Recent Posts in Motorcycle Accident Category

  • How Effective are Motorcycle Helmets?

    According to a U.S. Department of Transportation study on Motorcycle Helmet Effectiveness, the past 15 years have shown a significant improvement in the design and effectiveness of motorcycle helmets. They state that helmets afford a much greater degree of protection against head injury related fatalities, if they are worn at the time of the accident. Between the years of 1993 and 2002, helmets ...
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  • If a Motorcyclist isn't Wearing a Helmet, can they Still Recover for Injuries Caused by another Driver?

    Almost every state has a law in place which requires motorcycle operators to wear helmets. California has a universal helmet law which requires anyone driving or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle to wear a helmet that meets regulations set by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. If you get into a motorcycle accident in any state with a similar helmet law, and you are wearing a helmet, ...
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  • Motorcyclist Wins $5.4 million in Settlement against the U.S. Government

    In June of 2014, a motorcyclist received $5.4 million in damages from the United States Government. Plaintiff John B. Hendrickson suffered severe injuries after a motorcycle collision with an on-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent, which resulted in Hendrickson’s leg being amputated. The court awarded $6.3 million overall, attributing the fault 85 percent to the U.S. Government and 15 percent to ...
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  • I Wasn't Wearing a Helmet

    Motorcycles are incredibly popular in Southern California. If you ride one, the odds of you being involved in an accident and traumatically hurt are much greater than your odds of being injured in a car accident. Hundreds of people are injured and killed every day due to motorcycle accidents. What happens if you get into a motorcycle accident and you weren’t wearing a helmet? Can you still get ...
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  • Traffic Accidents Involving Motorcycles

    Although owning and riding a motorcycle are pleasurable activities, there is a much larger risk of being injured if you are involved in an accident. Reports of traffic accidents involving motorcycles, most often result in the driver is thrown off the motorcycle, striking the ground or being thrown onto another vehicle or object with great force. People who ride motorcycles should take extreme ...
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  • Motorcycles

    Motorcycle riding is a past time enjoyed by many. Unfortunately, motorcycles are not equipped with the standard safety features that are found in passenger vehicles. Due to a lack of seatbelts, air bags, and steel frames, they offer little protection in the event of an accident. More than 80 percent of all motorcycle accidents result in injury or death – due to alcohol and drugs, not using a ...
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  • Fatal Motorcycle Collision

    In the news the other day there was an article about a 46-year old man who was killed in a motorcycle accident. As he approached a major intersection, he used his brakes at the last second rather than casually slowing down, according to the Highway Patrol officer. Suffering from severe head and torso injuries, the victim wasn’t wearing a helmet… The motorcyclist skidded into the middle of the ...
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  • Heavy Traffic Causes Another Motorcycle Accident

    With the warm Southern California weather, many individuals have taken to riding motorcycles on a daily basis. Recently a 54-year old man was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle, crashing into another vehicle. The impact then sent the victim onto the right shoulder where he then struck the guardrail, causing him to be ejected – he fell about 60 feet down an embankment on the side of the ...
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  • Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident

    Many motorcyclists get into serious accidents because other drivers simply fail to notice them in traffic or at night. When a driver fails to see a motorcycle and causes an accident, the injuries sustained are often serious and can be life-changing or worse. It was a beautiful morning when a Redlands man decided to take a ride on his motorcycle. It never entered his mind that he wouldn’t return ...
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  • Motorcycle Accidents

    Many motorcycle accidents occur because of another driver’s negligence. Many drivers state, “I didn’t see him.” The most common motorcycle accident occurs when another driver impacts the front of the motorcycle in a head-on or turning left in front of the motorcycle scenario. Statistics show that front impact is responsible for about 25% of all motorcycle accidents and 375 of fatal motorcycle ...
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  • KTM Recalls Motorcycles

    Whenever you purchase a product, whether it is an appliance, food or a motorcycle, you naturally expect that it is safe to use. Sometimes, however, a product will not be safe and someone sustains an injury as a result. Motorcyclists pay attention. If you own a KTM or Husaberg motorcycle, you need to stop using this defective product immediately. Reports indicate that during use, the throttle cable ...
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  • When Cars & Motorcycles Collide

    While motorcycles are thrilling to ride, they also pose a very large risk of injury to those who ride them. A motorcyclist understands the feeling of freedom a motorcycle brings. However, when cars and motorcycles collide, the consequences are often catastrophic. Due to virtually no protection for the riders, most people involved in a motorcycle accident suffer severe injuries that include: ...
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  • Motorcyclist Dies In Collision With SUV In San Pedro

    A man was killed early Monday after his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle in Shadow Hills. An individual on a motorcycle is usually as unprotected as one on a bicycle, yet traveling at far faster speeds. If you were injured while on a motorcycle, your injuries may range from scrapes and bruises, all the way to catastrophic injuries such as brain injury or paralysis. If a loved one ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

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    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

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    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

    A school van turned left in front of a motorcyclist, nearly taking off his lower left leg. The accident resulted in a serious ...