You hear all the time that it is important for motorcyclists to have safety equipment when riding their motorcycles—namely, wearing a helmet. This can help the individual prevent significant head damage in the event of a serious crash. However, there are numerous other pieces of equipment that can help when keeping safe on the road. Protective gear is essential as motorcycle accidents can result in significant amounts of damage to several parts of your body. Here are a few of the reasons to wear protective gear.
Clothing You Can Wear
There are numerous pieces of gear out there you can buy such as jackets, shorts, pants, and vests that are armored to help you keep from suffering significant impact in the event of a crash. These can also help protect you from serious road rash.
Road rash is essentially a friction burn that occurs when the rider slides on the ground after crashing and the cement or gravel results in the loss of multiple layers of skin. The protective clothing can keep you from significant injuries to your arms and legs.
Other Protective Equipment
While not something that all people want to use, there are also numerous protections that people can buy including the following:
- Elbow guards
- Knee guards
- Neck protector
- Back protector
- Chest protector
These plates can help significantly in the event of a crash.
Also, there are air bags that people can buy and use that are separate from the actual vehicle. These air bags go around the rider’s neck in a non-intrusive manner. They only inflate in a collision and protect the motorcyclist.
While you may be a safe motorcyclist, you cannot predict the actions of others. Unfortunately, negligence can result in you suffering significant injuries and if you don’t have the proper protective gear, the damages you sustain can be life-threatening.
At Hare Wynn, our motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help you pursue the legal action you need to obtain compensation for the injuries you may have sustained. Trust that we’re able to protect your rights and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
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