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The Importance of Safety Gear
Motorcycle riding is one of the most dangerous forms of transportation. A motorcyclist’s body is left exposed to weather, debris, and any other unforeseen elements that may cause damage. In another kind of motor vehicle, you are commonly protected from these dangers. Investing in and wearing appropriate protective equipment is highly advisable and one of the simplest and most effective measures that riders can take to proactively reduce the likelihood of severe injury.
If you have been injured because of a careless motorist or negligent rider, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your suffering. Contact the Iowa motorcycle accident attorneys of the Pete Leehey Law Firm, P.C., at 877-209-9452 to speak to a knowledgeable lawyer about your options today.
Riders should take care to find safety equipment that is effective and comfortable, because they are likely to forgo uncomfortable gear for short rides, despite the danger. A complete outfit of safety equipment should include the following, and each item should be as described:
- Helmet- should fit snugly against the face and around the head
- Jacket- should be long-sleeved, durable, and weather resistant
- Gloves- should protect the hands, but not be in the way of steering, accelerating, or breaking
- Boots- should protect the toe as well as the ankle
- Pants- should be made of durable material, not denim
Unfortunately, despite your responsible decision to wear safety gear, you are still vulnerable to the actions and negligence of others. To learn about the potential merits of legal action if you have been hurt in an accident caused by another party, contact the Iowa motorcycle accident attorneys of the Pete Leehey Law Firm, P.C., at 877-209-9452.