Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ride into the Danger Zone: Air Force Riders Perform Motorcycle Training on Fighter Jet Runways

At Yokota Air Base in Japan, riders in the United States Air Force (USAF) are learning the basics of motorcycle safety on the same runways occupied by fighter jets. Riders are using a runway with plenty of space, but every now and then, a jet taxis through the area and the safety course comes to… read more

How To Get Hit By Cars, According to CDOT

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has rolled out a new campaign aimed at protecting pedestrians from accidents. A new video series released by CDOT, called “Hank’s How to Get Hit by a Car” takes a comical look at pedestrian safety. With the look of a used car salesman from the 1970s, Hank uses dark… read more

Colorado Riders To Raise Money During Charity Motorcycle Ride

This past Saturday, riders from around world met in Colorado to participate in the 40th annual Colorado 500 Dirt Bike Ride. The exciting event started with a vintage bike show, but the true party started when riders set off on five-day off-road trip through the beautiful Colorado mountains. The Colorado 500 Dirt Bike Ride started… read more

Driver In Tracy Morgan Truck Accident Had Been Awake For 28 Hours

A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation into the truck accident that took the life of comedian James McNair and left Tracy Morgan with a brain injury has uncovered important new details. According to the NTSB, the WalMart truck driver had been awake for 28 hours, driving 800 miles from Georgia in one night. Investigators… read more

Tom Metier Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

FORT COLLINS, CO – August 18, 2015 –Tom Metier, senior managing partner of the Metier Law Firm, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. Metier was selected in the fields of Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Since it was first published… read more

Colorado Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Continue To Increase

Colorado transportation officials are alarmed over the high number of fatal motorcycle accidents this year. Four of the 52 fatal motorcycle accidents have occurred in Larimer County. To reduce fatal motorcycle accidents, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched two safety campaigns. The first campaign, Ride Wise, is aimed at teaching motorcyclists defensive riding… read more

Wyoming Suffers Wave Of Motorcycle Accidents Involving Wildlife

Unexpected dangers from road obstacles can pose a significant threat to riders, especially unpredictable wildlife. In Wyoming, a wave of motorcycle accidents involving wildlife has led to several injuries. The mayor of Pasco, a city in Washington, was injured in a motorcycle accident after colliding with a stray sheep. Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins broke his… read more

What are Non-Economic Damages?

Two types of damages can be awarded in personal injury lawsuits, non-economic and economic. When someone is injured, he or she may be unable to return to work, have astronomical hospital bills or other direct costs associated with an injury, such as physical therapy and home modifications. These are considered economic damages: you can directly… read more

Motorcycle Safety 101: Four Ways To Make Your Motorcycle Visible

In a country where distracted driving has become endemic, riders need an edge to stay visible. Failure to spot riders has become a major cause of motorcycle accidents. It may look dorky, but standing out to other motorists can save your life. Bright clothing, flashy colors, reflective stickers and high-powered LED lights can make your… read more