Motorcycle riders often suffer more serious injuries from collisions than those in passenger vehicles. The recent accident just south of Spokane is one example of how severe these bodily injuries can be. Cars and trucks protect their occupants by absorbing most of the force of a collision. Motorcyclists, however, are particularly vulnerable to broken bones, injuries that may require surgery… or worse. There are some important steps that riders can take to reduce the risk of getting seriously hurt in an accident.

Motorcycle riders who do strength training fitness programs, like weight lifting, generally have stronger bones and more muscle mass. Strong bones can withstand more force from an accident. Increasing muscle mass can help absorb the forces from a collision and may even protect your bones from breaking. This is especially important for female motorcycle riders, who are at higher risk for broken bones than their male counterparts.

Another obvious step is to wear clothing that protects your soft tissues such as skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. These soft tissues damage easily in an accident. Helmets, riding jackets, riding pants, boots and gloves can all help reduce the abrasions and forces absorbed by your body. They should be worn every time you ride since you never know when a collision might happen.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a crash, you should immediately consult with the personal injury attorneys at Cooney Law Offices. Whether the collision happened in Spokane or elsewhere in Washington State, you deserve full compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and future medical bills. We can advise you about motorcycle and automobile insurance or whether a lawsuit is necessary to fully compensate you. We can help!