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
Colorado Accidents By Location
At Metier Law Firm, we want to be a force for good in our communities. Many of our personal injury attorneys live and work in Colorado, and this section of our blog is dedicated to discussing common safety issues facing Coloradans, providing you with tips to keep you safe on the road, and keeping you updated about laws, regulations, and notable headlines.
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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
An Italian motorcycle clothing company called Spidi is selling a vest with an inflatable safety feature that protects your neck in case of an accident. Spidi’s Neck DPS Tex Vest comes with inflatable cushions around the neck and shoulders. The airbags attach to the riders bike using a tether and uses a CO2 canister to… read more
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
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
Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. and TBC Corp. are recalling more than 1,400 motorcycle tires, after they discovered possible defects that could lead to accidents. The recall applies to Wild Country Radial XTX Sport tires size 265/65R18. The manufacturers received reports of cracking problems and broken ply cords, which can increase the risk of blowouts… read more
Gideon L. Connelly lost his leg in 2011. On October 2, he made huge strides at this year’s Warrior Games in Colorado Springs. Three years ago, the Senior Airman badly injured his left leg in a motorcycle accident. Despite extensive surgical and therapeutic efforts, his doctors eventually gave him a choice: keep the leg and… read more
A 50-year-old Broomfield man died in a motorcycle collision on Saturday, October 4. According to reports from the Colorado Highway Patrol, the man was riding westbound on U.S. 24 when the accident occurred. About 12 miles east of Buena Vista, the man tried to pass using a passing zone when he was hit by an… read more
November 11 is Veteran’s day, the day we set aside to honor the service men and women who risk their lives to protect our way of life. Unfortunately, many soldiers can face challenges readjusting to civilian life. Many veterans suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), both of which can lead… read more
The Mountain Shadow Riders of Colorado Springs held its 14th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Ride to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Southeastern Colorado. The Mountain Shadow Riders are a local chapter of Women on Wheels (WOW), an organization dedicated to “unit[ing] all women motorcycle enthusiasts for recreation, education, mutual support, recognition,… read more