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Motorcycle Safety Tips – Sharing the Road With Riders

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According to the latest vehicle mile travel data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash than passenger car occupants. To reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on the roadway, all motor vehicles need to use safe driving practices – especially motorcyclists, whose visibility and compact size pose several safety challenges. Here are three motorcycle safety tips to help you stay safe on the road.

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Understanding Premises Liability

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If you were injured due to improper maintenance on another person’s property, you may have a personal injury case based on a legal concept referred to as premises liability. Continue reading to learn the types of premises liability, examples of premises liability cases and how you can seek damages from a negligent property owner following an accident. What Is Premises Liability? Based on negligence, premises liability cases require the injured party to prove that the property owner was negligent in

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Safe Driving Tips for Pennsylvania Teens

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From wearing a seat belt to using turn signals, you can help prevent serious injuries resulting from a car crash by practicing safe driving. Here are five tips to help you stay safe on Pennsylvania roads. Buckle Up To help reduce injury and save your life in the event of a car crash, always make sure you’re wearing a seat belt. Additionally, all passengers under the age of 18 must buckle up in both the front and back seats according

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When Road Rage Leads to an Automobile Accident

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You’ve probably seen it – a driver exhibiting aggressive or angry behavior, such as rude gestures, physical threats or dangerous driving methods, behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Or maybe you’re guilty of aggressive driving yourself. Leading to altercations, assaults and dangerous collisions, road rage is a risky driving behavior that can cause serious injury and death. Learn more about road rage, how you can prevent it and how to receive help following a road-rage accident. Road Rage Defined

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Pool Owners and Unintentional Drowning Liability

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States. In fact, nearly 10 people die every day from unintentional drowning. If a loved one has been the victim of an unintentional injury death caused by drowning, you might need to know the next steps to take. Likewise, if you own a home with an in-ground or above-ground pool, or are considering installing a pool,

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Tips for Properly Fitting a Motorcycle Helmet

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When traveling on a motorcycle, it’s absolutely critical to wear the proper protective gear – especially a motorcycle helmet – to prevent life-threatening injuries in the event of an accident. While Pennsylvania’s helmet law doesn’t require motorcyclists to wear helmets if they are over 21 years of age and have completed the proper training or have at least two years of riding experience, motorcycle helmets can help reduce the risk of debilitating and fatal head and neck injuries sustained during

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How to Properly Prepare and Protect Yourself Against Potential Rear End Motorcycle Collisions

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As a motorcyclist, hitting the open road for a ride is one of the most enjoyable activities available, particularly in the summer. However, whether you are on a back country road or a bustling interstate, safety must be your first priority. Take steps to protect yourself, your bike and to prevent potential rear end motorcycle collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around one-third of motor vehicle accidents each year involve a rear end collision. Although you cannot

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How to Handle Speed and Intersections When Riding a Motorcycle

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While riding a motorcycle is an excellent form of transportation, it is vital that you understand the rules of the road in regards to your alternative mode of transportation. In addition to the laws regarding all motor vehicles, there are special considerations regarding riding a motorcycle, both legal and common sense. Among those is learning how to approach intersections with safety in mind. Start Smart Before you take your motorcycle on the road, it is vital that you prepare the

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Motorcyclists: Beware of Car Drivers When Approaching Side Streets

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For many motorcycle enthusiasts, warm sunny weather beacons them to the great outdoors and the freedom of the road. If you count yourself among them, it is vital that you take the appropriate precautions to keep yourself and others safe. Motorcycles and cars share the same roadways, and the other drivers are unlikely to notice you on the road. Motorcycle Riding Preparation Although a quarter of motorcycle accidents don’t involve other vehicles, it is vital that you and your motorcycle

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A Motorcycle Accident Is a Harrowing Experience

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As one of the most popular states for motorcyclists to enjoy, Pennsylvania motorcycle accident statistics are among the highest. Even with appropriate precautions, collisions can still occur. If you have been injured while riding a motorcycle, you need to understand the legal responsibilities for your medical bills. Your Motorcycle Insurance Does Not Cover Your Medical Expenses Although you are required to have insurance to legally ride in PA, the coverage does not include your medical bills. Unlike car insurance policies,