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Motorcycle Accident Risk Factors

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

While only 3% of all vehicles on the roads are motorcycles, they account for 14% of all motor vehicle-related fatalities. [1] Risk factors for motorcycle crash fatalities include absence of a helmet, alcohol use, speeding, and invalid licensure. The problem of invalid licensure is somewhat unique to motorcyclists: nationally, a quarter of all motorcyclists in fatal… Read More »

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Dressing for Motorcycle Safety

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

On a motorcycle, a driver is uniquely exposed to wind, rain, sun, and the road. In many cases this is one of the features that motorcyclists love about driving. But in the case of an accident, that exposure can become dangerous. Even on the best day, a motorcyclist can come into contact with small… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Series: Part Three

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Anything that diverts a driver’s attention from driving can result in distracted driving. This includes eating, talking to passengers, grooming, and talking or texting on cell phones. In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in car crashes attributed to distracted driving. Another 421,000 people were injured in wrecks involving a distracted driver. Those who engage… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accidents: 5 Things You Should Know About Motorcycles and Motorcyclists.

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Motorcycle accidents are especially dangerous because of how little protection a rider has when a collision occurs. Therefore, it is crucial for drivers to be aware of motorcycles and to share the roads with motorcyclists. A little knowledge about how to drive while motorcycles are also present can be the difference between a safe… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accidents: What Kind of Damages Can I Recover?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Throughout the United States, motorcycle riding has become increasingly popular, both for travel and pleasure. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, from 2004 to 2008, motorcycle registrations in Georgia increased by 63%. Motorcyclists are 26 times as likely to suffer a wrongful death in an auto accident as passenger car occupants…. Read More »

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Avoiding a Motorcycle Accident: Motorcycle Tips for Driving in the Rain

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

The best way to avoid a motorcycle accident due to inclement weather is to simply not ride while conditions are messy. However, there are times where riders will find themselves in situations where they have no other option but to ride through the storm. We have put together a few guidelines to help you… Read More »

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3 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of a Motorcycle Accident and Improve Passenger Safety.

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Want a ride? Motorcycle safety procedures include not only operators but passengers as well. Hopping onto the back of a motorcycle without the proper attire, practice, and safety discussions can be a recipe for disaster. We have created a list of safety guidelines for operators and their passengers, which we believe, could help prevent… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accidents: Helmet Law and Other Motorcycle Safety Requirements

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Not all states have the same motorcycle safety requirements. In fact, surprisingly, not every state even requires that individuals wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle. However, Georgia, under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-315(a), does require that all motorcyclists, regardless of experience and age, wear a helmet when operating a bike. Like car accidents, liability for… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accidents: 4 Tips to Reduce Your Risk and Improve Your Safety.

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

There are general rules of the road which all motorists must adhere too. Motorcyclists also have additional safety rules which they must follow. We have created a list of some general safety guidelines for motorcyclists and other drivers, which we believe, could help mitigate many potential accidents involving motorcycles. 4 Ways You Can Reduce… Read More »

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10 Things You Should Do Immediately After a Motorcycle Accident

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

When a wreck happens, things move quickly and many people do not know what to do.  That is particularly true if major injuries are involved in the wreck. We’ve identified 10 things you should do immediately after being involved in a motorcycle accident to help protect your legal rights. 1. Report it. It is required… Read More »

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