No motorcycle rider ever heads out onto the road knowing or anticipating that they are going to get into an accident, but unfortunately danger and tragedy can strike at nearly any moment. In many cases, these accidents can result in serious and possibly permanent injuries. However, despite this inherent danger, a number of riders continue to disregard their best safety practices which increase their chances of a serious injury. The most important key to avoiding an accident is to prevent it to the best of your ability by riding in the safest possible manner.
Here are five tips for avoiding a dangerous accident and injury while riding:
Wear a Helmet
Numerous studies have shown that...
When involved in a motorcycle accident, or any vehicular accident, many people’s first impulse is to contact their insurance company. This is typically followed by the person spewing out details as fast as they can.
While not always problematic, it is not generally considered the best approach to make a motorcycle accident claim.
What if I’ve Already Contacted My Insurance Company Before I Found You?
Don’t worry, you can still contact me to help with your claim as long as you haven’t signed off on a final settlement.
No matter what the insurance company tells you, it is always a good idea to have an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer look over your case – Shaked...
In October 2015, a 30-year-old woman involved in a horrific motorcycle accident on I-95 in Miami lost half her leg. Her friend, another female motorcyclist who was riding alongside, was also seriously injured when the two were struck by a Toyota Corolla whose driver barreled through a gap in the orange pylons.
Now, both women have filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Transportation and DBI Services (the contractor that maintains the lanes) as well as the allegedly negligent driver.
The plaintiff whose leg had to be amputated just above her knee also needed hip surgery. Both motorcycles were destroyed. An attorney representing both women alleges FDOT and DBI have a...
The Rise of Motorcycle and Car Accidents
In terms of car accidents, the last few years have been brutal. In the first 9 months of 2016, the National Safety Council announced that 19,100 people had already lost their lives in motorcycle and car accidents. In less than a year, crash-related injuries and deaths cost the American people an estimated $205 billion.
The year before, in 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, reported 35,092 crash-related fatalities, a 7.2-percent increase from 2014, and the most significant jump in decades.
Over this same period, motorcycle deaths grew by 8.3-percent...
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