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Braking on a motorcycle: How to do it safely

At The Dickerson & Smith Law Group, we have seen and represented plaintiffs in a lot of different motorcycle accident scenarios. In many of these cases, even though other parties were at fault, we have seen evidence that the injured motorcyclist might have had a better chance of avoiding the accident and injury if he or she had employed better braking technique.

Motorcyclist requires hospital care after serious accident

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to getting hurt in a motor vehicle collision. This is why motorcyclists should wear a helmet and other safety gear at all times. However, even with the most cutting edge safety equipment, the simple fact that motorcyclists are exposed to the open air in a collision means that they are always at risk of catastrophic and/or fatal injuries in even the most basic crashes.

Motorcycle safety: Is it time to replace my motorcycle tires?

Cars are infinitely safer than motorcycles. There are a lot of safety features, protective frames and fail-safes that protect the drivers of cars, while the drivers of motorcycles are far more exposed to dangers. One of particular concern relates to tires.

Thank Lawrence of Arabia for the modern motorcycle helmet

Lawrence of Arabia, the British Army veteran who helped organized the Arab Revolt of 1916 to 1918 against the Ottoman Empire, was also a motorcycle enthusiast. In fact, it was his love of motorcycles -- long after the Arab Revolt -- that killed him. He suffered severe head injuries in a motorcycle accident, which left him in a coma for six days before he died.

Virginia Beach motorcyclists and headlight safety

Virginia Beach motorcyclists need to do everything possible to avoid getting into a serious accident. This includes going to motorcycle safety courses, wearing the latest helmets and safety equipment, getting your bike regularly maintained and other necessary steps. It also means having the best headlights money can buy.

Motorcycle accidents and helmet laws

Virginia law requires all motorcycle operators to use goggles, safety glasses, a face shield or a motorcycle that has a built-in safety glass or windshield. Motorcycle operators and their passengers are also required to wear protective helmets. Those helmets must be approved for use with motorcycles.

Motorcyclists and personal injury claims

Virginia motorcyclists are some of the safest drivers on the road -- and that's because they have to be. Motorcyclists are exposed; they don't have the protection provided by the steel frames, seat belts, airbags and other safety features that come standard on modern automobiles. Indeed, if a motorcyclist makes a mistake, gets hit by a car or gets into any kind of accident, it could fatal.

Common motorcycle riding risks

Motorcyclists face real dangers every time they take to the roadway. Even if it's just a short trip around the corner to the market in slow traffic conditions, a fatal collision can happen in a heartbeat. For this reason, motorcycle riders need to be aware of all the dangers they face on the road in order to ensure that they do not become victims of distracted driving, intoxicated driving, unlawful driving and other bad behavior by vehicle drivers.

Virginia Beach car crash injures 2

Car accidents happen every day in Virginia Beach, and fortunately, those involved in the crashes normally escape injury. These incidents are usually nothing more than fender benders, and in many cases, it is not even necessary to report the collision to authorities. That said, not all accidents are injury-free.

Road hazards, speed wobble and visibility concerns for bikers

There is only so much that a motorcyclist can do to prevent getting into a serious car accident, but if he or she is careful, a lot of fatal scenarios can be avoided. In our continued efforts to educate motorcyclists on potential dangers to avoid, this article will cover three dangers that motorcyclists need to be aware of.

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