your main focus, not dealing with insurance adjusters and escalating medical bills. Retaining the legal services of a Chicago motorcycle accident attorney can help you focus on getting better while your attorney deals with the insurance companies on your behalf.A Chicago motorcycle accident attorney at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. will help you monitor your medical expenses and work toward a settlement to cover all of the treatments you need to get your life back on track. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – (312) 263-1080.