Motorcycle Accident

The Importance of Motorcycle Safety Gear In Reducing Serious Injuries and Death In a Crash

Motorcycles are not equipped with as many safety features as other vehicles. They do not have doors, steel frames, airbags, or seat belts. The lack of these important safety features make motorcyclists more vulnerable during an accident. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 4,976 people died in motorcycle accidents in 2015. In the same year, motorcyclists were 29 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in an...
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What To Do After Losing a Loved One In a Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Statistics show that motorcycle fatalities have decreased by about 2 percent in recent years. However, motorcycle crashes are still high during a time of great progress in reducing other fatal motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents still have the highest fatality deaths on the road. Motorcycles, unlike other vehicles, are less stable. Riders have less protection in the event of an accident. Motorcycles do not have safety features, such...
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The Primary Causes of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

While studies show that motorcycle fatalities have decreased by about 2 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, they still remain high in an era of great progress in reducing other motor vehicle fatal accidents. Motorcyclists take a big risk when they get on their bike. Such risks and dangers can be even greater when combined with factors such as lack of helmet use, speeding, alcohol and invalid licensure. Motorcycles...
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How To Deal With the Aftermath of a Motorcycle Accident

Even if you are the most cautious motorcyclist, it is inevident that you will eventually get into an accident at some point in your life. Motorcycle accidents can be tragic, costly and result in serious injury and disability. What you do immediately after a motorcycle collision can significantly influence how the event will impact both your life and the lives of your loved ones. This article guides you in...
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The Importance of Motorcycle Safety Year Round

Motorcycle safety awareness is generally a topic for spring and early topic. However, in California, where riders enjoy the luxury of a four-season riding weather, it is important for motorcyclists and other motorists on the road to be mindful of important precautions and strategies to keep the roads safe for everyone. Alarming Motorcycle Accident Statistics According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), although overall roadway deaths have generally...
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How To Treat Motorcycle Road Rash?

The beautiful and mild weather in California is an attraction not only to tourists but also to motorcyclists. The temperate climate year-round allows individuals to get on their motorcycles and enjoy riding most of the time. However, although the weather may cooperate, the accidents are still possible and do happen quite often. When you get into a motorcycle accident, you are basically at the mercy of the friction and...
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Putting On the Brakes On The Motorcycle Lane Splitting Bill

Riding a motorcycle can be a real treat on the open roads of California, where the weather is nice and sunny most days in the year. However, riding a motorcycle is not always a peaceful ride down the road alongside the beach. Motorcyclists often face many dangers on the road, such as getting into horrific accidents. Lane splitting, which is a common occurrence amongst Californian motorcyclists, can be dangerous...
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Motorcycle Lane Splitting – Is It Legal Or Not?

Lane splitting, or “lane sharing,” refers to when a motorcyclist travels faster than the flow of traffic during congested road conditions in the part of the lane that is not used – that is, between two lines or stopped vehicles. Lane splitting is prohibited and illegal in all 49 states, except in California. Although there are no laws that specifically allow this “riding the line” or “lane sharing,” there...
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Injured In a Motorcycle Accident: The Right Time to Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013 an estimated 88,00 motorcyclists were injured, with an additional 4,986 killed. The report further noted that in the same year, two-wheeled motorcycles accounted for 93 percent of all motorcycles in fatal accidents. Although these numbers are approximately 6 percent lower than the numbers recorded in 2012, they are still too high according to any standard. When you are...
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