If you ride a motorcycle, then you are probably aware that you are the most vulnerable vehicle on California roadways. Being completely exposed puts you at a high risk for serious injuries or death if you get into an accident. People in vehicles have various safety devices that you do not have, such as seat belts and air bags. However, a new invention may hold the key to keeping you safer in the event of an accident.
Road rash may sound like an itch and look like a scrape, but it is measured by doctors as a burn. According to WebMD, it is a friction burn that is defined by the number of layers of skin that are damaged. A first-degree friction burn only takes off the first layer, but a fourth-degree burn goes all the way through the skin layers and damages the blood vessels, nerves, muscles and bones beneath.
While your motorcycle helmet is an accessory that makes a statement about who you are as you ride the roads of California, the wrong one could cost you your life. According to HelmetCheck.org, the safest helmet is still the wrong one if it does not fit you perfectly.
The state of California made headlines across the country recently when it became the first state to legalize lane-splitting for motorcycle drivers. Although several studies and expert opinions backed up this move as being safest for those on two wheels as well as beneficial for all other drivers on the road, many drivers are still confused about the details involved in this controversial law.
While some people in Van Nuys prefer getting out on their bike alone and enjoying the solitude, plenty of others know how exciting and thrilling it can be to ride with a group. However, when you throw a bunch of riders with different levels of experience together, the potential for danger increases. Therefore, there are a few preventative measures that group riders can take to make sure everyone has a fun and safe experience.
While most drivers realize that motorcycles can give you an exciting ride on California's highways, these smaller vehicles also provide less protection in the event of a collision with a car or other type of vehicle. Passengers on motorbikes often sustain injuries when they crash, although the type and severity differs in each accident. We at E and E Law Group can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover from a motorcycle accident, no matter what your injuries.
While most people in California know the laws that adults must follow when they are cruising through the streets on a motorcycle, the laws concerning child passengers are less well-known. Extra safety precautions have been put in place by lawmakers to protect young people in the event of a crash. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has detailed the laws and regulations that you need to follow if you are transporting children on your motorcycle.
One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in California and around the country is failure to yield during a left-hand turn. When drivers of any type of vehicle incorrectly assume the right-of-way, the results can be dangerous and, in some instances, even deadly. A great way to protect yourself from accidents caused by this mistake is to be educated on who has the right of way in any situation and be aware of the other cars around you.
Cruising along the highways and byways of California can be thrilling, but doing so illegally can lead to jail time or a fine. If you or a loved one operate a motorcycle on the state’s roadways, it is important that you are aware of the laws that control what you can and cannot do. We at E and E Law Group not only work to help you get the compensation you deserve in the event of an accident, we also provide education about how to safely use these vehicles.
When cars and motorcycles collide in California or any other state, the bigger vehicle usually has a better outcome. In fact, almost any time a motorcyclist is involved in any type of accident, the results are grim. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association states that 80 percent of all motorcyclists that are involved in crashes are killed or injured. When alcohol is involved, the risk of fatal injuries is even greater.