Movies with names like: “Fast and Furious” and cool satellite T.V. personalities like Jesse James, or Mikey and Paulie over at OCC, all drive the coolness of riding. One thing all these celebrities bring to the discussion is that speed and acceleration is one of the top cool factors of riding.
Ehline Law is called to action when a rider is harmed due to experienced, or even experienced riders driving too fast, and causing injury to others, and when a bike fails, rapidly accelerating and killing or wounding its rider or passenger. The additional benefits of speed can also kill or maim.
And when it does, the victim needs a champion lawyer. Ehline has excellent, proven results and multi millions of dollars recovered for the voiceless people we speak for. And we act swiftly to put your case in the pole position to legal victory. . Contents:
The TV personalities we discussed earlier also have made the biker lifestyle something to be sought after, whereas before, tattoos, leather, and the gruff look was more for the fringe elements of society. So just as your reflexes slow, and you head towards the big 5-0, your now zig-zagging between lanes, on a fast bike.
Even for the younger rider, with better reflexes, he still lacks the situational awareness of a more seasoned adult rider. And bikes keep getting faster and more powerful. And speed is definitely an important driver of motorcycle sales. Young or old, avoiding the risk of speeding is difficult. But fast bikes have downfalls for all classes of riders.
The most recent data demonstrates that 1.1 million bikes were sold in 2006 alone. And since that time, the numbers have actually picked up. Certain bikes are so fast they can accelerate from 0-60 in seconds. At such a quick rate, even experienced professional riders won’t recommend them.
But speeding on a motorcycle generally occurs when traffic is either moving at brisk pace. But it also happens when traffic stands still. Lane sharing stands out as a particularly dangerous maneuver. Bikers eventually barrel down the lanes much faster than the flow of traffic.
Also, many times they fail to signal. Often riders attempt to pass on the right. But then a parked vehicle opens a door in their face.
Always remember that poor visibility is a major reason riders get run over. Cars don't see them fast enough to avoid them. A driver who doesn’t see it coming will often freeze like a deer. And this causes obstructions for everyone else. A rider coming at you too fast, is often just a blur. So slow down, especially at intersections.
Above all,speed in and of itself is a powerful magnet to the daredevil and thrill seeker alike. Speed kills, but also provides a great deal of pleasure from the sensations it brings to your nervous system.
The olfactory is lit up, and the vision department is overwhelmed with the blurs and colors briskly passing by at high speed. Plus, the hearing is flooded with the sounds of the pipes, and the wind blowing in your face. In fact, this can be seriously fun stuff!
There remains an added benefit of the sex appeal of bikes. So the allure of he image it represents can create power in minds of riders and their admirers. But speed hinders reaction times of all motorists. Also, fast riding, and even riding even at low speeds remains incredibly dangerous to people on motorcycles.
Others don’t think it's legal for the rider to share their lane. Many riders who commute to work, assume they can leave home later if they ride a bike. This looming lateness to work, could cause the riders to rush in and out of traffic lanes at a standstill. So as you can see, it is always easier, and more of a temptation to speed when your a rider.
In any event, speeding is illegal. The police can throw you in jail if you risk it. Plus, it places other people’s lives in the hands of the rider. If anything, riders should be more careful, not less. High speed driving lowers reaction times and make it take longer to stop, or slow down.
When sharing the road with other larger, and heavier vehicles, the rider is always at a disadvantage. Simply put, they have less time to maneuver and avoid hazards.
Also, they can flick their headlights on and off, rev their motor, signal with their free hand, and wear an orange safety vest. (military service-members are required to do so).
So if your bike is entering traffic too fast to reduce speed in time, or your accelerator gets stuck, make an effort to alert fellow motorists. After all, that is the right thing to do. Most of all, it could potentially save lives. But other than that, just don’t deliberately speed. Obey the speed laws. Watch your step. Be safe.
Focus on keeping yourself and others safe. Being a life taker, or having your own life snatched away should be something no rider faces. Speeding and the Law Speeding raises both civil and criminal aspects of the law. Riding at 100 mph or greater is chargeable as a felony.
Causing a speeding accident is negligent, but also probably negligence per se. (liability is presumed). So if you are traveling too fast or even too slow for safe road conditions, you can people into a danger zone.
Speeding and causing a wreck remains the greatest single cause of motorcycle collisions. If a rider gets hurt from their own speeding, their degree of recovery would be reduced. The reductions comes out of their degree of fault.
So although you don’t go straight to jail, you will need a motorcycle lawyer to sort out the varying degrees of fault. Ehline Law has attained spectacular outcomes for the comparatively negligent. In fact, many were riders who were damaged by nothing they did wrong.
Our firm has literally recovered $millions for downed riders. Lawyers who get subbed out often find their clients turned to us. First of all, our enthusiasm and personal touch is second to none. We have that finesse that only a military and veteran biker can bring to the mix. And we are a battle proven leader in personal injury law. Call us now at (213) 596-9642.
We are available for a free consultation at 213-596-9642. Prepare for the dangers of driving too fast. And if run over, call us. We offer a no win no fee promise.