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Can I Sue for Injuries If I Wasn’t Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet?

Motorcycle couple holding helmets in hands on the roadIt’s a proven fact that helmets save lives and prevent serious head trauma that could cause permanent disabilities. Nearly every state in the U.S. has motorcycle helmet laws. New York is one of them. In New York, both motorcycle drivers and passengers are required to wear a helmet with eye protection that has met the federal motor vehicle safety standards. In short, there is no logical reason not to wear a helmet when you ride. From a legal standpoint, not wearing a helmet can make your situation more complex. It’s best to consult an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to sort through the liability issues.

3 Motorcycle Riding Tips for Dangerous Winter Weather

motorcycle winter snowIf the radio is playing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” then there are special precautions you need to take when riding your motorcycle. You always need precautions like a helmet on your bike, just because bike riders are more vulnerable than people in any other type of vehicle. But the danger is greater when it’s cold, and especially when it’s snowing or sleeting.

3 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid on Motorcycles

motorbike rides on the streetIf you’ve just started riding a motorcycle, you want to make sure you drive it safely. Motorcycles are not surrounded by the tons of metal that car and truck drivers and passengers are, yet they share roadways with both those vehicles. So you are more vulnerable on a motorcycle in case of accidents. In fact, you are more vulnerable to accidents, as many motorists on other vehicles don’t see or accommodate motorcyclists.

Top 5 Road Hazards for Motorcycles

Apart from crashes with passenger vehicles, road hazards are among the leading causes of motorcycle injuries and deaths. Gravel, potholes, or uneven pavement may have little effect on a car, but these things can pose real danger for motorcycles, which are more apt to lose control. From standing water to rough pavement, here some of the major road hazards motorcyclists need to be prepared for.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

motorcycle riderWith summer just around the corner and temperatures heating up around the country, more bikers are sharing the roads with motorists. Accordingly, the month of May has been designated National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month - a time when the National Safety Council reminds motorcycle riders and motorists to do their part and share the road responsibly.

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