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15 Shocking Motorcycle Accident Statistics

September 25th, 2019

There are approximately 8.5 million motorcycles on the roadways in the United States. Motorcycle riders face additional risks and dangers, and when there is an accident, the consequences are typically more catastrophic and severe. A motorcyclist is 28 times more likely to be in an accident than motorists in vehicles. If you are a motorcycle rider, it is important to know the accident statistics so that you can better prepare and keep yourself safe. Status of Motorcycle Accidents in the United States According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2016, 5,286 people died in motorcycle crashes, which was up 5.1 percent from 5,029 in 2015. Dozens of facts regarding motorcycle accidents can be found on the Insurance Information......

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Lawsuit claims inappropriate standard of care led to death

September 18th, 2019

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Many Louisiana residents have experienced health challenges that may have resulted in the need for spinal surgery. Patients in this position likely feel a particularly high level of trepidation as they anticipate surgery since proper functioning of the spine is a key component in one’s ability to move about freely. Unfortunately, a patient in another state underwent spinal surgery that cost him his life, and his son recently filed a lawsuit against the surgeon for $7 million, claiming he failed to provide an appropriate standard of care that led to his father’s death. The surgeon performed the procedure on the 78-year-old man last......

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When Motorcycles and Pedestrians Collide: Who’s to Blame

September 15th, 2019

Everyone has heard the old adage, “the pedestrian has the right of way,” however, legally, this is not always the case. Pedestrians and motorcycle riders both have a responsibility to keep the roads safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that there continues to be an increase in fatalities involving accidents between motorcyclists and pedestrians. The Fault of the Motorcycle Rider If a motorcycle rider clearly fails to follow traffic signals and ride safely on the streets, they will likely be considered at-fault in the accident. Failure to stop at a red light, stop sign, or crosswalk, are all indications that the motorcycle rider was responsible and at-fault for the accident. Other examples where the motorcycle rider would......

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