The Joplin Police Department recently appeared on Channel 12 News to discuss the importance of motorcycle safety. According to Channel 12, police were responding to the 2 percent increase in motorcycle fatalities nationwide. Importantly, Joplin police highlight the fact that road safety is not the sole responsibility of the motorcyclist; motorists need to be aware of their limitations in visibility and take extra precautions accordingly.
“Look twice, make sure there’s not a motorcycle in that blind spot. Don’t just rely on your mirrors, do a head check and make sure there’s not a motorcycle or a car there,” said a representative of the Joplin Police Department. “We’re just trying to make sure everyone gets home safely at the end of the day.”
For motorcyclists, Joplin police recommend taking advanced motorcycle safety courses as the best defense against a roadway accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a careless motorist, our motorcycle accident attorneys can help.
Personal Injury Attorneys That Handle Motorcycle Accident Cases
The lawyers of the Metier Law Firm, LLC are all seasoned motorcyclists with an intimate understanding of the joys and hazards of the open road. In our many years of defending innocent victims of motorcycle accidents, we find that most accidents are caused by drivers who simply fail to see motorcyclists. Our lawyers will hold the negligent motorist responsible for your accident accountable and recover the full compensation that you deserve. For more information, contact us today at (866) 377-3800.
Metier Law Firm, LLC – Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Representing Clients Nationwide