Bike Accidents

What Are the Medical Costs of Being in a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle injuries can become immensely costly if you survive one. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the medical costs of surviving a motorcycle accident can be anywhere from $2,500 to $1.4 million depending on the type of injuries sustained. Some of the injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident can lead to permanent life changes… read more

Will More Lighting on a Motorcycle Decrease the Number of Motorcycle Accidents?

Visibility has always been a serious issue for motorcyclists, and lack of visibility causes a fair share of accidents and fatalities. Recently, there have been some new ideas and innovations put forward that are going to attempt to fix the problem. One man’s motorcycle accident turned into a $100,000 idea when he started a company,… read more

What Organizations Help Reduce Motorcycle Accidents?

Several organizations and non-profits exist to promote and educate the public on motorcycle safety. One very reputable organization, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), offers training and classes that can be taken in many places across the country. In addition to offering classes, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Board of Trustees is composed of several executives affiliated… read more

Defective Parts – Are They a Threat to My Safety?

Harley-Davidson has recently recalled all of its 2014 Touring motorcycles over a problem with the clutch that could potentially cause crashes. Harley-Davidson claimed that the hydraulic clutch may not disengage correctly, which could then cause the bike to tip itself over. Nineteen motorcycle accidents were connected to the issue, although there were no serious injuries… read more

Will New Motorcycle Technology Save Lives?

BMW has created some futuristic concepts to help keep motorcyclists safe. The Advanced Safety Concept motorcycle design uses next generation technologies to help riding enthusiasts avoid a worst-case scenario. Communication systems integrated into the bike can detect emergencies and use GPS to locate riders that have come off their bikes. Having a way to find… read more

Motorcyclists Celebrate Veterans Day

The Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade is a major event not only for families, but also for various clubs that wish to honor those who have fought for our country throughout our history. Colorado motorcyclist clubs were among the many organizations in attendance to educate kids and celebrate the sacrifices of our veterans. This tremendous… read more

How Can I Be a Safer Motorcyclist in the Winter?

Colorado can have some rough winter days and nights. Some areas of Colorado get over 200 inches of snowfall a year. Snow especially becomes a problem when it melts and makes the roads icy, which then increases the probability of a motorcycle accident. Because of the weather, bikes are used less frequently in the winter… read more

How Can Winter Gear Can Save You in a Motorcycle Accident?

November has arrived, and with November, comes freezing wind, rain and snow. Fortunately, mensjournal.com has been thinking about motorcyclists during the winter season in their Expert Advice column entitled “The Best Cold-Weather Motorcycle Gear.” For motorcyclists, effective and well-fitting winter clothing and gear is necessary for safe and alert riding. As such, waterproof, abrasion resistant… read more

How Do Motorcyclists Stay Safe in Winter?

As the weather gets colder, many motorcyclists retire their bikes in favor of warmer, and safer, transportation. Those who choose to continue riding, however, face serious danger from weather and road conditions. Snow and ice can create slick patches on the road, limiting traction and causing wheels to skid. Rain, fog and snow can also… read more

Careless Driver Turns Left in Front of Motorcyclist

On October 13, a driver hit and killed a motorcyclist in Colorado Springs. The following Friday, officers announced they were charging him with several traffic crimes. The victim was riding his bike near the intersection of Colorado Avenue and Tevon Street on the night of the fatal accident. The driver was traveling eastbound on Colorado… read more