It’s hot in Middle Tennessee. Drivers are looking for ways to cool down and there’s no better way than leaving the car in the garage and hitting the street on a motorcycle. As auto accident lawyers in Nashville we know that motorcycles have their own set of dangerous limitations, however.
Our state has unique and varied landscapes. One moment you’re driving through flat farmland, the next you’re driving along winding roads. These winding roads can be a real problem for motorcycle riders, and it’s being pointed to as a factor in a recent tragedy in Hermitage.
According to police, a rider was traveling on Old Lebanon Dirt Road when he came upon a sudden and sharp curve. ‘Curve’ may even be generous. Some have described it as basically a 90-degree turn. The rider came upon this curve at a ‘high rate of speed’ and lost control of his bike.
He slammed into a guardrail and was thrown from his motorcycle, losing his life at the scene. Old Lebanon Dirt Road was closed for an investigation and there’s no word on whether or not he was intoxicated at the time of the wreck.
Here are some tips on properly taking a corner on a motorcycle:
- Scan for obstacles.
- Shift your weight into the turn.
- Shift into low gear.
- Release the throttle and brake firmly.
- Turn as you approach the curve’s entrance point.
- Roll the throttle as you hit the curve apex.
Contact Nashville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
Take care of yourself when riding your motorcycle because other motorists might not be looking out for you. Be sure you’re doing everything you can to make sure that you’re safe, riding carefully, and being seen. But if you’re involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, the Nashville motorcycle accident attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.