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New Motorcycle Technology Takes Aim at Reducing the Rate of Fatality in Crashes

Of all the vehicle users on the road, motorcyclists have the highest risk of fatality and serious injury during a crash. Unfortunately, they are also far more likely to experience an accident than other road users. Helmets and leather gear offer some form of protection, but they are far from sufficient. Perhaps that is why the technology sector is stepping in to help. Learn more about their potentially game-changing invention [...]

2017-10-23T09:44:00+00:00October 23, 2017|Motorcycle Accidents|

Defensive Driving and Extra Safety Measures Can Protect Motorcyclists from Accidents

Most motorcycle riders have a story, a moment when they were sure an accident would happen because someone else did not see them. Some have lost their lives because of this phenomenon. Others have had their lives irrevocably altered. Thankfully, there are ways that motorcyclists can reduce their risk of an accident. However, if one does occur because of someone else’s negligence, they may be entitled to compensation. Learn more [...]

2017-07-27T09:08:00+00:00July 27, 2017|Motorcycle Accidents|

Wisconsin Helmet Laws – Can Not Wearing a Helmet Reduce Your Compensation?

For the most part, bicycles and motorcycles are supposed to be treated just like any other vehicle on the road. However, unlike cars and trucks, bicycles and motorcycles do not provide body protection. Because of this, riders are especially prone to serious injury. Head injuries, or traumatic brain injury (TBI), are one of the greatest risks, which is why helmet use is encouraged. What happens, though, when a rider is [...]

2017-07-06T09:20:00+00:00July 6, 2017|Motorcycle Accidents|

Examining the Most Common Motorcycle Crashes

Almost every motorcyclist knows at least one rider who refuses to play by the rules. You know the one: they ride in the “dead zone” (the space between parked cars and active traffic). They weave in and out of traffic as if they own the road. They throw caution to the wind and act as though it is not their problem if another vehicle operator does not see them. Of [...]

2017-05-16T09:05:00+00:00May 16, 2017|Motorcycle Accidents|

Injuries Most Commonly Sustained in Motorcycle Crashes

Statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) show that over 4, 000 motorcyclists lose their lives each year. Thousands more experience serious injuries, some of which lead to short-term or long-term disability. What are the most common injuries, and what recourse do victims and their families have if a motorcycle accident results in a fatality or severe injury? The following explains further and provides you with details on finding [...]

2017-04-06T09:28:00+00:00April 6, 2017|Motorcycle Accidents|

Motorcycle Accident Prevention Tips for Drivers and Riders

Last year, motorcycle accidents went up by 15 percent. Studies suggest that many of these accidents were likely due to four-wheel drivers. As such, automobile drivers need to know how to effectively share the road. And, with motorcycle awareness just around the corner, and one death in Wisconsin this year already, now is the perfect time to discuss just how. Understanding Why Motorcycle Accidents Happen So often, drivers who hit [...]

2016-03-18T07:00:00+00:00March 18, 2016|Motorcycle Accidents|

Head, Neck, and Face Injuries in Motorcycles Accidents

Any type of motor vehicle accident has the potential to cause serious injuries, and motorcycle accidents are no different. As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 88, 000 individuals sustained injuries in motorcycle accidents each year in the United States. Motorcyclists often suffer particularly serious injuries because they do not have the body of a car, seat belts, air bags, or other safety features to [...]

2015-10-18T07:00:00+00:00October 18, 2015|Motorcycle Accidents|

Motorcyclists and Catastrophic Injuries in Rear-end Collisions

Typically, a rear-end collision is considered to be a minor type of motor vehicle accident, as evidenced by its nickname, “fender bender.” When motorists in passenger cars are involved in a rear-end accident, they have seat belts, airbags, and the steel frame of the vehicle to protect them from injury. Motorcyclists, on the other hand, have no such protection. In fact, they often have little more than a helmet to [...]

2015-06-11T12:54:39+00:00June 11, 2015|Motorcycle Accidents|

Motorcycle Deaths Continue to Rise Amongst Boomers

Late last year a 60-year old man was headed to work on his motorcycle when the driver of on on-coming vehicle made a left turn in front of him. The turning driver did not properly judge the timing, and the motorcycle rider clipped the back end of the car. As a result, he was ejected from his bike and was pronounced dead at the scene. The turning driver was ultimately [...]

2015-04-23T12:39:19+00:00April 23, 2015|Motorcycle Accidents|

Increased Motorcycle Safety in Wisconsin

Summertime in the Midwest is a prime time for motorcycle enthusiasts to participate in cross country motorcycle rides and rallies. Since Wisconsin residents enjoy only a limited amount of seasonable riding weather during the year, it is no surprise that Wisconsin is the home to many summer motorcycle events and rallies across the state. For example, the Gold Wing Road Riders Association recently hosted a rally in Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, [...]

2014-08-28T07:00:44+00:00August 28, 2014|Motorcycle Accidents|
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