Tag Archives: Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Lane-Splitting: May Soon Be Legal In California

Motorcyclists and motorists are expected to share the road. Due to their different designs, motorcycles and automobiles travel differently. While cars are expected to stay in their lanes, motorcycles can often be found zooming by between cars, known as lane splitting. California may soon be the first state to explicitly legalize motorcycle lane splitting. The Study Behind Lane Splitting All other states explicitly ban lane splitting by motorcycles. Motorists...
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5 Ways Motorcyclists Can Avoid Serious Injuries

The lack of safety features, such as metal casing, safety belts and airbags, make motorcycles and inherently dangerous mode of transportation. Unfortunately, the statistics prove this point. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013 nearly 5,000 motorcyclists lost their lives in accidents. Although motorcycle fatalities have fell approximately 6 percent, it is still significantly higher than the respective average number of lives lost in automobile...
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Avoiding Serious Injuries With 5 Important Pieces of Motorcycle Safety Gear

More than 4,000 people die and thousands more Helmet. A properly fitted helmet that meets industry safety standards is the most important safety equipment that you need to use when riding your motorcycle. According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the use of a helmet can reduce the risk of a fatality in a motorcycle accident by as much as 37 percent.are seriously injured in motorcycle...
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Important Tips for a Successful Testimony in Your Motorcycle Accident Trial

Not all motorcycle accidents settle during negotiation talks or mediation and will thus need to be litigated in court. If your claim has not settled but has proceeded to trial, your Irvine motorcycle accident attorney may need you to testify at your trial. The majority of people are not comfortable testifying on the stand. In fact, for most this is a scary idea altogether. While it is normal to...
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What is Anaheim Motorcycle Accident Witness Bias?

Experienced Southern California motorcycle accidents attorneys and virtually every other type of lawyer understand the concept of witness bias very well. Anytime Orange County motorcycle accident lawyers question someone on a witness stand, they must discern whether the witness has a bias and how that bias can affect their case. In short, witness bias is a motorcycle accident eyewitness’ propensity to remember things incorrectly, either deliberately or accidentally. For...
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Elements of an Orange County Medical Malpractice Action – Part 1

Medical malpractice is a form of negligence. An Orange County medical malpractice action is taken against a health care professional. Most commonly, the professional who is targeted in a medical malpractice action is a doctor or physician, but such an action can also be taken against a nurse or a physician’s assistant, or anyone involved in providing medical care to patients. There are four elements of a medical malpractice...
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Federal Officials Assess ABS for Motorcycle Safety

Almost every state in the U.S. is looking critically at how to prevent or limit motorcycle accidents and injuries, but what kinds of practical obligations can really change the results for annual traffic injury and fatality statistics? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) looks at relevant events and outcomes in traffic safety, and it has come up with some interesting results. Recently, the IIHS has proposed an interesting...
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IIHS Looks at State Bike Helmet Laws

National traffic safety agencies have been figuring out that increased helmet laws do a lot to protect bicycle riders and others on the road not in conventional four-wheeled vehicles. In multiple studies of traffic accident rates and injury costs across various U.S. states, researchers have found that helmet use and the strict laws that enforce it tend to bring down the average cost of injuries, severity of head injuries...
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Helmets Save Lives: Risks Still High for Bicycle, Motorcycle Drivers

Those who are using bicycles or motorcycles to get around in heavy traffic know that they are at an inherent disadvantage. With energy concerns and more focus on physical exercise for health, more Americans are getting on the road with human-powered vehicles like bicycles. Many of them understand that they are taking a risk for the sake of traveling leaner and greener. Likewise, motorcyclists who like to ride free...
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NHTSA Introduces Program for Motorcycle Riders

A primary government safety agency is enlisting the help of individual motorcycle drivers to help educate others and promote safer roadways across America. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, has produced a program for motorcycle riders called the “Riders Helping Riders” initiative. The intention of this program is to encourage bikers to reach out to other motorcyclists who have a risk of driving while under the influence...
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