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How can you keep your neck protected?

California motorcyclists like you hear plenty about wearing helmets to protect your head and brain. But what about your neck? This area is also prone to damage, and damage to the neck can impact your quality of life to mild, moderate, or severe degrees depending on the type of accident you get into and the injury you face.

What are common injuries from motorcycle crashes?

California motorcyclists are aware of the dangers that go hand-in-hand with riding. However, if you get into an accident, you could find yourself facing potential injuries you may not have considered. The Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr. is here to provide useful information to you, such as top injuries that motorcycle crashes result in.

Potentially deadly mistakes motorcyclists make

Motorcyclists in California likely enjoy the state for its clear weather and warm temperatures, making it a lovely place to bike through. Unfortunately, higher numbers of motorcyclists mean higher chances of a motorcyclist getting into an accident. Some motorcycle riders may even be making mistakes that could lead to an increase in their chance of getting into a crash.

Caltrans found liable in motorcycle accident

A former UCLA football player was recently awarded $35 million by a jury after losing his leg in a motorcycle accident and suing Caltrans. ABC 7 reports that the lawsuit against Caltrans was brought because the player claimed that the accident was due to the intersection being hazardous and Caltrans not taking appropriate steps to make it safer for those on the road. The jury ultimately agreed.

Woman dies in suspected drunk driving motorcycle crash

Many people in California residents enjoy operating motorcycles and the feeling of freedom that can come with doing so. Other people find being a passenger on a motorcycle equally enjoyable without the responsibility of having to drive the bike. People in both positions, however, can face serious risks if an accident occurs. These crashes may be caused by other vehicles or by motorcyclists themselves that leave their passengers injured.

The impact of a spinal cord injury

Living in California means that you deal with some of the busiest roads and freeways in the world on a daily basis. This naturally opens up the possibility that you may be involved in an accident at some point. Whether caused by a drunk driver, a fatigued trucker or a person who just can't put away the phone while driving, the result can be equally devastating. As WebMD explains, a spinal cord injury is one condition that may result from a car or motorcycle accident.

4 things you should know about sharing the road with motorcycles

Avoiding accidents and keeping the roads fatality free are responsibilities is a reponsbility of drivers of all types of vehicles. Drivers of automobiles, trucks, big rigs and motorcycles must be aware of not only what they are doing but also what other drivers on the road will do. Anticipating the moves of another driver can save lives and prevent serious injury. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable on the road, as they are less protected than other drivers. To increase safety for motorcycles on highways, freeways and even downtown streets, drivers should follow these rules.

Officers at risk of motorcycle crashes

Riding a motorcycle is a great joy to biker enthusiasts in California yet it comes with an inherent level of danger that may surpass that of driving a passenger vehicle due to the limited amount of protection around the drivers and any passengers. It is also true that many of the dangers faced by motorcyclists come in the form of other drivers who make negligent choices or operate their vehicles recklessely.

Criminal charge in fatal motorcyclist crash

Southern California is in many ways offers dream riding for motorcylists. Temperate weather, virtual year-round sunshine and amazing scenery make it no wonder that so many people seek out riding in this part of the country. Sadly, bikers in California must navigate congested, busy roads and highways filled with sometimes negligent drivers who have little respect for those on two wheels.

How many motorcyclists die on California roads?

Do you or someone you love ride a motorcycle in California? If so, it is important that you understand the severity of the risks bikers face when sharing the roads with other vehicles. Blind spots, inattentive drivers, drunk drivers and more can all put riders in harm's way at any given time. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that out of 3,176 people killed in motor vehicle accidents in California in 2015, 462 were motorcyclists.

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