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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 passengers have higher risk of head injury according to the Journal of American Medicine 

Motorcycle passengers have higher risk of head injury according to the Journal of American Medicine  | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
By Lisa RapaportReuters Health - Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic bra
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Not surprising that a recent study in the Journal of American Medicine reveals that passengers on motorcycles have a higher risk of head injury.  In my experience as a motorcycle accident attorney, head injuries are both far too common and can be one of the most devastating and long-lasting medical conditions that motorcycle riders and passengers can suffer.  Wear a helmet always and look twice for bikers!  You could save a life!

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Motorcycle Accidents: Is Lane Splitting to Blame?

Motorcycle Accidents: Is Lane Splitting to Blame? | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
A motorcycle accident on Pacific Coast Highway early last week caused big delays driving into the city during the morning rush hour. Though details were hazy, it appeared the rider
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Femur Fractures Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents

Femur Fractures Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Femur fractures after motor vehicle accidents are severe injuries that often result from a motorcycle crash or pedestrian mishap with hard blow to leg hip.
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Fatality in East Hemet motorcycle crash

Fatality in East Hemet motorcycle crash | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
The crash was reported at 1:55 p.m. Monday, April 24 at Ramona Expressway and Cedar Avenue, fire officials said.
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It isn't clear but, it would appear that speed may have been a factor in this crash.  The motorcycle appeared to skid off the roadway going around a curve.  Speed is a factor in many motorcycle accidents every year that result in injuries and fatalities.

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Ten Things New Motorcyclists Do Wrong

Ten Things New Motorcyclists Do Wrong | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Clutch and Chrome outlines ten major mistakes new riders lean in to
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Motorcycle Lane Splitting Legal in California?

Motorcycle Lane Splitting Legal in California? | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Lane-splitting, the practice of motorcyclists passing slower-moving vehicles by riding in between them, may soon become legal in California. Currently, the practice lies in a legal gray area in the state with lane-splitting not officially being made legal or illegal in the state’s statutes. That may soon change, however, if a bill passes and is …
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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 Fatality Caused by Dangerous Condition at Restaurant Exit According to Jury

Motorcycle Fatality Caused by Dangerous Condition at Restaurant Exit According to Jury | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
In California, property owners have a duty to warn patrons of unsafe conditions that exist on their properties. If there is a hazardous condition that exis — January 15, 2018
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Study: Motorcycle Crashes Cause 5 Times As Many Deaths As Car Wrecks

Study: Motorcycle Crashes Cause 5 Times As Many Deaths As Car Wrecks | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
A new study finds that motorcycle crashes caused three times as many injuries and five times as many deaths as car accidents.
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Not surprising that a recent study published in a Canadian medical journal finds that you are 5 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than a car wreck.  When you are riding a bike and get hit by a car, there is not much between you and the pavement.  Helmets and other safety gear certainly do help but, fatalities are still far too common.  Look twice and save a life!

 

For more information on motorcycle accident claims go to:

https://www.victimslawyer.com/motorcycle-accidents/

 

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Lane-splitting: Be Careful When You’re In Front Of Morons…(Video)

Lane-splitting: Be Careful When You’re In Front Of Morons…(Video) | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Lane-splitting, filtering - whatever you want to call it – is best done with a hint of common sense. Especially when you're sharing the road wit
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Does motorcycle safety gear reduce injury and death from a wreck?

Does motorcycle safety gear reduce injury and death from a wreck? | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
Does motorcycle safety gear really reduce injury and death from a crash? Motorcyclists have a much greater risk of being seriously injured or killed when they are involved in accidents. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 4,976 motorcyclists were killed in 2015, which was an increase of 8.3 percent over the number of people who were …
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Los Angeles Motorcycle Lane Split Accident Jury Verdict

Los Angeles Motorcycle Lane Split Accident Jury Verdict | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
October 17, 2016 — In a recent case in Los Angeles County (L.A. Superior Court Case No. BC553756), a jury returned a verdict of $3.7 million in a case involving a motorist an
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Motorcycles traveling between lanes (so-called "lane splitting") has always been a common yet somewhat controversial practice.  While the State of California has technically made it legal to lane split, they have done so with certain guidelines for safety such as keeping the motorcycle speed to a fairly low level.  This jury verdict indicates that lane splitting can lead to arguments at a personal injury trial that the biker was "comparatively negligent" but, does not mean that they may not be entitled to damages recovery for bodily harm or emotional distress.

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California becomes first state to officially legalize motorcycle lane splitting

California becomes first state to officially legalize motorcycle lane splitting | California Motorcycle Accident Attorney News | Scoop.it
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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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Does Lane-Splitting Cause California Accidents?

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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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