Category: Motorcycle Accidents

April 4, 2015

Motorcycle safety advocate Dan Petterson of SMARTER delves into what’s really behind the registration and injury statistics Today is part three of a guest post by my friend  Dan Petterson, president of motorcycle safety group SMARTER. Dan is a leading voice in Michigan for increasing motorcycle safety for all enthusiasts and owners. He and I …

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March 26, 2015

Safety advocate Dan Petterson of SMARTER on making our roads more safe for motorcyclists Last week, I featured a guest blog post from Dan Petterson, president of motorcycle safety group SMARTER. Dan is a safety advocate and a leading voice in this state on issues of motorcycle safety. The latest has to do with how …

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March 19, 2015

Motorcycle safety advocate Dan Petterson of SMARTER says it starts with measuring motorcycle crash injuries and fatalities It may not feel like it, but spring is almost here. That means motorcycle owners just itching all winter to get their engines revved are already hitting the road. Today I’d like to share a guest blog post …

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January 21, 2015

I recently received a common question as to the legal age a child must be to ride a motorcycle or ride on an adult’s motorcycle. Q. What age does a child have to be to ride on their parents’ motorcycle? There are too many laws! A. Well, there may be too many laws, but the …

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October 28, 2014

New HB 5438 requires Michigan driver’s education courses to teach about sharing the road with bicyclists and motorcyclists When is the best time to teach drivers how to safely share the road with bicyclists and motorcyclists? Before they hit the road, of course. And before they hit and injure someone who is riding a bike …

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October 9, 2014

Robert Raitt and Alison Duffy recover $800,000 in pain and suffering settlement for Shrine Circus stuntman injured in motocross fall Stuntman Joshua Headford fell 45 feet during a Shrine Circus motocross act at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw. The case made headlines two years ago, and video of the fall went viral, collecting thousands of views …

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August 18, 2014

Disturbing new numbers show how deadly  impaired driving is for motorcycle riders SAFETY in Numbers (vol. 1, issue 5, Aug. 2013), a National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) report, provides motorcyclists the above unfortunate headline. While significant progress has been made over the past 40 years in reducing the percent of alcohol-impaired drivers who drive automobiles …

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August 14, 2014

These protective suits are equipped with airbags along the collarbone and over the shoulders – where motorcycle injuries are most critical At first, it sounds like science fiction.  Or maybe a comedy.  Imagine a movie with people riding motorcycles covered in giant protective suits that inflate to protect them in the event of a crash. …

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July 11, 2014

A new and distorted interpretation of Government Tort Liability Act shields Wayne County for death even though fallen tree made road unsafe and unfit for travel One big reason for this legal blog is because being a plaintiff personal injury attorney in this state can be infuriating, and allowing me to write about the latest …

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