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News and legal analysis regarding motorcycle safety and accident and injury claims information in California from Los Angeles motorcycle attorney, Steven Sweat. http://www.victimslawyer.com/motorcycle-accidents/
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Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Every U.S. State - Consumer Reports

Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Every U.S. State - Consumer Reports | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
This guide details the helmet laws state by state to help riders follow the rules.
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In my opinion as an attorney that represents injured bikers, wearing a helmet is just good sense.  More fatalities and serious injuries are caused due to head trauma after a motorcycle accident than just about any other, serious injury.  California requires all riders and passengers on motorbikes to wear helmets.  What is the law in your state?  Find out here.

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Motorcycle helmet effectiveness in reducing head and face injuries

Motorcycle helmet effectiveness in reducing head and face injuries | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Injury Epidemiology is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen.
The editorial mission of Injury Epidemiology is to advance the science and practice of injury prevention and control through timely publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed research. An open-access academic journal, Injury Epidemiology aims to be the premier venue for communicating epidemiologic studies of unintentional and intentional injuries, including, but not limited to, morbidity and mortality from motor vehicle crashes, drug overdose/poisoning, falls, drowning, fires/burns, iatrogenic injury, suicide, homicide, assaults, and abuse. Relevant studies are investigations designed to understand the magnitude, distribution, determinants, causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and outcomes of injuries in specific population groups, geographic regions, and environmental settings (e.g., home, workplace, transport, recreation, sports, and urban/rural). Of special interest are studies that strengthen the scientific foundation of injury prevention and control and generate objective and practical knowledge to reduce injury morbidity and mortality on a population level. Priority consideration will be given to manuscripts that feature contemporary theories and concepts, innovative methods, and novel techniques as applied to injury surveillance, risk assessment, development of effective interventions, and program/policy evaluation.
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180 mph Motorcycle Crash Shows Benefits of Protective Clothing

180 mph Motorcycle Crash Shows Benefits of Protective Clothing | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Often bikers think they don't need protective clothing since nothing will happen to them anyway, and if something happens, it's not the clothing that will protect them. Honest, they do say it. Well, if you ever need to have an example on how your protective clothing will save you, have a look at the video…
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Rarely do motorcycle riders get up to speeds as high as 180 miles per hour, especially on Southern California freeways and roadways.  This dramatic video, though, shows that protective clothing and gear could allow you to crash at that speed and still walk away!  For more information on motorcycle crash accident and injury claims in Southern California go to http://www.victimslawyer.com/motorcycle-accidents/


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California Motorcycle Accident Jury Verdict

California Motorcycle Accident Jury Verdict | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
A recent case in Santa Clara County in which a plaintiff motorcyclist sued a motor vehicle driver for negligence in a motorcycle and car accident case resulted in a verdict of nearly $1.2 million ...
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Goggles to teach motorcyclists about dangers of riding stoned

Goggles to teach motorcyclists about dangers of riding stoned | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation will use goggles that impair vision and motor skills to show motorcyclists the dangers of riding stoned.
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Honda Recalls Motorcycles Due to Brake Problems

Honda Recalls Motorcycles Due to Brake Problems | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
NATIONWIDE - Honda is recalling more than $145,000 motorcycles after problems with rear brakes were discovered.
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California Lane-Splitting Legislation Tabled

California Lane-Splitting Legislation Tabled | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Cycle World just received word from the Motorcycle Industry Council that California’s pending legislation on motorcycle lane-splitting has been shelved for 2015.
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For more information on motorcycle lane splitting laws and guidelines in California go to: http://www.victimslawyer.com/motorcycle-lane-splitting-accidents-in-california/


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Motorcycle Accident Fatality Claims in California

Motorcycle Accident Fatality Claims in California | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Motorcycle accident fatalities in California are on the rise. Call for legal help if you are the family of a victim of wrongful death on a motorbike in CA.
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Motorcycle Accident Data: Frightening Stats for Bikers!

Motorcycle Accident Data: Frightening Stats for Bikers! | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Attorney Steven M. Sweat weighs in on some of the latest, and most astounding motorcycle accident injury and fatality stats
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Many people have the impression that motorcycle riders face higher risk of accidents causing injury or death.  However, did you know that this higher risk is 26 times more than was a driver of any other type of vehicle faces?!?  Learn how to protect yourself:

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Are Older Motorcyclists More Prone to Accident and Injury?

Are Older Motorcyclists More Prone to Accident and Injury? | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
  What does the fact that the population of the United States has taken a decidedly older turn in the 21st century have to do with motorcycles? From the perspective of safety, the answer is, quite a bit. Older Americans in the over-65 category make up [...]
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As we age, let's face it, our reaction time, vision and other factors may begin to affect our ability to ride a motorcycle.  In addition, lower bone density and other physical changes occur in older adults that can lead to fractures and more severe injuries in the event of a motorcycle crash.  Find out how to protect yourself.

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Prepare Before You Get on That Steel Horse and Ride that Motorcycle!

Prepare Before You Get on That Steel Horse and Ride that Motorcycle! | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
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In my opinion as a motorcycle accident attorney based in Los Angeles, CA is that there is no substitute for crash prevention and minimizing injury than preparation.  It begins with good bike maintenance, good safety equipment (especially helmets) and good training. Summer is fast approaching. Look twice for your California biker!  It could save a life!

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Sacramento Injury Verdict Demonstrates “Eggshell Plaintiff Rule”

Sacramento Injury Verdict Demonstrates “Eggshell Plaintiff Rule” | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
According to Juryverdictalert.com , a jury in Sacramento California rendered a verdict of approximately $360,000 in a case of "disputed injury"in the matter of "Doe v. Landis" Case No. ...
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Nighttime Motorcycle Accidents in California

Nighttime Motorcycle Accidents in California | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Nighttime motorcycle accidents in California can be deadly. Los Angeles biker crash attorney explains legal rights to compensation from a night accident.
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Far too many motorcycle accidents every year happen after dark. Lack of visibility is THE number one cause of biker mishaps and traveling on a motorbike at night decreases the chances of being seen.  If you are a biker who uses your cycle to commute at all hours in urban areas like Los Angeles, read how to protect yourself from a nighttime crash.

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Most Common Motorcycle Crash Injuries

Most Common Motorcycle Crash Injuries | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Most common motorcycle crash injuries discussed by biker accident attorney in Los Angeles Steven M. Sweat | Free bike wreck consult 866-252-0735
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Brain Trauma Caused by Motorcycle Accidents

Brain Trauma Caused by Motorcycle Accidents | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Brain trauma caused by motorcycle accidents can be serious and cause lifetime issues.  Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney explains your legal rights.
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Motorcyclist Killed in 5-Car Crash in North Hollywood

Motorcyclist Killed in 5-Car Crash in North Hollywood | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
North Hollywood-Toluca Lake, CA - A nasty chain reaction crash across several lanes of the Hollywood (170) Freeway injured four and killed a 33-year-old biker.
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Multi car crashes  are, unfortunately, all too common on our Los Angeles freeways.  This particular crash occurred on the 170 or "Hollywood Freeway" which merges into the 101 and 134 freeways in and around the area of wreck.  This type of interchange is most often the site of these accidents.  The legal cause is usually an initial unsafe lane change in combination with traveling at an unsafe speed, which causes the pile up.  For cars, trucks and SUVs, occupants can often survive these crashes but, for a motorcyclist, they can be deadly as proven here.  

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California Motorcycle Accident Jury Verdict

California Motorcycle Accident Jury Verdict | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
A recent case in Santa Clara County in which a plaintiff motorcyclist sued a motor vehicle driver for negligence in a motorcycle and car accident case resulted in a verdict of nearly $1.2 million ...
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Impaired Motorcycle Operation - Riders Helping Riders (Final Report) | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Impaired Motorcycle Operation - Riders Helping Riders (Final Report) | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
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Sturgis rally deaths at nine after multi-motorcycle crash

Sturgis rally deaths at nine after multi-motorcycle crash | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Also, a New Mexico man had life-threatening injuries after separate accident
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Should All States Let Motorcycles Ride Between Lanes?

Should All States Let Motorcycles Ride Between Lanes? | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Lane splitting reduces congestion and carbon emissions, and improves road safety,
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

Good article here from Wired magazine that suggests that lane splitting by motorcyclists reduces congestion and carbon emissions.  As an attorney that represents bikers injured in freeway and surface street accidents, I can tell you that it is a common practice in California but, should be done with caution to prevent crashes.

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Scooter Accident Attorney Los Angeles

Scooter Accident Attorney Los Angeles | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Scooter accident attorney in Los Angeles explains how to avoid a crash and what do do after a wreck on a motor driven cycle.
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Motorized scooters like Vespa and other brands are becoming more and more popular both as a fun mode of transport and as a gas saver.  This is especially true in urban cities like Los Angeles. However, knowing how to stay safe and what to do in the event of an accident is crucial to being a responsible rider.  Find out more!

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Top 10 Motorcycle Safety Laws in California

Top 10 Motorcycle Safety Laws in California | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Top 10 motorcycle safety laws in California discussed by top Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney representing injured bikers in CA.
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Motorcycle riding in California can be exhilarating and a whole lot of fun.  We have the perfect weather for bikers pretty much all year round.  However, taking a minute to know the laws meant to keep motorcycle riders safer on the roads of the Golden State is time well spent.  That is why I have summarized my top 10 biker safety laws.  As a motorcycle accident attorney and safety advocate, I hope this helps my fellow CA bikers!

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Motorcycle Helmet Laws in California

Motorcycle Helmet Laws in California | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Motorcycle helmet laws in California explained by Los Angeles injury attorney representing bikers involved in crashes in Southern CA | 866-252-0735
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Did you ever wonder what the law is exactly in California on wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle?  How does the Golden State compare to other jurisdictions?  What are the statistics on lives saved and serious injuries prevented by helmet use?  Find out more here.

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Wife refused to pull plug on husband in coma after motorcycle crash and then... he woke up

Wife refused to pull plug on husband in coma after motorcycle crash and then... he woke up | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Back in 2010, Matt and Danielle Davis had been married only seven months when Matt was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, leaving him on life support and in a coma. Doctor...
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There can be no more heart-wrenching decision than to cease life support for a person in a coma.  Unfortunately, many motorcycle accident victims every year end up in a coma state following a crash and their relatives are faced with this choice.  In this case, the spouse of the victim decided to hold on a little longer and, her husband came out of the coma.  Quite a story!


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