Category: Motorcycle Accidents

BMW Develops Self-Driving Motorcycle to Study Potential Safety Features

October 17, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents,Uncategorized

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard about self-driving cars and trucks as well as “semi-autonomous” safety features like lane-keeping assist and automatic emergency braking systems. But what about motorcycles? Until now, manufacturers have focused on putting these advanced safety features cars and trucks—but BMW is looking to change that. Earlier this year, after a two-year… read more

Facial Injuries and Disfigurement to Motorcyclists

September 5, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents

The Indiana University Public Policy Institute reports that motorcycle accidents resulted in 2,505 injuries during 2016. When motorcyclists are involved in accidents, they can often be thrown off of their bikes, onto the ground, or into other vehicles, potentially resulting in disfiguring injuries to the face or other parts of the body. Thankfully for victims,… read more

Indianapolis Motorcycle Accidents Can Result in Traumatic Brain Injuries

August 15, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents

According to Statista, more than 220,000 motorcycles were registered in Indiana in 2016, and it is easy to see why. Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience, and nothing else can connect a driver to the open road in the same way. In addition, they’re easy to store, maneuverable, fast, and great on gas…. read more

What Women Riders Need to Know About Motorcycles

July 11, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents

While riding a motorcycle has long been associated with a particular type of masculinity, more and more women are discovering the joys of motorcycling and learning how to ride. In a world where many consumer products are inexplicably gendered, it may come as a surprise that nobody makes gender-specific motorcycles. After all, women tend to… read more

Four Motorcycle Safety Tips for Summer

June 20, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle enthusiasts through Indianapolis are undoubtedly happy that the cold winter months are firmly behind us and are getting their bikes out of the garage for the first time in months. Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable motorists on the road, however, so consider some safety tips before your first ride of the season. Have Your… read more

More than 2,300 Indiana Motorcyclists Were Injured or Killed in 2016

May 2, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents

According to recent data released by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, 2,322 motorcyclists sustained injuries and 100 motorcyclists died in collisions in 2016. Motorcycle accidents often leave victims with extremely serious injuries, largely because riders lack the protections offered by the body of a car or truck. When motorcyclists are involved in a crash,… read more

May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

April 4, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents

  As the weather warms up this spring, more and more motorcyclists will dust off their bikes and take to the streets throughout Indiana and the rest of the county. While motorcyclists can make themselves as safe as possible while riding, it is also important to remind other motorists to share the road and remain… read more

Motorcycle Accidents Can Leave Victims with Spinal Cord Injuries

March 7, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents

  At risk of stating the obvious, riding a motorcycle is significantly more dangerous than riding in a car or truck. Motorcycles are not equipped with safety features like airbags and seatbelts, and a serious collision often throw riders and passengers from their bikes. When accidents throw people from motorcycles, they often land on the… read more

Now Is the Prime Motorcycle Season—and a Good Time to Take Safety Precautions

September 25, 2017 | Motorcycle Accidents

With an abundance of good weather, the call of the open road beckons to many. Often, that means taking to the highway on a motorcycle. Although cruising the byways on a motorcycle can bring a powerful sense of freedom, the risk of serious injury or death is considerably higher while riding a motorcycle than when… read more

Statistics Prove That Motorcycle Helmets Save Lives

March 14, 2017 | Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are at a significant risk of injury every time they ride. Unlike a car or truck, motorcyclists are completely exposed to the elements and do not enjoy the increased safety that is afforded by features like airbags, seat belts, and crumple zones. As a result, other than riding safely, the only thing that motorcyclists… read more

3 Causes of Fatal Indianapolis Motorcycle Accidents

July 10, 2016 | Motorcycle Accidents

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety[1] Loss Date Institute provides that in 2014 there were 4,295 motorcycle fatalities nationwide. While motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation, these statistics remind us that they are not always the safest way to get around Indianapolis. Unlike sedans or SUVs, motorcycles do not provide the protection of an… read more

Motorcycle Passenger Rights: Do I Have a Lawsuit if I Was a Passenger in a Motorcycle Accident in Indiana?

June 29, 2016 | Motorcycle Accidents

If you are a passenger on a motorcycle that gets into an accident, you likely sustained some serious or even life-threatening injuries. Depending on the specifics of the crash, a passenger might have the ability to recover accident damages against the motorcycle operator or other vehicle that was involved. Passenger Injury Where the Motorcycle is… read more

Indianapolis Motorcycle Accidents and Road Hazards

May 23, 2016 | Motorcycle Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety[1] the federal government estimates that per mile traveled in 2012, the number of deaths from motorcycle accidents was more than 26 times the number of auto accidents. Motorcycle deaths accounted for 13% of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2013. Indianapolis Road Hazards for Motorcycles The unstable… read more