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Using hand signals on the road

When collisions happen between motorcycles and cars, trucks or SUVs in Van Nuys, it is virtually guaranteed that the motorcyclists will the get the worst of them. Sadly, the brunt of consequences that they are forced to bear often does not reflect their degree of fault in causing such accidents. Of the 4,976 motorcyclists that The Insurance Information Institute reports were killed on American roads in 2015, it may be safe to assume that many of them died due to the fault of motorists. Often, motorists will attempt to claim that the motorcyclists they struck suddenly turned into their lanes, leaving them with little time to react. This highlights the need for motorcyclists to do all they can to indicate their intentions on the road in order to counter such claims. 

How can you compensate for bad drivers on your motorcycle?

You have been riding your motorcycle on the California roadways for a while now, and you may be comfortable with your skill level. However, according to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the risks you face on your bike never go away, and because there are so many factors that contribute to any given crash, your best bet is to manage that risk with defensive riding.

What is an inflatable motorcycle jacket?

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.

What motorcyclists should know about road rash

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. 

Can I still get a ticket for lane-splitting?

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.

How to stay safe on group motorcycle riders

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.

Most common injuries from a motorcycle accident

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.

What are the child passenger laws for a motorcycle?

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.

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