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What long-term disability care can really cost you

Immediately after a major accident happens in California, it can be difficult to know how much recovery will take place and what your future will look like. When it comes to long-term disability care, the costs may be much higher than you realize. We at E and E Law Group work to make sure our clients get enough compensation to take care of every type of cost that can arise during long-term disability care.

What are the most common causes of fatal motorcycle accidents?

If you are getting ready to get on a motorcycle and take a ride in California, it is important to know what the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are so you can be prepared. The Insurance Information Institute explains what the accidents of 2015 show for motorcyclists.

Do helmets cause neck injuries in motorcycle accidents?

The myth that helmets can cause a motorcycle rider’s neck to get broken in a crash has been circulating for years, but you may be wondering if that is really true. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation released a study answering this question for motorcyclists in California and around the country.

How can I avoid a motorcycle accident?

Traveling via two wheels in California can be one of the fastest, easiest forms of transportation, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. As a motorcyclist, you are less protected than fellow drivers in four-wheeled vehicles, so it is more important to be aware of possible dangers and the steps you should take to avoid them. RideApart.com details the biggest threats facing motorcycles and how to stay safe.

How important is wearing a helmet?

While helmeting laws vary in each state, neglecting this important piece of protection can land you in the hospital with life-changing injuries if you are involved in a motorcycle crash. The Neuroscience Institute at the University Hospital states that only 20 states and the District of Columbia require helmets to be worn by all riders. There are four states that do not require you to wear helmets at all and the remaining states mandate use by riders of a certain age. California requires all motorcycle riders to wear helmets, and a study reported by the institute details why this is necessary for your safety.

In California, lane-splitting is determined legal and safe

Lane-splitting has always been a controversial topic when it comes to the safety of motorcycle riders and other drivers. In September, California made history by making the practice formally acceptable, something no other state had done, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Tips for safe passenger transport on motorcycles

When a driver decides to transport a passenger via motorcycle, there are many factors that need to be considered first. Each state has its own laws about multiple riders on a two-wheeled vehicle, and that includes California. According to the Official California Legislative Information, in order for the vehicle to carry more than one person, the motorcycle must be equipped with either a sidecar meant for carrying passengers or a secure seat attached behind the driver. If both riders are on seats instead of in a sidecar, there must also be available footrests for each person.

Tips to safely share the road with motorcycles

Every day, there are crashes involving motorcyclists. The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that there were 519 motorcycle rider deaths across the state in 2014. Sharing the road is the responsibility of all drivers, but there are certain things other motorists can do to make traveling safer for those on two wheels.

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