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Are Motorcycle Helmet Standards Reliable?

Illinois is one of just a few states that does not require that motorcycle riders (adults or minors, drivers or passengers) wear a helmet, though it does require things like goggles and face shields. Even though the state doesn’t require helmet use, it is strongly advisable that riders wear a quality helmet. According to the…

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7 Hazards to Look Out for When Riding a Motorcycle This Spring

Riding a motorcycle is exhilarating. It’s also incredibly dangerous, no matter how much experience you have. There’s just not enough protection for you or your passenger on a motorcycle. As you prepare your motorcycle for the warmer weather of the spring season, be sure to look for the following seven hazards once you head out…

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Establishing Liability for a Chicago Motorcycle Crash

In many Chicago-area motorcycle accidents, often the liable party is clear. In those cases, the major issue left to be resolved is the amount of damages the defendant will have to pay the plaintiff. However, sometimes liability is not determined so easily, or it is contested by one of the parties. This requires the victim…

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What Complications Can Arise from Untreated Road Rash?

Without proper protection, a motorcycle crash can result in serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and road rash. Although not a life-threatening injury, road rash is still serious and can be extremely dangerous if not treated properly. Various complications can arise in the aftermath of a road rash injury. Types of road…

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I Was Hurt by a Stunt Motorcyclist in Chicago. Now What?

If you live in Chicago, you’ve probably seen the stunt motorcycle riders. They’re the groups who are speeding around the city, popping wheelies and generally giving a bad name to bikers who follow the laws. The police are trying to crack down on motorcyclists who choose to engage in stunt riding while on the roadways.…

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How You Can Become a Defensive Motorcycle Rider

If you ride a motorcycle, one of the best things you can do to keep yourself safe is to learn to drive defensively. When bikers are involved in collisions, they run a greater risk of being critically injured, because they lack the protection that a steel frame offers drivers. They are often thrown from their…

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Four Common Motorcycle Accidents and How to Avoid Them

In the United States, about 5000 motorcyclists will die each year as a result of an accident. If you want to keep riding your motorcycle safely, you need to know drive defensively, because other drivers aren’t always going to be looking out for you. Understanding some of the common ways that these motorcycle accidents occur…

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