Make a motorcycle road trip checklist before hitting the road

Feb 13, 2015 Motorcycle Accidents    Uncategorized

Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC

It’s important that you prepare thoroughly for any motorcycle trip to ensure that you’re safe while riding in Ohio. To help you and any of your riding partners get ready, here’s a motorcycle road trip checklist of some must-do safety tasks before heading out.

Make Sure Your Bike is Ready

According to Nationwide.com, one of the most important parts of preparing for a motorcycle road trip – if not the most important – is making sure that your motorcycle is ready to go. Before heading out, double-check tire pressure, fuel level, brakes, and that lights and signals function properly. Also, make sure that regular maintenance on your bike has been performed, like changing the oil.

Plan Your Route in Advance

Whether you’re going for a short motorcycle trip in Cleveland or an overnight one elsewhere, planning your route in advance can help keep you and any other riders joining you safe and sound. By knowing your route, you’ll have an idea of where you can stop to fuel up, use the restroom, grab some food or get some shuteye. Make sure you have a planned meet-up location and meeting time so that if any riders fall behind, you know exactly where to find each other again.

Pack the Right Gear

Packing the right gear will help keep you both safe and comfortable while on the road. Consider the weather in which you’ll ride and whether your need protection from heat, cold, sun, wind, rain or snow. Ensure that you always have an emergency repair kit, first-aid kit, backup cell phone, eye and head protection, good riding boots, and plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Contact a Cleveland Motorcycle Accident Attorney if You’re in an Accident

Even the most thorough motorcycle road trip checklist may not keep you from getting into an accident. If you’re in an accident in Cleveland, seek medical care immediately. If you’ve been injured and need help recovering financial support for medical bills or loss of earning ability, you need to file a claim for damages.

In Ohio, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim for damages under the Revised Code of Ohio Section 2305.10. To help you get started immediately, the attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick are ready to meet with you.

Our lawyers know what it takes to filing a winning claim for damages. To meet with us for free today, call our offices as soon as possible at 1-800-HURT-NOW or contact us online.