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How Using Motorcycle Safety Equipment Affects Injury Claims

By Jason Bottlinger on November 5, 2023

Helmets and other equipment play an important role in motorcycle safety. From 2002 to 2017, more than 25,000 lives were saved by wearing motorcycle helmets, as reported by the National Safety Council. Helmets are estimated to be 37% effective for preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle operators and 41% effective for passengers. Other safety equipment can also help prevent severe injuries in a motorcycle crash. And use or failure to use a helmet and protective gear can impact an injury claim.
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Motorcycle Riders: Watch Out for These Hazards

By Jason Bottlinger on June 1, 2022

When you’re riding a motorcycle, you are exposed to a lot more hazards than people in cars. Your bike doesn’t offer the same type of protection as a motor vehicle because you aren’t secured by seatbelts and a metal frame.
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Why Motorcycles Are More Dangerous Than Cars

By Jason Bottlinger on March 24, 2022

Riding a motorcycle is a great way to get around. It’s fun, economical, and it gives you an unbeatable sense of freedom. But riding a motorcycle is much more dangerous than driving a car.
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Motorcycle Crash? The Other Side Doesn’t Fight Fair

By Jason Bottlinger on November 3, 2021

As riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, a motorcycle crash can cause serious or catastrophic injuries. Even when another driver caused your injuries, insurance companies will fight in court to avoid paying just compensation for a motorcycle crash claim. The defense will come up with multiple strategies in an effort to minimize the insurance company’s payout.

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Psychological Trauma After a Motorcycle Collision

By Jason Bottlinger on July 11, 2021

A motorcycle collision can be a physical – and emotional – disaster. Motorcycle riders who survive a collision with another vehicle may be dealing with a set of severe neurological injuries, as well as psychological trauma, such as PTSD.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

By Jason Bottlinger on June 18, 2021

Motorcycle riders are completely unprotected in a crash and much more likely to suffer serious injuries than passenger vehicle occupants. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you will want to get the most out of your accident claim. An experienced Omaha personal injury attorney can help you do just that.

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Passenger Rights in a Motorcycle Crash

By Jason Bottlinger on December 4, 2020

Motorcyclists are one of the most exposed groups on the road, often suffering traumatic injuries after a collision with a larger vehicle. But anyone riding tandem on a motorcycle is also at risk, as passengers have little to no control over the nature of the collision. If a biker or car driver acts negligently, it can drastically change the life of a motorcycle passenger.

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Every Month Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

By Jason Bottlinger on May 15, 2018

Since May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, we at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. want to share safety tips and information with our Omaha community.
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Nebraska Says: Bikers, You Still Need Helmets

By Jason Bottlinger on April 30, 2018

Motorcycle helmet laws have always been a highly debated and controversial issue, and both sides have very strong opinions. On one hand, helmets provide a common-sense shield that helps prevent serious head trauma and death. On the other hand, many (even a high percentage of those who do wear helmets) feel it is a freedom-of-choice issue, and that the law should not require anyone to wear a helmet. These bikers are quite adamant about this freedom, and will probably forever be fighting for their right to breeze down the freeway at 80 miles per hour with nothing but the wind in their hair.
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Crossing the Line on Motorcycle Safety

By Jason Bottlinger on September 1, 2017

Lane splitting may seem like an easy way to get through a traffic jam, but it is incredibly dangerous. Weaving through traffic by going between vehicles can get you ticketed. You could also end up seriously injured if someone doesn’t see you and changes lanes.

You could also be held at least partially liable for any injuries or damages caused by your lane splitting, so think twice!
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