Getting thrown from a bike is definitely harder to prepare for; however, if a rider can relax their body enough it may change the impact. The hope is that a rider would fall flatly onto the road but of course, such a prediction is difficult to make.
The next concern is the location of the bike, because with this type of motorcycle crash, the bike could end up hitting you. If the bike is coming toward you, the best thing is to try and minimize the injuries to your body. While it may seem logical to curl up into a ball, this technique may expose your back to a spinal cord injury. Therefore, you should cover your face with your arms. Exposing your arms to the impact reduces the chance of suffering a broken neck or fractured skull.
Motorcycle crashes also commonly involving hitting or being hitting by another vehicle.
These types of motorcycle accidents are especially common during busy traffic times like Labor Day weekend. This is sometimes the result of a driver not paying attention or not respecting their responsibility to safely share the road with motorcyclists. With this type of motorcycle crash, getting hit will likely result in serious injuries.
The best thing a motorcyclist can do to potentially avoid a motorcycle accident during Labor Day weekend is to make your presence known on the road.
You can do this by keeping your headlight on (even during daylight hours), trying to stay clear of other vehicles’ blind spots, and using your horn when necessary. Additionally you should always wear the appropriate motorcycle safety gear to protect you in the event of a motorcycle accident.
If you have been injured in a Chicago motorcycle crash, the most important thing to do is talk with a Chicago motorcycle accident lawyer. There are deadlines in filing personal injury claims in Illinois, so you may want to speak with an experienced attorney right away.