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Madison Avenue Motorcycle Accident in Fair Oaks

Madison Avenue Motorcycle Accident in Fair Oaks

I’m Ed Smith, a Fair Oaks motorcycle accident lawyer. A crash between a motor vehicle and motorcycle on Sunday, July 15, left the rider with injuries when they collided near an intersection in Fair Oaks. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the motorcyclist suffered minor injuries in the crash. Medical attention was summoned to treat the injured rider at the scene. It is unknown at this time whether the rider required further treatment at a nearby hospital.

Details of the Crash

Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Lincoln, CA

Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Lincoln, CA

I’m Ed Smith, a Lincoln motorcycle accident attorney. A firefighter from Placer County lost his life following a motorcycle crash sometime during the night when his bike went off the ramp along Highway 65 northbound at Lincoln Boulevard. According to the report, the accident was discovered around 6:00 in the morning by a passerby on July 13, when authorities were notified. I want to extend my prayers and sympathy to the family and friends of the firefighter who died in this tragic accident.

What Happened

Rising Rate of Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries in Sacramento

Rising Rate of Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. Traffic fatalities went up in every category across the nation in 2016, including motorcycle deaths. There were 5,286 deaths of motorcyclists that year, an increase over the 5,029 fatalities the previous year, according to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because motorcycle riders are vulnerable due to their lack of protection, they are more apt to suffer injuries or be killed in a collision than those in passenger vehicles.

Injury Rates of Motorcyclists

Delayed Paralysis Following a Motorcycle Accident

Delayed Paralysis Following a Motorcycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney. People ride motorcycles for reasons of enjoyment and transportation, however, there are many dangers that come along with riding a motorcycle. Like driving a car, precautions must be taken in case a motorcycle accident occurs. Because of the risks involved, it is important to wear the proper safety and protective equipment every time you get on a bike. There are some valuable tips for preventing serious injuries while riding a motorcycle:

  • Wear a Helmet: Motorcyclists should wear a helmet each and every time they ride a bike. Failure to wear a helmet can lead to a traumatic brain injury. Make sure to invest in the correct helmet size as well.

Top Safety Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents in Sacramento

Top Safety Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. 2016 was a difficult time for motorcycle riders around the country with 4,976 deaths caused by traffic accidents. California leads the nation with the number of motorcycles, which isn’t surprising since it has the highest population in the country. In 2016, there were 842,648 registered motorcycles in the state. Of course, this leads to an increased number of motorcycle crashes, many of them caused by negligent drivers of motor vehicles. Those numbers could be reduced if both motorists and motorcycle riders used more caution. Following are some safety suggestions for motorcycle riders.

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Safety Precautions Rosemont Motorcyclists Need to Know

Safety Precautions Rosemont Motorcyclists Need to Know

I’m Ed Smith, a Rosemont motorcycle accident attorney. Motorcycle riders are much more likely to suffer an injury or die in a collision with a motor vehicle. Many of the deaths and injuries are less likely to occur if the rider takes certain safety precautions. Due to their lack of protection compared with a motor vehicle, it has been estimated that motorcycle rider fatalities are 29 times higher than those in a motor vehicle. In 2015, the last year for which statistics are available, there were around 88,000 reported injuries due to collisions. The number of fatalities nationwide of motorcyclists in 2016 was 5,286, a significant increase over the previous year.

Safety Precautions While Riding a Motorcycle

Biker Thrown Through the Rear Windshield of Vehicle in Sacramento

Biker Thrown Through the Rear Windshield of Vehicle in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. A June 14th collision between a motor vehicle and motorcycle along eastbound U.S. 50 in South Sacramento ended in an injury to the biker. The motorcyclist was thrown through the rear windshield of the car that reportedly caused the accident. Authorities with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that the injured person was alert but had suffered an injury to an arm, which was bleeding. Emergency medical personnel with the Sacramento Fire Department were summoned to the collision site to assess the rider’s injury. It is unknown at this time whether the rider was transported to a hospital for treatment.

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Why Motorcyclists Are Injured and Killed in Folsom

Why Motorcyclists Are Injured and Killed in Folsom

I’m Ed Smith, a Folsom motorcycle accident attorney. Visibility and stability are both factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents and resulting injuries and deaths. According to government statistics in 2015, a motorcycle rider is 29 times more likely to be killed in a crash than someone in a motor vehicle. Current trends show that while the number of individuals killed in passenger vehicles has become much lower since about 2000, deaths of motorcycle riders has held relatively steady since 2009.

Major Reasons for Motorcycle Accidents

Top Risks Associated With Motorcycles in El Dorado Hills

Top Risks Associated With Motorcycles in El Dorado Hills

I’m Ed Smith, an El Dorado Hills motorcycle accident attorney. Motorcycle accidents add unique features not found in other motor vehicle crashes. While motorcycles are a lot of enjoyment, economical and get you where you’re going, they can also be dangerous since they offer much less protection than a motor vehicle. Let’s take a look at the risk factors bikers face, reasons crashes happen, and what the biker can do to stay safe.

Risks Associated With Motorcycles

Motorcycle Rider Saved By Off-Duty Nurse in Citrus Height

Motorcycle Rider Saved By Off-Duty Nurse in Citrus Heights

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. A recent collision almost ended in tragedy for a motorcycle rider except for the quick thinking and action by a nurse in Citrus Heights who happened to be off-duty. The man’s motorcycle had crashed with a truck, and the collision had left him with no pulse. The registered nurse, who stopped to try and help before the arrival of Sacramento firefighters and police from Citrus Heights, performed CPR until first responders arrived to take over. According to Lt. David Gutierrez, the man’s life was saved when his heart started beating once more.

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