Bike Injuries

What Are the Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are much more likely to result in serious injury or death compared to car accidents. This is due to the relative lack of protection afforded to motorcyclists. While protective gear can help, motorcyclists still risk serious injury when on the road. Here is a brief list of the most common causes of motorcycle… read more

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

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

Suzuki Recalls Thousands of Sportbikes

Suzuki Motor of America is recalling more than 23,000 sportbikes for a potential defect that could put riders in danger. Suzuki manufactures two popular sportbikes, the GSX-R750 and GSXR-1000. On October 24, the Japanese manufacturer recalled 23,073 of them, citing issues with the chain adjuster. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,… read more

Can You Trust Your Motorcycle Helmet?

Studies have shown that motorcycle helmets can save riders’ lives during an accident. However, several retailers have recalled helmets this year, leading motorcyclists to wonder: is my helmet really protecting me? In July 2014, Sunlight International of America recalled Rodia RHD-103 and Outlaw 103 helmets, citing concerns from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).… read more

Are Motorcycle Helmets Really Safer?

A new study published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that helmets improve a biker’s chance of surviving a motorcycle accident by almost 30 percent. Are Motorcycles Dangerous? Without safety features like seatbelts and airbags, motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable during a crash. Even low-speed collisions can lead to broken bones, lacerations and… 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

Motorcyclist Dies In Colorado Springs Collision

A motorcyclist was killed in Colorado Springs after he collided with a van at an intersection. On October 13, the van was traveling eastbound on Colorado Avenue around 7:30 p.m. The motorcyclist was traveling westbound when both parties arrived at the intersection. The driver tried to turn left onto northbound Tejon Street, but he failed… read more