Proudly Providing Experienced Legal Services Throughout North Jersey
Free Consultation | Se Habla Español
Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman
A Law Firm For Accident Victims For Over 35 Years
Call Us at Jersey City
or Newfoundland Office
Main Navigation
Experienced Counsel
Practice Areas

Riding in the winter: What you need to know to get compensated

If you choose to ride a motorcycle in the winter, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself safer. For instance, making sure you wear warm enough clothing to prevent frostbite or hypothermia. You may also want to take a winter driving course to help yourself learn to manage on ice, snow and other hazardous winter conditions.

Another thing to do is to prepare your motorcycle for the weather. Make sure you have a windshield to shield you from snow and rain on the face as well as from heavy, cold winds. Check your battery and make sure it can handle the cold weather. Additionally, make sure any antifreeze or coolant in your motorcycle is designed to be used in cold temperatures. If not, it could freeze, damaging parts of the motorcycle. On top of that, the antifreeze won't be able to do its job, so you could see damage to your engine or other parts of the motorcycle.

Riding in the winter takes the right attitude, too. You should know that drivers will be less likely to expect a motorcyclist on the roads in the winter, so you should always use your lights and make sure you have a horn and bright, obvious clothing. Some motorcyclists make sure their engines are not muffled as much in the winter, so they are easier to hear.

If a driver doesn't see you and strikes you, you have rights. It doesn't matter what time of year it is; drivers should always be paying attention and expecting others to be using the roadways. Our website has more about what you can do to get compensated for the accident.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Do You Need Legal Help?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Jersey City Office
26 Journal Square
Suite 1004,
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Phone: 201-798-2711
Fax: 201-653-6806
Map & Directions

Newfoundland Office
Lakeland Plaza
2713 Route 23 South
Newfoundland, NJ 07435

Phone: 973-874-0556
Fax: 201-653-6806
Map & Directions

  • BBB Rating A+
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Featured Lawyer

Recent Posts On Our Blog