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Can I Seek Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident if I Had No Helmet?

Motorcyclists face significant risks when they share the roads with other vehicles. Motorcycle accidents can cause multiple types of serious injuries, and in many cases, other drivers are responsible for collisions that injure motorcyclists. However, one issue that may play a role in these cases is the question of whether a motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. Because helmets can protect against brain injuries and other forms of harm, a driver [...]

5 Things Drivers Should Know During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May has been designated Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month by safety advocates. Motorcycle riders face the risk of being seriously injured in motorcycle accidents with other vehicles. In many cases, these collisions occur because drivers of passenger cars and trucks do not take the proper measures to drive safely around motorcycles. Drivers who act negligently may be held liable for injuries suffered by a motorcyclist in a collision, and injured cyclists [...]

2021-05-21T15:40:29+00:00May 22, 2021|Motorcycle Accidents|

Common Traffic Violations That Can Lead to Motorcycle Accidents

Now that spring is here, many motorcyclists are looking forward to getting back on bikes that have been stored in their garages for the winter. However, those who are looking to hit the road will want to be aware of the risks they may face. Traffic on the roads is likely to increase in the spring and summer, especially since more people are looking to travel after spending the last [...]

2021-04-30T18:58:28+00:00May 1, 2021|Motorcycle Accidents|

What Injuries Are Most Common in Wisconsin Motorcycle Crashes?

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, nearly 1,900 motorcyclists are injured in accidents each year, and around 80 are killed. The prevalence of injuries and fatalities among Wisconsin motorcyclists is in part due to the lack of protection that their vehicles provide, but in many cases, the negligence of another driver is also a major contributing factor. If you have suffered a serious injury in a motorcycle accident, you [...]

2020-11-09T20:39:31+00:00November 9, 2020|Motorcycle Accidents|

Securing Compensation After a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident

Motorcyclists enjoy the same freedom to ride the open road as those who travel in cars, vans, or trucks. Because they do not have thousands of pounds of metal protecting them, and because their profile is smaller, their risk of serious injury or death is much greater. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a collision than standard car passengers. [...]

2020-07-26T17:57:35+00:00July 26, 2020|Motorcycle Accidents|

How Can Driver Negligence Lead to Motorcycle Accident Injuries?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,985 motorcyclists were fatally injured in motorcycle accidents in 2018. Due to the limited protection that motorcycles provide, the injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents tend to be very serious. In a high percentage of motorcycle accidents, collisions are caused by the negligence of drivers in passenger vehicles or commercial trucks. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a [...]

2020-03-17T21:19:04+00:00March 17, 2020|Motorcycle Accidents|

Who Is Responsible for Passenger Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcyclists can be seriously injured in a collision with another vehicle or in a single-vehicle accident. The lack of protection afforded to a cyclist means that even what may seem like a minor crash can result in severe bodily harm. However, in addition to the cyclist themselves, a passenger can also be seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, and due to their lack of control of the situation, these injuries [...]

2019-08-28T18:41:00+00:00August 28, 2019|Motorcycle Accidents|

Who Is Liable for a Motorcycle Accident Involving Lane Splitting in Wisconsin?

Safety should be a top priority for anyone that is operating a vehicle. Auto accidents involving a car or motorcycle can result in property damage, serious injuries, and wrongful deaths. Lane splitting, which is often referred to as traffic filtering or white lining, is the act of driving a motorcycle in between two lanes of traffic. Although lane splitting is illegal in Wisconsin, motorcyclists may violate traffic laws in this [...]

2019-08-14T05:39:00+00:00August 14, 2019|Motorcycle Accidents|

How Do Distracted Driving Laws Protect Against Motorcycle Accidents?

While everyone who uses the road faces some level of danger, motorcyclists are particularly at risk of injury. Since they do not have the protection that cars and trucks provide to their occupants, motorcycle riders and passengers are likely to be seriously injured in a motorcycle accident.  Distracted driving is one issue that can endanger motorcyclists, since even when a driver is fully attentive, they may not see motorcycles on [...]

2019-07-05T16:06:10+00:00July 5, 2019|Motorcycle Accidents|

Why Are Fatal Motorcycle Accidents So Common in the United States?

Motorcycles offer riders a great deal of freedom, and they are a great way for many people to enjoy traveling throughout Wisconsin and the rest of the country. However, due to the limited protection that motorcycles provide for drivers and passengers, the injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents are often incredibly severe or even fatal. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has reported that motorcyclists are approximately 28 [...]

2019-05-14T17:00:55+00:00May 14, 2019|Motorcycle Accidents|
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