June 29, 2014

Motorcycle Accident PTSD Recovery and Compensation

A motorcycle crash is a serious and unnerving event for even the most seasoned rider. The speed, suddenness, and violence is both physically and mentally jarring. In my years of practice as a motorcycle accident lawyer, I have found that a number of my clients suffered post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of their accident, many without realizing it.

One of the factors that makes PTSD so heartbreaking is its hidden nature. Symptoms often do not reveal themselves for months or even years. During this time of hidden struggle, victims must endure its effects alone, in many cases without even realizing or acknowledging that they have a disease at all. When symptoms do present themselves, sufferers are often misunderstood and labeled "crazy," or even in some cases, dangerous.

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
PTSD is diagnosed when troubling psychological symptoms from a traumatic event persist for more than one month after the experience. Before post traumatic stress disorder was well understood, it was referenced by other names such as "shell shock, to describe the lingering emotional issues exhibited by soldiers returning from war.

Motorcycle Wrecks and Personal Injury Attorneys

Inattentive Turns and Motorcycle Accidents in Oklahoma

Riders of motorcycles involved in accidents often times suffer severe injuries or even die, this same fate often impacts impacts all the parties involved in the wreck.. There exist several explanations for why motorcycle wrecks happen in Tulsa, Okla. causing a great majority of persons to feel the motorcycle rider is normally the cause or otherwise at fault. A large portion of motorcycle accidents that involve at least one car and a motorcycle occur when a motorist is making a left-hand turn and collides with a motorcycle lawfully traveling in the adjacent lane, or passing through an intersection.

Injuries Caused by Oklahoma Motorcycle Accidents

When these dangerous accidents occur, those involved may be left with life-long injuries that require substantial and continuous medical care, or worse, death. In 2012, eighty-three (83) motorcyclists were killed as a result of motor vehicle accidents in Oklahoma. This accounted for 12.5% of all fatal crashes in Oklahoma that year. Some people may look at this and believe 83 isn't are very large number, while others may believe this is an alarming statistic. Sometimes wrecks on motorcycles happen without being able to determine fault of any of the parties. However, a large number of motorcycle accidents are preventable if all motorists pay attention and respect each other on our Oklahoma roadways.

March 18, 2014

Motorcycle Selection

The motorcycle selection has always been a topic of discussion which requires updates as many brands are available in the market. As a customer of the product, you are must be aware of the performance parameters of the motorcycle which suit your needs. Following are some parameters which may be useful criteria to select a motorcycle:

Cubic centimetre capacity (cc) - the displacement of the piston in cylinder of the motorcycle; greater capacity means more power but if you increase the cc the Km/h average reduces. Both the parameters are inversely proportional. Your selection must fulfil your need. You need to decide whether you want power or mileage from the motorcycle. The commercial products up to 110 cc give good mileage and as you reach to 1000cc the mileage goes on reducing.

January 14, 2014

Motorcycle Maintenance: A 5 Step Guide

Motorcycles, like all vehicles, need to be serviced from time to time. However, in order to keep your motorcycle in general good working order, you should always carry out regular and simple maintenance checks. Get into a regular routine of checking your motorcycle in order to keep it running well until its next service. Read on for 5 easy to carry out maintenance checks for your motorcycle.

1: Read the manual!

Sounds obvious, but yet this is a commonly overlooked scenario. Even if you have owned other makes of motorcycles, each motorcycle brand and type will have its own character. Take time to read the owner manual, and refer to it if you have any troubleshooting on any issues.

2: Check tire pressure

Checking the tire pressure is extremely important and should be done weekly or before a big ride. Underinflated or overinflated tires can affect handling and breaking which could result in an accident. Always inflate your tires to the correct pressure level, which will vary depending on your tires, style of bike, and whether or not you will have a pillion passenger. Check the tires with a good quality pressure gauge, and always check when the tires are cold. Whilst there, have a quick check over the tire tread depth. If in any doubt, check with your local garage or service center.

3: Check the oil level