It's fairly clear that motorcycle helmets can protect you during a crash. However, many riders point out that they need to be able to see and hear perfectly to avoid getting into an accident in the first place. Any restriction on their senses could make an accident more likely. As such, they don't always want to wear helmets, which they believe make it harder to hear traffic around them and to see what's happening on the road, especially in their peripheral vision.
Three motorcycles were recently involved in a crash in California, and one woman tragically lost her life in the accident. She was riding along as a passenger on one of the bikes.
Take all brain injuries seriously. Let's start there because the following will address the symptoms of a severe TBI, as opposed to a more mild TBI. But that is not to say that you should ignore mild symptoms and not get medical help. All brain injuries can have lasting ramifications and this is never something you want to take lightly.
A motorcycle officer with the California Highway Patrol got into an accident that left his bike smashed and lying on the interstate. His injuries were so bad that, even though an ambulance showed up at the crash site, the emergency crews had to call in a helicopter. They landed it right on the highway and airlifted the officer from the scene.
Turning vehicles are one of the biggest hazards that motorcyclists face on California's roads. Any time that two vehicles share the same lane -- at intersections, for instance, or when one vehicle is simply turning left across the other lane -- there's a serious risk of a crash. That's more serious for a motorcycle rider with his or her limited protection.
A spinal cord injury can be devastating, changing your life forever. If you ride a motorcycle, you must know that you face serious risks. Since you have less protection than someone in a car, the odds of a serious injury are higher. One simple mistake by another driver could leave you with a spinal cord injury that never heals.
Riding a motorcycle through the beautiful state of California should be no riskier than driving a car. Unfortunately, motorcycle enthusiasts can tell you that it certainly feels riskier to ride a bike. Motorcycle accidents happen every day across the nation, resulting in a multitude of injuries from mild to catastrophic. Sometimes, the fault may lie with the bike operator, but when the blame lies elsewhere, what can victims do to recover compensation?
It's often hard to avoid an accident. Things happen so quickly. But it is possible for some motorcyclists, and one of the key things they need to know is where they should look.
You're riding your motorcycle down a residential street when someone backs out of a driveway without looking, right into your path. You clip the back end of the car and fly off your bike. Though you are wearing a helmet, you hit your head pretty hard on the pavement and wind up with a head injury.
A car runs a red light in front of you, and your motorcycle strikes the rear corner of the car. Both of you come to a halt with a screech of tires and metal on pavement. Then, before you can pick yourself up, the other driver guns it and disappears around the corner.