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Study Examines Motorcycle Accident Costs 

New research showed that motorcycle accident costs, on average, are substantially higher than other motor vehicle collisions. Some people might be surprised by this because motorcycles are smaller than other motor vehicles. The study also showed that severe injuries are far more likely to occur in motorcycle accidents than in other motor vehicle collisions. These injuries can lead to costly medical bills that drive up the cost of the crash. This sheds some critical light on the severe impacts that might result from an accident involving a motorcycle.

The Importance of Motorcycle Gear

One of the most essential pieces of safety gear when riding is a motorcycle jacket. While there has been a lot of attention paid to factors such as poor weather, construction zones, and helmets, it is also essential to think about other examples of safety gear. While people do not need to invest in an entire wardrobe of them, it is vital to have at least one reliable, durable motorcycle jacket. Everyone needs to think about their safety when riding a motorcycle. This starts with a specialized jacket made just for motorcycle riders.

Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

A motorcycle is fun to ride, economical and environmentally friendly as well as challenging with their physical demands. But, like everything else, there is a downside, and accidents often lead to fatal or devastating injuries. This is due to the lack of physical protection the motorcyclist has compared to motor vehicles. Because of the serious nature of the injuries, the biker may be unable to fight for his or her rights when injured by a negligent motorist or other entity. That is where a motorcycle accident lawyer can help. We’ll examine some of the reasons having an attorney by your side is a good idea and how it helps in securing the compensation you need and deserve. 

The Importance of Regular Motorcycle Maintenance

When someone takes on the responsibility of becoming the owner of a bike, it is essential to make sure that all motorcycle maintenance is performed on time. Many people balk at the idea of routine maintenance because, if nothing is wrong with the vehicle, why spend the money to fix something that isn’t broken? On the other hand, the idea of performing routine maintenance is that this can prevent problems from happening in the future. If repairs are required on a motorcycle, this can be extremely expensive. Therefore, routine motorcycle maintenance is key to saving money in the long run.

The Importance of Motorcycle Eye Safety

Motorcycle eye safety is an important and often-overlooked aspect of riding a motorbike. Over the past few years, motorcycle helmets have received a lot of attention. This attention is deserved. Helmets have the potential to prevent traumatic brain injuries from happening, saving lives. At the same time, it is just as important for everyone riding a motorcycle to think about eye safety. Unfortunately, this topic does not receive the attention it deserves.

Road Debris Can Cause a Motorcycle Accident

Road debris is capable of causing a serious motorcycle accident that might even lead to traumatic injuries or fatalities. Statistics that have been published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have shown that debris causes thousands of accidents each year. Because motorcycle riders do not have any protection between them and the pavement, debris represents a serious hazard to those who ride motorbikes. It is crucial for everyone who rides a motorcycle to understand some of the risks that road debris can present. By thinking about debris ahead of time, serious accidents can be avoided.

Study on Molecular Processes in Motorcycle Injury Healing

A research team from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) recently published an article on the molecular processes involved in motorcycle injury recovery. One of the most common motorcycle injuries involves the peripheral nerves. These nerves are responsible for transmitting motor function commands from the brain to the muscles in the arms and legs. The nerves also carry sensory information from the body back to the brain for interpretation.

Sacramento Man Killed in Oakland Motorcycle Accident

A Sacramento man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Oakland on October 23. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the crash occurred at 4:15 in the evening north of 5th Street on Interstate 880. According to authorities at the scene of the crash, the biker was splitting lanes while traveling at about 40 mph, when the motorcycle was hit by a silver Mercedes-Benz that had tried to move left. The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and landed on the road. Rescue crews transported the man to Highland Hospital. Sadly, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the hospital. Officials have identified the biker as 31-year-old Bolaji Famuyiwa of Sacramento. Moreover, a GoFundMe page has been created by the family of Mr. Famuyiwa to help cover his funeral expenses.

The Dangers of Drinking and Riding 

The dangers of operating a motor vehicle while drinking has been well-established. However, alcohol involved in motorcycle accidents often goes overlooked. Because riding a motorcycle is inherently more risky than driving a passenger vehicle, the risks of alcohol are amplified in this situation. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accidents involving alcohol are more common than many people realize.

Study Compares Off-Road Vehicle and Motorcycle Crashes

A recent study published in the Journal of Surgical Research compared statistics in crashes involving off-road vehicles to motorcycles. Examples of standard off-road vehicles include dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), also known as four-wheelers. This study is important because there has been a rapid rise in the number of off-road vehicles being used on city streets. Of note, in many locations, riding off-road vehicles on city streets is illegal.

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