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10 Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Most common causes of motorcycle accidents

https://www.canva.com/design/DADY6NU87og/view Motorcycles give riders the means they need to get from one place to another quickly. They are easy to park, easy to store, and fun to ride. Similar to pedestrians and bicyclists, motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to injuries in an accident than other vehicle drivers, as there is nothing stands between a motorcyclist and the chassis of another automobile. No matter how much care you take in riding, you are still at risk of colliding with a larger vehicle. This fact is borne out by statistics. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 5,286 motorcycle fatalities in 2016,...

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What Pictures to Take after an Accident?

Taking Pictures of an Accident

In the first painful minutes after a car accident, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. There’s so much that has to be done, seemingly all at the same time: checking with all parties involved for injuries, assessing damage to the vehicles, moving to safety, summoning police, exchanging information and contacting insurance companies. With so much on their plate, it’s not surprising that many drivers forget to take one additional step before leaving the accident scene: taking photos to document what happened. Snapping pix may be the last thing on your mind in the aftermath of a crash, but it can prove tremendously useful...

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FAQs Regarding Medical Liens in Auto Injury Cases

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Nobody likes sticker shock — the moment you discover the true cost of that new car you’re about to buy, complete with extras, dealer charges, and taxes. Unfortunately, people who have been injured in a car accident sometimes experience a form of sticker shock when they discover that something called a medical lien must be paid to health care providers before they can receive their settlement. In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, it’s important to understand what your rights and obligations are when it comes to a medical lien on your settlement. Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers...

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Colorado?

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Motorists are often urged to “share the road.” That’s generally good advice, especially in congested areas, where many types of vehicles are trying to get somewhere at varying speeds. But there’s one type of road-sharing that’s become a source of controversy, sparking debates about safety and focusing a spotlight on the vulnerability of motorcyclists in car-dominated traffic. It’s called lane splitting. WHAT IS LANE SPLITTING? Also known as “filtering,” “whitelining,” “stripe-riding,” or “lane sharing,” lane splitting is the practice of riding a bicycle or motorcycle between lanes of slow-moving or stopped traffic. It’s a way of maneuvering around congestion by taking advantage of...

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TIPS ABOUT CAR INSURANCE – WHAT DOES CAR INSURANCE COVER?

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Insurance companies spend a lot of money persuading consumers that they’re paying too much for the car insurance offered by their competitors. When it comes to insurance headaches, perhaps the only thing worse than the sneaking suspicion that you’re paying too much is finding out too late — after an accident, in other words — that the policy you have doesn’t provide the coverage you need. Shopping for car insurance can be confusing and frustrating. Here are a few tips about the basics of coverage that can help you decide what you truly need to protect yourself and your loved ones....

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Part 1, How To Avoid Hitting a Deer and Other Animals on the Road

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No one wants to hit a deer or other animal while they’re driving. Most people value living creatures and don’t want to be the reason for killing any. Hitting a deer or other large mammal also can cause accidents as well as car damages. Handling a roadkill collision can be daunting if you’re unclear about which steps to take. Read below for tips to avoid hitting wildlife on the road. You’ll also learn what to do if you cause or encounter roadkill and how your auto insurance coverage might cover any damages in an animal-related accident.  Jump to:Part 1: How To Avoid...

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HOW TO TELL WHO IS AT FAULT IN A CAR ACCIDENT

How to tell who is at fault in a car accident

By definition, an accident is something that happens unexpectedly, without anyone planning or intending it to happen. But when it comes to car accidents, it’s not uncommon for one party to be held more responsible for causing the collision than another. The process of determining who is at fault in an accident is a necessary step in figuring out which driver might have to pay for any damages. In many cases, the parties may be in agreement about who’s at fault. Someone ran through a red light, or failed to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left turn, or pulled...

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Catastrophic Injuries – Causes, Claims, and Lawsuits

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Catastrophic injuries are extremely severe accidents which result in long-lasting and/or irreversible impairments. These severe injuries are usually major health problems that could lead to permanent disability, decrease life expectancy and cause agonizing suffering. Different from other types of injuries, the catastrophic injuries can affect everyone in your family in addition to the victim. The injured people of devastating accidents often need significant amounts of clinical treatment, rehabilitative treatment, medical equipment, personal care or assistance. Click to view the infographic in full size. CAUSES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES Catastrophic injuries impact a minimum of a single system of the human body, like the urinary system,...

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WHEN AND HOW TO FILE A CAR ACCIDENT REPORT IN COLORADO

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Drivers love shortcuts. But sometimes what seemed like the quick and easy route turns out to be a lot more time-consuming and costly than you expected. The same can be said about the way some people handle car accidents. Consider this situation: A driver in a hurry gets into a minor scrape with another vehicle in heavy traffic; the motorists exchange contact information and decide, since nobody is hurt, not to waste any more time filing an accident report. It happens all the time, but it’s often the wrong move. There are several compelling reasons to file an accident report for any kind...

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FIVE NEW YEAR DRIVING RESOLUTIONS TO BE A SAFE DRIVER

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It’s one of the unavoidable rites of winter. Every December, as the holidays wind down and the new year approaches, people make plans to step up their game come January. They resolve to lose weight, be kinder, exercise more, spend less, and generally improve themselves. Sometimes, of course, those making the resolutions prove to be less resolute than they hoped. But some are easy to keep and can actually help keep you alive to enjoy many new years to come. Here are five basic resolutions for safer driving in 2019; you may already be following most or even all of them,...

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