Spring Safety

As we come into Spring, we welcome all the shifts that come along with this transformative season. Everyone will be outside enjoying the activities that were not so convenient during the fall and winter months. While you are enjoying the outdoors, gathering, and traveling consider some springtime safety tips.

Bike Accidents

If you have a bicycle, you are probably anticipating your first bike ride of the year. Riding a bike is not only great for your physical health but supports your mental and emotional wellbeing. The therapeutic and physical benefits of spending time exercising outdoors are essential during this season although it does come with its risks.

As a bicyclist, it is important to prioritize safety while riding. With the many distractions of the outside world and reckless drivers on the road, bike riding can go from a peaceful experience to a fatal accident in a few seconds.

  • While riding, follow these crucial safety tips:
  • Wear a Helmet
  • See and Be Seen
  • Check Equipment
  • Ride with the flow of traffic, not against it.
  • Use signals to alert drivers of your next move

Dog Bites

With warmer weather approaching, dog owners now have the chance to bring their pets out for longer periods for various activities. We all love to see the bond between a dog and their owner, but we can’t assume this behavior will remain the same when interacting with others. Dogs of any breed may bite if they feel threatened or excited. As a person you must understand that even if a dog is friendly, they are still animals and in specific situations they will use their natural instincts.

This spring consider not touching or interacting with a dog unless the owner confirms it is a safe thing to do. Let the dog approach you when meeting. Do not charge at the dog, stick your hand in their face, or bend over them, all these actions can heighten a dog’s anxiety and they may bite.

Regardless of what you do or don’t do when interacting with a dog, owners are responsible for their dogs’ actions. They should know the dogs’ boundaries and gestures before bringing them around others. If you are injured by a dog, it’s important to reach out to a attorney that understands the complex legalities that go along with a dog bite claim.

Motorcycle Accidents

Similar to riding a bicycle, motorcyclists are ready to hit the road this season. Motorcycle riding communities are large and continue to grow. Although motorcycles bring people together in the spring, they can also be a very dangerous activity. Motorcycles, if not ridden with caution and responsibility, can lead to serious injuries.

Motorcycles drive among cars, buses, and trucks on roads and highways. The fast, compact vehicle has the capabilities of a powerful engine and if it loses control can cause a massive crash. Motorcycles aren’t always responsible for some of the accidents they’re involved in. More often than not, other cars on the road are the cause of motorcycle accidents.

Tips for motorcycle safety:

Riders

  • Obey traffic rules
  • Wear a helmet always
  • Stay at a safe distance
  • Inspect your motorcycle before each ride

Commuters

  • Stay at a safe distance
  • Let motorcyclists adjust positions freely
  • Consider the motorcycle is closer than it looks

Whether you’re riding a bike, motorcycle, or going for a stroll with your pup, remember that accidents happen. There is risk in everything we do, even when the sun is shining, and the wind is in our hair we have to make safe choices. Sometimes even when your best efforts are at play, things happen. That’s why Rob Levine & Associates is available 24/7 to take on your personal injury claim. Protect yourself in these situations, contact professional attorneys at Rob Levine & Associates today.

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