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Motorcycle Accidents Result In A Lot of Deaths

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Death on Wheels

Even though lawmakers are cracking down on laws regarding motorcyclists, there are still thousands of people who die from motorcycle accidents each year. In a study funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, researchers found various causes for motorcycle related accidents. More Information here

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a number of factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents. One of the most significant and life threatening factors is alcohol. Regardless of drunk driving campaigns,1500 motorcycle riders are killed each year.

Speeding is another contributing factor in motorcycle crashes. Sometimes motorcyclists have an urge to put the pedal to the metal, but the end result could be deadly. For example, a motorcyclist could blow through a stop sign and cause a fatal accident. Motorcycles are also very sensitive, due to their small frame. Add speed into the mix and you’re in for a bad situation.

Negligence is another common culprit for motorcycle crashes and fatalities. Sometimes motorcycle riders put their ego above safety, by not wearing helmets. The good news is more and more states are reviewing and adopting safety legislation that mandates motorcycle riders to wear helmets. In a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covering 10 states, helmet use dropped from 99% to 5 %. Motorists including truck, car, and motorcyclists are also paying less attention to the road because they’re too busy texting, or flipping through their radio dials. As technology continues to evolve, you’ll notice a surge in distracted driving cases. In one year, 5,474 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers. In addition an estimated 448,000 were injured.

By the numbers

In data collected by the Federal Highway Administration, 13% of all traffic fatalities included motorcyclists. Though the number of motorcycle related deaths decreased by 16%, there are still growing concerns regarding motorcycle safety. The NHTSA reports 106,000 motorcycles were involved in crashes that included property damage in one year. It also found that motorcyclists were 39 times more likely to die in a crash than passengers of a car.

Keep your head in the game

Now that you know of the dangerous and potentially life threatening risks associated with motorcycles, you’re going to want to play it safe. If you are a motorcycle driver or rider, you should always wear a helmet. This is especially the case as head injuries are one of the leading causes of death in motorcycle collisions. The NHTSA found that helmets are estimated to be 37 percent effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcyclists. You can also reduce your recovery time, by simply putting on a helmet. According to the Traffic Safety Information Council, hospital stays are longer for motorists who do not wear helmets.

5 Tips to avoid and minimize the motorcycle accidents

There are simple steps any motorist can take to help reduce motorcycle accidents.

1. Motorcyclists can save their own life by putting on a helmet. Regardless of what the state law is, wouldn’t you rather be safe than sorry?

2. Watching the road

All motorists should be conscious of the road, but it’s especially important when you add motorcycles to the mix. Distracted drivers could take their eyes off the road for two seconds to send a text message, only to find their car slammed into a motorcycle. Keeping your eyes on the road can save lives, no matter what type of vehicle you drive.

3. Stop Speeding

Speeding plays a significant role in a majority of fatal crashes. You might think it’s cool to drive as fast as you can down the highway, but it won’t be so cool once you see your life flashing before your eyes. Slow down and be conscious of other motorists around you.

4. Dump the Drinks

The number of alcohol-related deaths is on the rise. This accounts for motorcycle drivers as well. If you plan on driving, then you should plan on being sober for the night. Always put safety first.

5. Awareness

Motorcycle accidents decreased by 16 %, as reported by the NHTSA. This has been attributed to public safety awareness campaigns, among other factors. Education is an important tool for all drivers, especially when your talking about somebody’s life at risk.

Carabin Shaw – Accident Injury Lawyers – Moving Announcement

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Carabin Shaw – Accident Injury Lawyers Announces Relocation of San Antonio Office

San Antonio, [August 5th 2023] – Carabin Shaw – Accident Injury Lawyers, a leading personal injury law firm in Texas, is excited to announce the relocation of its San Antonio office from its previous location on 630 Broadway, San Antonio, 78215 to a new and improved facility, located at the “old Creamery” 875 E Ashby Pl# 1100 San Antonio, Texas 78212
The move is part of the firm’s commitment to serve their clients better and provide enhanced legal representation in the San Antonio area.

The new office space, strategically located at 875 E Ashby Pl# 1100 San Antonio, Texas 78212, offers an upgraded and modern environment for clients and staff alike. With state-of-the-art facilities and expanded resources, Carabin Shaw is poised to continue delivering exceptional legal services to individuals and families who have suffered injuries due to accidents.

Carabin Shaw’s team of experienced attorneys remains dedicated to fighting for the rights of their clients and maximizing their compensation. Whether it’s a motor vehicle accident, workplace injury, medical malpractice, or any other personal injury matter, the firm’s attorneys have a proven track record of obtaining favorable client outcomes.

“We are thrilled to announce the relocation of our San Antonio office,” said James Michael Shaw, Managing Partner at Carabin Shaw – Accident Injury Lawyers. “This move represents our commitment to providing top-notch legal representation and support to our clients. The new office space allows us to enhance our services further and better accommodate the needs of those injured in accidents.”

Carabin Shaw’s new office location is easily accessible and conveniently situated [provide details about accessibility and nearby amenities]. Clients can expect the same professionalism, dedication, and personalized attention that Carabin Shaw has been known for during its thirty years of service to San Antonio.

As the firm settles into its new location, Carabin Shaw – Accident Injury Lawyers reaffirms its mission to provide compassionate and aggressive legal representation to those who have suffered injuries caused by the negligence of others. The firm remains committed to fighting for justice, holding responsible parties accountable, and obtaining fair compensation for their client’s physical, emotional, and financial losses.

For further information about Carabin Shaw – Accident Injury Lawyers and their services, please visit carabinshaw.com or their office at 875 E Ashby Pl# 1100 San Antonio, Texas 78212.

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Inadequate Settlement Offers from an Insurance Company

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Please note, the Carabin Shaw Law Office will be moving to 875 E Ashby San Antonio, Texas 78212 in the 3rd quarter of 2023

Inadequate Settlement Offers from an Insurance Company

There are many instances where an insurance adjuster will try and get an injury victim to accept a settlement that won’t come anywhere close to properly compensating that victim for all the expense, pain, suffering and more that he or she has suffered. This is especially true of adjusters preying on injury victims who do not have legal help. The only purpose of this kind of lowball offer is that an insurer knows there is every chance it will wind up having to pay a great deal more money in a trial. If you have received such an offer, you can almost guarantee a substantial amount more coming to you. NEVER sign any document handed to you by an insurance company without having a lawyer by your side. If you should sign a waiver of liability or some other document that eliminates your right to sue in the future, you have signed your case’s death warrant. More on this webpage
Not even the ghost of Clarence Darrow, or the world’s greatest living lawyer, could do anything to help you if that happens. If you enlist the help of an experienced accident attorney will shield you from the tactics insurance companies use to fleece injury victims, and will make sure it offers you a truly equitable settlement that compensates you fairly for the harm that has befallen you. You need not short-change yourself.

Your Word Against that of the Other Driver

Many people believe perception is reality; most of the time when an accident takes place, there will be multiple versions of what took place and who was to blame. Of course, those versions will often be in conflict. Should this be the case in your accident, you must produce evidence supporting your side of the story. However, procuring this precious evidence takes the keen eye of an experienced, professional investigator. If you cannot produce this evidence, you stand very little chance of winning – and if you don’t have legal representation, you have very little chance of finding that evidence. There is basically no way you can win a case by choosing to rely solely on your testimony, no matter how compelling you believe your argument to be. And if you don’t win, you will leave the courtroom with nothing. The accident lawyers with our Law Office have honed their investigatory skills over the last 20 years and will launch an investigation into your case as soon as we are hired. We will gather the evidence you need to prove your case and get critical witness testimony so you don’t have to worry about saving your cash through your own words. From the trial and error of litigating countless other cases, we know that compelling evidence is a client’s best possible chance of securing restitution.