You bought a motorcycle because you liked the idea of riding down the highway with the wind in your hair and the breeze against your chest. Why would you wreck that sense of inhibition with a lot of heavy clothing?

It might seem a bit much to dress head-to-toe in cumbersome leather that leaves you feeling hot and sticky. Still, there is something to be said for “dressing to protect,” especially when so many motorcycle accidents end in serious injury or death.

Wearing the proper clothing can make the difference between moderate injuries in a Maryland motorcycle wreck and serious injuries. You don’t necessarily have to be clad in leather and pads either. It doesn’t take much to dress a little smarter:

  • Helmet: Besides being required in many states, helmets have been proven to save lives in the case of a serious motorcycle wreck. Even a half helmet, without the protective visor over your face, can make a huge difference.
  • Eye protection: Even sunglasses can help protect your eyes.
  • Long sleeves: Cotton won’t do much for you in a serious accident, but it can lend at least one layer of protection that might save you from infection resulting from your injuries.
  • Jeans: If you find yourself suddenly body surfing along the road, you’ll be glad you have a little something to protect your legs from a hot engine and gravel roads. Again, that one extra layer of protection can make all the difference.
  • Sturdy boots: Rather than allow your foot to be mangled, choose footwear that can take the beating for you in the case of a serious crash.

If you were recently injured in a Silver Spring motorcycle accident, and you were wearing protective clothing and a helmet, be sure to tell your attorney. Expressing that you did everything within your power to protect yourself in the event of an accident should help your case and increase your potential compensation.

For more information on what can boost your personal injury case, call 1-800-875-9700 to speak with a skilled Silver Spring accident attorney who has experience representing those with motorcycle injuries.