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Motorcycle Accidents Archives

Will 2017 be the year the state enforces a helmet law?

The discussion began again back in February when the two sides took their places at a Connecticut legislative hearing. It was being held to determine whether or not motorcyclists will be forced to capitulate and require helmets for all riders.

What are some dangers motorcyclists face?

When you are operating a motorcycle, you face some very real dangers. These dangers aren't limited only to what you cause yourself. In fact, many of the dangers that you will face are caused by other drivers. Understanding some of the most serious dangers that you face might help you to stay a bit safer.

Motorcycle crashes can be deadly or cause injury

Even though the cooler months of the year are here, it is still important for motorists to watch out for motorcycles. People who are on motorcycles are at a greater risk of dying in an accident than other vehicle occupants. They are also at an increased risk of being injured. Because of the open design of motorcycles, even accidents that would be minor if they happened to two other vehicles can be very serious if a motorcycle is involved.

Alcohol and motorcycles are an often fatal combination

Riding a motorcycle is something that requires you to be able to have a good reaction time. For this reason, consuming alcohol and driving a motorcycle isn't ever a good idea. Motorcyclists place themselves in danger when they ride drunk, and they also place other motorcycle riders in their group in danger.

Motorcycles' open design can cause traumatic injuries in a crash

As we discussed last week, wearing an approved helment while riding a motorcycle is one step to minimize the risk of being seriously injured when you are riding a motorcycle. You and any passenger on your motorcycle should each wear a helmet, but that is only one of the ways that motorcyclists can reduce the risk of injury. Motorcyclists can also wear appropriate safety clothing, such as pants that can help to prevent road rash. Even with all of the proper safety precautions, there is a still as chance that bikers and their passengers could be injured if they are invovled in an accident.

How can I spot an unsafe motorcycle helmet?

Motorcycle helmets are one of the keys of safety for anyone who is going to get on one of these vehicles. It isn't enough to just have a helmet on. Instead, you have to make sure that you have one that is safe and can keep you protected if you are in an accident.

What if I did not wear a helmet in my motorcycle crash?

The state of Connecticut requires motorcyclists to wear an approved helmet by law. This means that motorcyclists can be ticketed if they are found in violation of helmet laws. It also means that motorcyclists could lose certain rights in personal injury claims stemming from motorcycle accident injuries that happened while they were not wearing a helmet.

What are the worst dangers faced by motorcyclists?

Motorcyclists are clearly at a disadvantage from a safety perspective when compared to normal automobile drivers. Some of these dangers are obvious and some of them are not. In this article, we will take a look at some of the worst dangers faced by motorcycle drivers with the intention of increasing awareness of these dangers in order to prevent accidents.

Damages can vary in motorcycle accident injury cases

When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, it is often just assumed that the motorcyclist was doing something unsafe that caused the accident. In the majority of motorcycle accident cases, the other driver was the one who caused the accident. Sadly, a lot of drivers who are on the roadways don't give their full attention to driving. With the small size and profile of motorcycles, it takes only a second of inattention for a motorist to miss the motorcycle.

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