We rarely hear about motorcycle and pedestrian accidents, but one occurred Sunday, April 29th early in the morning at 39th Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix. The pedestrian was in the street when he was struck by the motorcycle. The pedestrian was killed and the motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Read the rest »
The Husband and Wife Law Team were sorry to hear about a motorcyclist who was killed on the intersection of 64th Street and McDowell Road on February 22nd. The 26-year-old motorcyclist was traveling westbound when a car attempted a left turn in front of him. The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the car and the motorcyclist was thrown from his bike. He did not have a helmet on and was pronounced dead at the scene. We want to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim. Read the rest »
Motorcycle crashes are consistently in the headlines in Arizona. While sometimes they are caused when riders lose control, like the recent crash at 143rd and Vineyard Avenue in Goodyear, most times they are caused by other motorists, as in the recent crash when a driver failed to yield to the motorcyclist at 3600 E. Ray Road. Read the rest »
On September 16th, The Husband and Wife Law Team of Breyer Law Offices, P.C., sponsored an Accident Scene Management (ASM) Class at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale. They also hosted Basic, Advanced, and Instructor Courses on October 6th, 7th, and 8th at Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson. In the event of a motorcycle accident, these courses teach the basics of what to do in the vital first 5–30 minutes until help arrives. Read the rest »
If you own a motorcycle, you already understand the risks inherent in riding it. Motorists are less likely to notice motorcycles for many reasons, including that they aren’t looking for them, motorcycles are less visible because of their smaller size, and because motorists sometimes drive distracted. Motorcyclists also are at risk of suffering greater injury because they are more exposed than people inside cars. Even while wearing helmets and other protective gear, they risk road rash, broken bones, and head trauma.
Unfortunately, many motorcyclists in the Arizona area don’t have the skills necessary to protect themselves and fellow riders from greater injury while awaiting emergency medical services. They may know how to plan enjoyable rides through places like Sunset Point, Bartlett Lake, Wickenburg, Apache Trail, and Castle Hot Springs. They might know how to pack carefully and make the right preparations. They might even have a certificate from completing a defensive driving class. But many don’t know what to do in the event of an accident.
One proactive thing you can do to prepare for an accident is to take accident scene management classes. These classes give you the skills you need to care for your own injuries and injuries of others while waiting for emergency medical personnel. Read the rest »
Here’s what we recommend you do after witnessing a deadly motorcycle crash in Arizona: Read the rest »
Love those scenic routes? The Phoenix-to-Show Low route is a 139-mile ride and is rated 5/5 for scenery and 5/5 for road quality on motorcycleroads.com. It scores a bit lower for amenities, but is a favorite for many avid motorcyclists in the area.
Make sure to fill up on gas, water, and snacks before you start because there are very few places to find them along the way. The road is flat at first, and does require some freeway riding. It gradually works into curves and a climb, so you might want a jacket as the elevation makes it a bit cooler. You’ll start in Apache Junction and take U.S. Highway 60 all the way to Show Low. Read the rest »
Some states have recognized the importance of wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle, and have made it law requiring a helmet while riding a motorcycle. Arizona is not one of them, with the exception of children under the age of 18.
But motorcyclists should wear their helmets at all times—even when just going down their own streets or for a ride around their properties. It’s been proven time and time again; motorcycle helmets save lives. And wearing one could save yours. Read the rest »
The Las Vegas Strip is the most popular spot in Vegas for a reason. Those bright lights, warm Nevada air, and the ability to get just about anything you want at any hour of the day—there’s no better way to enjoy it than on a motorcycle. However, the ride can only be enjoyed if it’s done safely, so it’s important to know the laws surrounding motorcycles in Las Vegas. Read the rest »
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 35 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in traffic crashes, and are eight times more likely to be injured. While most of these crashes are due to drivers being unable to see motorcyclists, there are times when drunk drivers crash into motorcyclists and injure or kill them. Knowing your rights and responsibilities as a motorcyclist can help you make your case with the help of a qualified personal injury lawyer.
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