In just a few days, Panama City will host the 18th annual Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally. This means that countless individuals
will take to the streets on their motorcycles. While this can always be
an enjoyable experience for riders and visitors alike, our
Panama City motorcycle accident lawyer encourages everyone attending to take the proper precautions to remain
safe. Our team at The Pittman Firm, P.A. has seen the catastrophic results
of a motorcycle accident first hand. We know what kind of injuries can
be sustained, so we offer tips to help individuals protect themselves.
Always Wear a Helmet
No matter the circumstances, a motorcyclist should wear a helmet at all
times. If the rider gets into an accident and falls or gets launched off
of the motorcycle, the only thing to protect their head is a helmet. This
could protect you from serious and even life-threatening damage.
Pay Close Attention to Your Surroundings
More motorcycles could mean more cause for concern on the road. Because
you cannot predict what the other riders will do, you must look closely
to make sure you are not putting yourself in danger. Watch for riders
coming from your sides or getting too close to stay with a group.
Avoid Drinking and Riding
Along the path of Thunder Road, there are a number of different venues
available to motorcyclists. If you plan on riding after visiting the venue,
avoid drinking and driving. This can cause a serious accident and result
in catastrophic injuries.
Watch Out for Other Drivers
Not everyone attending Thunder Beach is going to be riding a motorcycle.
There are plenty of visitors who simply want to enjoy the festivities.
These are people who may be driving a car and who you will have to watch
out for as you go riding. A large majority of motorcycle accidents are
caused by negligent drivers who fail to pay attention to motorcyclists
or those who drive recklessly.
At The Pittman Firm, P.A., we want to make sure you enjoy Thunder Beach
responsibly. Ride carefully and make sure you take all precautions to
keep yourself and those around you safe. If you are harmed as a result
of someone else’s negligence, our firm is here to help. We can help
you seek the compensation you deserve to hold the negligent driver accountable
for his or her actions.