What should you do if you are involved in a motorcycle accident near Corydon or anywhere in southern Indiana including New Albany or Jeffersonville? One of the best things about living in southern Indiana is the abundance of beautiful roads. As fall is approaching, there will be more and more motorcyclists, and motorists, taking back roads to enjoy the scenery. While drivers will be tempted to spend time looking out the window at the Hoosier National Forest, wildlife, streams and other natural wonders, we need to remember to be cautious.
Fall is a terrific season to be a motorcyclist. Touring open back country roads is a great way to spend a Saturday or an entire weekend. The challenge for cyclists is that other drivers may be distracted by the same things that caused you to want to hit the road as well. Regardless of whether you’ve decided to take the Ohio River Scenic Byway, see where 135 leads, or simply want to head toward Floyds Knobs, you’ll want to be on alert for common issues you might encounter.
The winding roads make it very easy for a car to drift across the yellow center lines. Many of the country roads have blind curves, which can decrease reaction time of both car and motorcycle drivers. Let’s not forget the ever-present danger of a deer crossing the road. Motorcycle accidents usually result in serious injuries to bikers and their passengers due to their exposure to the open road and the extreme difference in weight between a motorcycle and a car or truck.
While southern Indiana’s back roads are beautiful, the temptation to forget the risks is high. Once autumn hits and the leaves begin to change, more people are going to join you on those county road excursions. As an experienced motorcyclist, you obviously understand the challenges that come with riding a bike. Unfortunately, young drivers may not be as familiar sharing the road with you.
Hargadon, Lenihan and Herrington represents individuals who have been injured in a motorcycle accident near Corydon, New Albany, Jeffersonville or motor vehicle accidents throughout Indiana and Kentucky. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident near Corydon or anywhere in southern Indiana or Kentucky we invite you to contact us or call (502) 583-9701 for a free consultation.
Let’s all remember to increase our caution and awareness while we get out to enjoy the beautiful scenery our states have to offer.