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What should I check prior to every motorcycle ride?

If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, you likely know how important safety is each time you head out for a ride. Part of being a safe rider is conducting a pre-ride inspection of your motorcycle. This inspection should be conducted before every single ride, not just the first ride of the season. So, what should you check prior to every motorcycle ride in Redondo Beach?

Check both tires prior to every ride. You will want to look for uneven wear on the tires, nails, screws and other debris that could be lodged in them. If you find anything wrong with the tires, you should not ride until they are either repaired or replaced. The tires keep you connected to the ground. They are vital to your safety.

Common funeral expenses following a fatal car crash

Fatal car crashes can cause thousands of dollars in damages, both physical and mental. Family members are forever shaken by such a tragedy. Survivors of the wreck might never be able to walk again or even leave his or her house because of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Today, we will take a look at the common funeral expenses stemming from a fatal car crash in Redondo Beach, California.

A funeral does not cost a simple fee. There are quite a few items that factor into the overall cost of a funeral. Even if you only hold a burial for your loved one, this can still be very costly. There are insurance policies you can have that can help defray the costs but they typically do not payout right away.

Nighttime safety tips for pedestrians

Pedestrians are always at risk when they head out for a walk or run in Redondo Beach. Even if they follow the laws, they might still find themselves in a scary situation with a motor vehicle. Not all drivers will do their best to look for pedestrians at intersections. If you must walk or go for a run at night, here are some important safety tips for pedestrians in California.

For starters, if you can avoid walking or running at night, you should. The chances increase greatly of you being hit by a car when out on foot after sunset. If you cannot avoid this, be sure you make yourself as visible as possible. This includes wearing reflective clothing as much as possible.

Most dangerous states in which to be a motorcycle rider

Riding a motorcycle is one of the most exhilarating hobbies you can have in life. The speed, power and ability to maneuver at the drop of a dime all play into the excitement. But, this hobby can also be extremely dangerous, even for the most seasoned riders. Riders have to take extra safety precautions to prevent accidents on the roads of Redondo Beach. Let's take a look at the most dangerous states in which to be a motorcycle rider.

As of 2017, there were a total of 955,293 registered motorcycles in the state of California, which is two times the number of registered bikes in the state of Texas. Despite having double the registered motorcycles, California has seen fewer accidents involving bikes in the past few years compared to Texas.

How do investigators reconstruct car accident crash scenes?

Wrongful death is never easy to handle. It can be even more difficult when it involves a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another person. The investigation into the cause of the crash could take months before it is finalized. This can cause you even more grief and sorrow as you painstakingly wait to find out the reason for the crash. Here is some information on how a crash scene is reconstructed in California.

Police officers and other investigators called to the scene of a serious or fatal motor vehicle accident will begin taking pictures of the scene. They will photograph the vehicles involved, the debris, any blood spots, skid marks and anything other items they deem necessary.

How pedestrians can make themselves visible

Going for a walk or a run should not be dangerous. But, due to the nature of today's world, it can be dangerous. It can even be deadly. Even though pedestrians have the right of way, drivers might still run red lights, blow stop signs or even disregard the laws. This can lead to some very tragic accidents. Here are some important tips to help pedestrians make themselves visible at all times.

Even in the daytime, you should wear bright colors when out and about as a pedestrian. You don't have to dress like a clown, but you shouldn't wear all black, navy blue or grey. Wear some yellow, red or green to brighten up your wardrobe and help drivers spot you as far away as possible.

How to prepare your motorcycle for the first spring ride

Spring has sprung in California, which means bathing suits, beaches, bicycles and motorcycle rides. The better the weather gets, the more motorcycles you will see on the roads of Redondo Beach. If you have a motorcycle sitting in your garage, you will want to follow the tips outlined here for preparing the bike for the first spring ride.

The first thing you should do is clean your motorcycle. Giving the bike a thorough wash will help ensure that everyone will see it and see the lights. You should never ride with dust on your motorcycle because the dust will lower the power of the lights.

Key factors that influence pedestrian accident stats

Pedestrian accidents are among the most dangerous types of collisions that can take place, as shown by the fact that 11 percent of traffic is by foot, but 13 percent of deadly accidents involve pedestrians. This disproportionate fatality rate is concerning, showing how pedestrians lack any protection and can get killed by simple mistakes, even at low speeds, that would not have killed a passenger in another vehicle.

To better understand these accidents, take a look at a few key factors that play into the equation:

  • Age. A full 34 percent of pedestrian injuries and 27 percent of pedestrian deaths involve those who are 65 years old and older or those who are 15 years old and under.
  • Weather. Most pedestrian accidents (90 percent) happen on clear, sunny days. The reasoning is likely very simple: More people venture outside on these days.
  • Location. While accidents do happen in rural areas, a full 66 percent happen on city streets.
  • Other traffic. Improper lane use is a big issue in some areas. For instance, a cyclist may ride on the sidewalk to stay safe from traffic, but this can force pedestrians to step into the street to avoid the bike.
  • Turns. One of the most dangerous situations for a pedestrian is crossing the street while a car is turning. Pedestrians tend to simply look where they are going, at the other sidewalk or the people ahead of them. Drivers tend to look at other cars to avoid a crash. Neither party may see each other as the car turns.

What are the aspects of a wrongful death lawsuit?

No one should experience the unexpected loss of a loved one due to wrongful death. These deaths occur daily throughout California and across the country. Wrongful death refers to the negligence of another that leads to the death of someone. The surviving relatives of a wrongful death victim can file a lawsuit for damages. So, what are the aspects of a wrongful death lawsuit?

First, let's discuss who is allowed to sue for wrongful death. The surviving spouse of a wrongful death victim is the most common plaintiff in such a case. Other plaintiffs can include the children of the victim and the parents of a deceased fetus, baby or child. In some instances the parents of an adult child can sue for wrongful death, as can the siblings of the victim. It all depends on the circumstances.

Common motorcycle accident questions answered

Do you own a motorcycle? Do you love venturing out on the open road? If so, it's best you know the answers to some of the most common motorcycle accident questions out there. These answers might come in handy one day if you are ever involved in a motorcycle accident in California.

Be sure to do your research prior to buying a motorcycle for the first time and before going out on the road.


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