Monthly Archives: July 2014

Green Beret Motorcycle Ride Honors Wounded Vets

When service members return from deployment overseas, they can grow restless upon leaving behind the discipline and constant excitement of combat zones. For that reason, veterans seeking thrills and excitement gravitate towards motorcycles. Riding is big in the military. In the Navy and Marine Corps, 10 percent of soldiers ride motorcycles, and 16 percent of… read more

Is It Too Late to File My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

In any civil case, the statute of limitations is your deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit. The time limit varies depending on the circumstances, but the clock usually starts running the day you are injured. If you file your lawsuit too late, it will almost certainly be dismissed. Can I File My Case After… read more

University of Colorado Hosts International Motorcycle Studies Conference

The fourth International Journal of Motorcycle Studies Conference was held the weekend of June 19 in Colorado Springs. The conference took place over three days at the University of Colorado. The first conference was held in Colorado Springs in 2010, and every other year the event is held abroad. Last year’s forum was held in… read more

Could This Brain Implant Help Combat Memory Loss?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can affect a person’s memory. TBI victims often have trouble remembering the events leading up to their injury, and their ability to form new memories can be compromised. Experts describe memory as the process by which neurons in the brain encode, store and retrieve information. Memory loss occurs when an injury… read more

Is Speeding Considered “Reckless Driving”?

Pedestrians walking along busy streets are the slowest and least protected bodies on the road. Speeding may seem like a relatively victimless crime, but faster speeds lead to more serious accidents. In a pedestrian collision, the driver’s speed could mean the difference between life and death. At 20 mph, pedestrians have a 95 percent chance… read more

What Is a Driver’s “Duty of Reasonable Care”?

Every driver on the road has a “duty of reasonable care” to other motorists, meaning that drivers have to drive responsibly to avoid causing harm or injury. A huge part of this responsibility is being aware of others on the road, especially vulnerable parties like motorcyclists, pedestrians and bicycle riders. Cars turning left are more… read more

Did a Manufacturing Defect Cause Your Accident?

To stay safe, motorcyclists have to regularly inspect their bikes for any signs of wear. Broken or unstable parts, strange noises and leaking fluid may indicate that your bike needs maintenance, which could make all the difference in the event of an accident. Regular maintenance can help you detect any defective parts and help keep… read more

What Are the Dangers of HAZMAT Spills?

Every trucker is responsible for the load he is transporting. Trucking companies authorized to carry hazardous materials have to accept additional responsibility, because their loads can cause extensive and lasting damage. Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) can endanger the health of humans and animals, the environment and private property. Commercial truck drivers have to undergo additional training… read more

Does Altitude Affect Motorcycle Riders?

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the oldest motorsport races in the U.S. For more than 90 years, hundreds of motorcycle and auto racers have tested their skills on the track, which spans 12.42 miles and climbs 5,000 feet up the famous mountain. Only amateurs are fooled by the term motorsport, because… read more

Can TBIs Increase Your Chances of Dementia?

While defending our country, soldiers risk sustaining serious warfare-related injuries that could lead to long-term side effects. A recent study has shown a link between traumatic brain injury and later development of dementia and early death. In the U.S., Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent form of dementia, affecting more than 5.3 million Americans nationwide. Dementia… read more