With warmer weather approaching, many riders will begin to take out their recently tuned up motorcycles for a test drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to be a victim of a deadly accident. While it is hard enough for family members and loved ones to lose someone close to them, it may be even harder to lose someone unexpectedly as a result of a fatal crash. Oftentimes, deadly motorcycle accidents occur as a result of:
- Driving at an excessive rate of speed;
- Failing to pay attention;
- Operating a motorcycle under
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Motorcycle accidents can easily lead to serious injury or death, often times with riders and passengers sustaining injuries to their head, neck, arms, and legs. According to New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, during 2014, there were a total of 1,330 motorcycle crashes in New York City.
One reason why motorcyclists must be attentive is because it may be more difficult to see a motorcycle than a vehicle. At times motorcycles can be missed on the roadways because of another vehicle’s blind spot. Another cause for the serious nature of motorcycle injuries is that a motorcycle offers no protection … Read the rest
Waging a motorcycle accident lawsuit can be a complex process. In many cases, the circumstances of the accident are not clear, and it can be difficult to determine who was primarily responsible for the incident. For this reason, it is essential that you hire an excellent motorcycle accident attorney to represent your case. Though it can be tempting to choose a lawyer quickly, the decision should never be undertaken lightly, and there are certain things you should look for when you are selecting an attorney. Long Island personal injury attorney Ira Slavit reviews the criteria you should use to select … Read the rest
When it comes to serious auto accidents, it’s important that all injured parties seek legal assistance. This is particularly the case when another motorist’s negligence is the cause of a motor vehicle collision. What many people do not consider is that motor vehicle collisions can be caused by parties that are not motorists on the road and that those parties can be held responsible for the matter.
Our personal injury attorneys would like to consider how road conditions can contribute to the occurrence of serious auto accidents, particularly when a person is on a motorcycle.
What “Dangerous Road Conditions” May
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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is a national initiative designed to encourage drivers of all other kinds of vehicles and motorcyclists to “share the road” with each other. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)reminds all motorists to safely “share the road” with motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists. The NHTSA’s motorcyclists’ safety campaign also stresses the importance of riding sober. Statistics show that the percentage of intoxicated motorcycle riders in fatal crashes is greater than the percentage of intoxicated drivers on … Read the rest