Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

mbnew.jpgDistracted Driving is a national problem that has impacted lives and families in virtually every community. While mobile phone and cell phones are wonderful tools, they have also proven to be a distraction for drivers. Rather than concentrate on driving, traffic, and other dangers of the road, drivers are fixted on their mobile phones watching out for that next text, e-mail, website, and video.

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By Thomas J. Duff, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

moto%20w.%20helmet.jpgIowa’s motorcycle laws have a loophole that permits children, some barely toddlers, to legally ride a motorcycle without helmets. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Iowa, Illinois and New Hampshire are the only 3 states in the nation that do not have helmet laws, even to protect their youngest residents. The Iowa Department of Transportation revealed that at least one child under 14-years-old and 17 children under 24-years-old have died in motorcycle crashes since 2007. So far, at least 13 people have been killed this year and others have been severely injured, including one man whose legs were severed upon impact. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, helmets are 37% effective at preventing deaths in motorcycle accidents and 67% effective at preventing brain injuries. The group also estimated a total of 1,829 lives saved by helmets since 2009 and an additional 823 lives would have been saved had the drivers been wearing helmets. Motorcyclists who are involved in crashes and are not wearing a helmet are 3 times more likely to sustain brain injuries than those motorcyclists who do wear helmets, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

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By Kevin Leach, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

vehicle%20motor%20bike%20crash.jpg The New Hampshire Union Leader website has reported that an eleven year old dirt biker died recently in a crash with a gate on a rail trail. Very few details or facts have been reported regarding this tragedy. It would be important to review the following as part of the investigation:

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By Joseph R. Hillebrand Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Missouri and other states, it can be dangerous to ride a motorcycle. In most any crash, a motorcycle is no match for a car or truck. In Clay County (near Kearney) Missouri, a teenage motorcyclist (Alex Myers) recently died in a motorcycle accident crash with a vehicle making a left hand turn. News reports did not indicate if either driver was at fault. Typically, a person making a left hand turn must yield to oncoming traffic. Regardless, it is tragic that a teenager died at such a young age. It is a tragedy for the Myers family and the community. You can read more about this story at Missouri Teen Dies in Motorcycle Accident.

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By Jonathan Safran, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

steering%20wheel%20and%20console%20black.jpgTexting while driving has become a major safety issue for teens and adults alike glued to their telephones while driving. Talking on a mobile phone can be distracting in that the driver’s mind is occupied with the conversation rather than the road, other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Texting is a bigger problem because drivers are looking at the mobile phone screen. Texting can be blamed for a number of deadly automobile crashes during the past few years including the following: