Blog Posts in 2011

$975,000 Settlement for Lansing Motorcycle Accident

This week we settled a case for a woman who was riding on the back of her boyfriend's motorcycle when it was struck by a pickup moving over into their lane. She suffered a knee fracture, which ...
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High Visibility (Being Seen)

One of the main reasons, if not THE main reason that cars cause motorcycle crashes, is that the drivers simply don't see motorcycles. I've represented hundreds of motorcycle riders who have ...
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What do Hells Angels and Harley Davidson have in common?

Besides the fact that most members of Hells Angels ride Harley Davidson motorcycles, it seems that they both are fairly litigious. If you appropriate the Harley Davidson logo in any way, the ...
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Medical Benefits Paid After an Accident

You are entitled to medical benefits if you are involved in a motorcycle accident involving a motor vehicle, providing you carry insurance on your motorcycle. If you are riding uninsured, you lose ...
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West Bloomfield Woman Dies, Husband Injured in Oakland County Crash

A 56 year old West Bloomfield woman was killed and her husband injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday, July 31st on South Holly Road. The rider was driving his motorcycle on his 58th birthday. The ...
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WOMEN AND MOTORCYCLING (it's not just for guys anymore)

I read a lengthy article recently in the Detroit Free Press about women and motorcycles. I found it interesting enough that I thought I should put some of what I read up on my blog. Women in Michigan ...
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Indian Has a New Chief

Polaris Industries, manufacturer of Victory Motorcycles has purchased Indian. Indian was the first American motorcycle. The last "real" Indian was built in 1953. It then closed. There have ...
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Hot Coffee!

I am sure many of you have heard about the "infamous" lawsuit where an elderly woman spills McDonald's hot coffee in her lap and then sues McDonalds for her injuries. This case has been ...
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LOOKING FOR A KAWASAKI? GO TO COSTCO!

On July 1, Kawasaki Motors Corp. rolled out it's "Costco Customer Referral Program" on a nationwide basis. The program allows Costco Club members to purchase Kawasaki motorcycles at a ...
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Beware of Facebook

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident and have a claim against the driver who caused the accident, be aware that insurance companies and their lawyers are now reviewing what injured people who ...
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Life's Lessons

Having been a motorcycle rider for over 30 years, there are many basic values you learn or hear about that are shaped by being involved in motorcycling. Here are some that I think you may find ...
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BMW Out Front On Safety

BMW has always been out front on motorcycle safety. I believe they were first with ABS brakes, then traction control, and now technology that may assist in preventing cars from turning left in front ...
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Mistakes to Avoid After Being Involved in a Motorcycle Accident

1. GIVING A RECORDED STATEMENT TO AN INSURANCE ADJUSTER Claims adjusters are trained to ask innocent sounding questions which, in reality, are questions attempting to get you to say something which ...
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Motorcycle Apps

Many of you have smart phones. With these, we have the opportunity to install "apps". For those of you riding bikes with a sound system, I have found a very cool app for i phones. It's called "Cycle ...
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Duck Walking

Well, not exactly "walking". There is a bike out there that I have wanted for so many years. I already own a 2004 Road King and a 1987 Low Rider. Best of both worlds. A road bike and a "sporty" bike. ...
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Being Seen

I have unfortunately heard from many bikers involved in accidents that "that guy was looking right at me and turned!" Or "that lady pulled out of that driveway when she was looking right at me!" Is ...
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