On May 8there was a serious crash involving a motorcycle in Niagara Falls and police are still investigating the incident.

This is the time of year when you should start noticing that more motorcycles are on the road, so we talked to Rich Barnes from The Barnes Firm — one of the Buffalo's largest injury law firms — to chat about motorcycle safety awareness month and what we can all do to be safe on the roads.

There are several factors that can contribute to a motorcycle accident, but it’s typically distracted or inattentive driving that is the underlying cause. All of us should slow down, being extra cautious and using extra distance when motorcycles are on the road.

Motorists that are speeding and not obeying traffic laws can also cause accidents, which can be particularly catastrophic when they involve a motorcycle.

As motorists sharing the road, we should all be aware of blind spots while making turns or switching lanes. It’s also important to obey the speed limits. If you’re not sure of an oncoming motorcycle’s speed and you’re trying to make a left turn, just let them pass. Being patient, and more cautious, can go a long way when it comes to avoiding accidents.

Many bikers don’t know where to turn or what to do after they’re involved in an accident. Getting immediate medical attention and sound legal advice are the best decisions a biker can make after any accident.

If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident and need help, call The Barnes Firm today.

Visit TheBarnesFirm.com or call (800) 800-0000 and get the help you need from experienced injury attorneys with proven results. You can trust that they will help answer your questions and help you get the best result possible.

Call their Downtown Buffalo or Grider Street office now – it could be the best call you make!

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