Monthly Archives: August 2014

Vehicle Modifications Help Paralysis Victims Regain Independence

When a spinal vertebrate is fractured or dislocated, fragile nerve endings can be permanently damaged. If the spinal cord injury (SCI) is severe enough, the victim could suffer irreversible paralysis, which requires lifelong medical care. SCI victims may require weeks or months of physical therapy to try to regain function, and there are no guaranteed… read more

Metier Law Firm Shows Their Support for Thunder in the Rockies

5000 motorcycle kickstand pucks are being donated by Law Tigers and Metier Law Firm to riders attending the Thunder In The Rockies event this Labor Day weekend.   Each year the event is hosted by Thunder Mountain Harley  in Loveland, Colorado and attracts up to 40,000 motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy the concerts, vendors, shows and mountain… read more

Am I Liable for a Single-Vehicle Accident?

Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable on the road, due to a lack of safety features like seatbelts and airbags. Distracted drivers can be a huge danger to motorcyclists, but more than 40 percent of motorcycle fatalities are single-vehicle collisions. On Saturday, August 3, a Texas man was fatally injured after he lost control of his motorcycle… read more

Harley-Davidson Issues Recall for Faulty Ignition Switches

Harley-Davidson is issuing a worldwide recall of more than 4,500 FXDL Dyna Low Rider bikes due to trouble with the ignition switches. On certain bikes, vibrations can turn the switches from “on” to “accessory,” meaning the bike can stop unexpectedly. The problem tends to occur at around 5,800 revolutions per minute (RPMs.) Factory motorcycles are… read more

Could Vacuum Pressure Help Heal Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries can be dangerous, because secondary swelling restricts the flow of blood and oxygen to injured areas. Without these key elements, brain and nerve cells can sustain permanent damage. Recently, the August issue of Neurosurgery published data from an experimental study about the effects of vacuum pressure on brain injuries. The results may… read more

Gunnison Hosts Annual Adventure Rally: Rockies Edition

In September 2013, the first Adventure Rally was called the Sierra Edition, and it took place in California. This year, the competition was held in the mountains surrounding Gunnison, Colorado, and dubbed the “Rockies Edition.” The event is designed for adventure bikes, but any motorbike that can operate on a dirt road is allowed to… read more

Can I Ride My Motorcycle Without a License?

Motorcycles can be fun and fast, but all motorcyclists need proper training to ride safely. Due to motorcycles’ size, speed and lack of safety features, an untrained rider can put themselves and all other motorists in danger. Operating a motorcycle requires more concentration and regular adjustments than a car. Even simple actions, like pulling out… read more

Can Marijuana Use Increase the Risk of Car Accidents?

In 2009, Colorado became one of the first states to allow the commercialization of medical marijuana, and in 2013, the state approved recreational use for the first time in history. Most people believe that legalization will benefit the state’s economy and medical community, but some are afraid that fewer restrictions will lead to more impaired… read more