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Category: Motorcycle Accidents And Safety

Motorcycle Crashes Cause Far More Severe Injuries Than Car Accidents

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 23, 2018

(Reuters Health) – Motorcycle crashes are much more likely to cause severe injuries, fatalities and extensive medical costs than car accidents, a Canadian study suggests. While plenty of previous research has documented the potential for motorcycle collisions to lead to far more extensive injuries than car crashes, the current study offers fresh evidence of the financial toll, researchers write in CMAJ. Researchers examined data on 26,831 patients injured in motorcycle crashes and 281,826 hurt in car accidents. Overall, the injury rate for motorcycle crashes was three times the injury rate for car crashes, the study found. Severe injuries were 10… Read More

Motorcycle Safety Videos: One Graphic, One Tame

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: January 17, 2014

Scotts Valley, California: 71-year old Alan Yelensky died earlier this week while riding his 2014 Zero All-Electric Motorcycle south on Granite Creek Road near Blair Ranch Road south of Scotts Valley.  Yelensky collided with a northbound Ford F-250 truck.  Yelensky was ejected from his motorcycle and landed about 15 feet down an embankment. This story caught my eye and my heart because here a man lived 71 years to have his life snuffed out in a nanosecond.  I represent people who have been injured on motorcycles and the families of those who have died in motorcycle crashes.  Nothing can be more devastating than… Read More

Motorcycle Helmets: California Personal Lawyer Says “Who Needs ‘Em?”

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 7, 2013

Hey, our brains are a good thing. For us to survive, we need them to stay undamaged. So there is a law in California designed for that purpose. In fact, California Vehicle Code Section 27803(a) requires that “a driver and any passenger shall wear a safety helmet meeting requirements established pursuant to Section 27802 when riding a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle.” What’s the reasoning behind the law? Simple. Section (g) states “it is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that all persons are provided with an additional safety benefit while riding or operating a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle.” Motorcycle helmets help protect your most valuable asset: Your Brain! A June… Read More

A California Personal Injury Lawyer’s Perspective on Accidents

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 6, 2013

A California personal injury case can take on many forms.  If you, or someone you love, has been injured in any one of the following situations, you may have a personal injury case worth pursuing. Assault Injuries Bicycle Accident Bus Accident Car Accident Dangerous Product Defective Product Dog Bite / Animal Attack Elevator / Escalator Accident False Arrest Medical Negligence Motorcycle Accident Nursing Home Neglect / Abuse Pedestrian Accident Railroad Crossing Accident Sexual Abuse Slip & Fall Accident Trip & Fall Accident Truck Accident Wrongful Death Call me to discuss whether you have a personal injury case.  Consultations are free and unlike a vicious dog,… Read More

Born To Be Wild! 29 Celebrity Motorcycle Injuries & Deaths (and 10 Safety Tips)

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 1, 2011

There’s a daredevil in all of us.  Steppenwolf’s Born to Be Wild (from Easy Rider) accompanies the video below  which is a compendium of celebrities who have been injured or killed in motorcycle crashes.  The video also includes 10 Motorcycle Safety Tips! Click on the photos below the video to find out how the celebrity was injured or killed.  Most importantly, if you ride, ride safely and be defensive.  Other drivers may not be looking out for you! Click on Each Picture Below For Details of Their Motorcycle Crash                       The video has yet more celebrities involved in motorcycle… Read More

Motorcycle Accident Leads to Traumatic Brain Injury, $8M Settlement

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 26, 2009

Just when you think you have no case, you may have a case. I was asked to take a case where Billy, a motorcycle rider who on first impression was thought to be partially, if not all, to blame for an accident from which he suffered catastrophic injuries. Billy was a vibrant, young 20 something motorcycle rider who was not expected to live. Turns out a lady turned left in front of him in a road construction zone. Upon further investigation, I discovered that there were potentially many reasons why this accident happened – not all of which could be… Read More

Motorcycle Accident $275,000 Settlement

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 29, 2009

This case is one wherein my client, Bobby, suffered serious injuries as a result of a car making a u-turn in front of him while he drove his motorcycle at a safe speed. In particular, he suffered a degloving injury to his right leg which necessitated a painful skin graft and had left him with a large permanent scar (see picture to the right).Graphic photos of Bobby’s injuries, before and after the surgery, can be seen by clicking here – due to the graphic nature of these motorcycle injury degloving photos, it is inappropriate to just post them here because they are too shocking and… Read More

Medicare Reimbursement in Personal Injury Cases

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 14, 2009

The following is an article that was posted on my website, As a preface to the article, it should be noted that your attorney has a statutory obligation to follow the rules as they apply to Medicare in relation to a personal injury matter. By the way, You Can Follow me on Twitter Medicare, established in 1965, is a federal health care plan for those 65 and older, in addition to certain persons under 65 (e.g., the disabled). In the event a Medicare recipient is injured through the fault of another, he may have the right to recover from the person… Read More

Attorney General Brown: Homeowners Should be on High Alert for Property Tax Scams

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 12, 2009

Fantastic news! If, like me, you have been receiving “We Can Reduce Your Property Taxes” ads in the mails and were almost seduced by their incredible promises, our great Attorney General Edmund G. Brown is trying to put a stop to it. Brown was NOT seduced by these scoundrels. Read the press release below: Press Release Sacramento—Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a Consumer Alert to California homeowners about a “blatant and costly scam” targeting homeowners with declining property values. “This blatant and costly scam holds out hope to homeowners that their property taxes will be reduced if… Read More

New California Vehicle Laws for 2009: Zero Tolerance DUI; No Text Messaging

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: December 23, 2008

With a new year on the horizon, CHP wants to remind motorists of a handful of new laws that go into effect in 2009. “The overall safety of the motoring public is our primary concern,” says CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Not only will these new laws enhance a motorist’s safety, many of them are a step toward ridding the roadways of drunk drivers and the tragedy they cause.” Below are the changes to driving regulations and vehicle equipment. Texting While Driving (SB 28, Simitian) This new law makes it an infraction to write, send, or read text-based communication on an electronic… Read More

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