Did you know that 80 percent of motorcycle accidents reported to law enforcement involve an injury or death? This horrifying statistic can only be interpreted to mean one thing: You need to do everything humanly possible to avoid a collision while you're riding your motorcycle, and you need to wear all the appropriate safety equipment.
A sport utility driver struck and killed a motorcyclist last week in Colonial Beach. Police say that the 44-year-old female who was driving the SUV was intoxicated at the time of the crash. She has since been charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter.
The first rule of being a motorcyclist is to avoid getting into a crash at all times. Although you can't protect yourself from the threat of motorcycle-related injuries, there are a lot of tricks and tips that Virginia motorcyclists can employ to dramatically reduce the risk of getting into a collision.
You can't gather enough safety tips when you're a motorcyclist. Indeed, perhaps the next one you learn will be the one that saves your life. With this in mind, we'd like you to pay attention to the following piece of advice: Stay in the mix of traffic when you're driving your bike in the city.
On a recent Friday morning, a motorcyclist in Rotterdam attempted to escape a traffic stop. However, the motorcyclist crashed his bike along Interstate 890 shortly after fleeing police.
Virginia Beach police officers have issued a warning, asking drivers to be more aware of motorcyclists and motorcycle safety. The warning comes in the wake of an officer getting injured while riding a motorcycle earlier this month.
When it comes to safety on a motorcycle, visibility is key. When more of your fellow motorists can see you, and notice you at further distances away, there is a better chance that they will be able to avoid getting into an accident with you. One device that can improve your visibility exponentially on a motorcycle is a headlamp modulator.
When it comes to motorcycle safety gear, some are safer than others. However, when it comes to motorcycle helmets, there are so many options that it's difficult to know which helmets are most likely to save your life in the event of a crash. If you're in the market to buy the safest motorcycle helmet made, there's one thing you should keep in mind: Buy a helmet with full-face protection.
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.
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.