Charleston, WV, July 28, 2015: Personal Injury attorney Jeffrey T. Jones, founder of the Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Jones, and best-selling author of “Protect and Defend” has posted a new article on his website entitled “Don’t Become a Motorcycle Crash Statistic.” Awareness comes before a behavioral change and Mr. Jones is clearly adding to the awareness that motorcyclists are more at risk than drivers of cars.
Jones writes, “I’ve been looking into motorcycle accident statistics. What I’ve seen is eye-opening, but as a personal injury attorney the statistics are cold in the face of the pain and suffering I’ve seen those who survive a crash or the loved ones they leave behind experience.”
As Jones continues he states, “I’ve also come across some blogs by experienced riders offering tips that every rider should consider before they go out on the road. It’s good to see there are responsible riders who have the desire to exercise and teach safety.”
Jones offers advice from The Riding Center in which the author advises that bikers should not ride when they are wrestling with a big life problem like a divorce or job loss. Jones writes, “His well-taken point is that you need to stay focused when you are riding a motorcycle and no matter how experienced a rider you may be, the mind will return to “your big problem and you will not be able to remove the thoughts from your mind. Before you know it, you’ll be playing scenarios out in your mind, or what else you should have said in a conversation. What that means is that with all the best intentions, your mind is going to wander and before you know it, you’ll no longer be paying attention to traffic. And that is when accidents happen.” I echo the sentiments of the blogger/motorcyclists when he states, “So leave bad thoughts out of the equation. If you have them, better not ride. Being mentally distracted is a killer.” (https://theridingcenterblog.wordpress.com)
Jones provides more tips from the same blogger before listing some of the “sobering statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).”
According to the statistics, the summer months May – September are when most motorcycle accidents occur with the peak for motorcycle fatalities being in August.(http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/motorcycles/fatalityfacts/motorcycles)
According to Jones, “What these statistics mean to me is that we are in the critical peak season for motorcycle accidents. We all must become more aware of their presence on the roads and be more careful when they are around. Also it means that many of the riders are older and while they may be seasoned riders many other things come into play such as strength and eyesight. In addition, alcohol consumption is a factor in younger and older riders.”
The entire article may be read at http://www.jeffreytjones.com/dont-become-a-motorcycle-crash-statistic/
About Jeffrey T. Jones
Jeffrey T. Jones has more than 25 years of experience and served as the former President of the West Virginia Association for Justice and is a Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and IRS Tax Attorney in Charleston, West Virginia. He has also been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in West Virginia. He has appeared in USA TODAY as an Emerging Business Leader to Watch and has been named one of the top 10 lawyers in West Virginia for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. He represents persons injured or killed in accidents and has written the West Virginia Automobile Accident Injury Guide and a Special Report dealing with car accidents, personal injury and insurance companies.
About the Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Jones
For quality, dependable legal representation, clients throughout West Virginia rely on the Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Jones, PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia. Our office serves clients from Charleston to Huntington, from Beckley to Princeton and as far as Clarksburg. We’re strong advocates for those who have been injured by negligence of any kind. Whether you have been injured by a negligent driver or a drunk driver, a defective product, or a doctor or hospital, we can help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to receive.