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Leather or Synthetic Motorcycle Jackets

A leather jacket serves a purpose beyond providing a rider with appropriate motorcycle style, it is also a necessity for safe riding. The motorcycle jacket is crucial to protecting a rider from the destructive and scarring effects of road rash. The burns that come with an accident or fall on a motorcycle can cause serious harm and leave permanent scarring. A proper riding jacket is an important measure for protecting against this common motorcycle injury.

If you have suffered from road rash or other serious injuries from a motorcycle accident caused by another party’s negligence then it may be in your best interest to consider filing a civil lawsuit. Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

Which Jacket to Choose?

Whether you ride your motorcycle for daily transportation or if you ride for recreation, it is advisable to be protected by a motorcycle jacket at all times. One decision that must be made in selecting a jacket is whether to purchase one made of leather or synthetic material.

Leather jackets are essential to motorcycle riders and with good reason. Motorcycle jackets with the proper thickness will provide the abrasion resistance needed to protect a rider’s skin during a fall. Pavement is unforgiving and can shred both materials that are not thick enough or strong enough to withstand a fall or slide. Synthetic materials do also provide abrasion resistance, but will wear out much more quickly than leather of the proper thickness.

Synthetic materials can be considerably more effective at handling weather conditions. Not only are they more forgiving to hot or cold weather conditions, but they are also generally water resistant, making them a good choice in wet weather. Though leather is also water resistant, leather requires proper care to enhance its ability to protect against rain and to protect the jacket itself from being destroyed by exposure to different weather conditions.

Finally, a proper and comfortable fit is crucial to selecting a jacket. Leather jackets can be restrictive when new, but eventually will allow for plenty of motion once they have been broken in. Synthetic materials are typically a very comfortable option but a properly cared –for leather jacket will be able to outlast most synthetic jackets over time.

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If you have been harmed in a motorcycle accident, whether single-vehicle or involving multiple vehicles, you need proper legal assistance to seek the financial compensation that you are due. Contact Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

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