Recent Posts About Motorcycle Accidents

  • Top 6 Causes of Auto Accidents in the U.S.

    Accidental injuries are the fourth most common causes of death in the United States. In 2014, more than 35,000 U.S. deaths were caused by auto accidents. Car , truck , motorcycle , and bus crashes still kill tens of thousands of Americans each year. Six factors, listed below, cause most of these deadly accidents. All statistics were gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...
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  • Tire Safety and Victims of Tire Defects

    The auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm represent victims of vehicle crashes of all types. Amid the recent news involving massive vehicle recalls, not enough attention is paid to tire safety. Tires are among the most important aspects of a vehicle’s safety; if any type of defect or failure occurs, it could result in disastrous consequences for everyone on the road. Most new ...
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  • Accidents with Unlicensed and Uninsured Drivers

    In a perfect world, everyone who drives would be fully insured and properly licensed. In the United States, this is not always the case, and accidents commonly occur with drivers without insurance, without a valid license, or both. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain how to go about filing an injury claim in this type of crash. Although the laws vary from state to state, ...
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  • Motorcycling Crash Deaths on the Rise in Baby Boomers

    There is a troubling rise in baby boomer motorcycle deaths, as more Americans aged 55 to 64 are hitting the road. On average, a dozen people die in motorcycle accidents each day in the U.S., and more than 16% of those fatalities are among boomers. Motorcycle crash lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explore this new trend and what can be done to combat it. One of these victims, a 60-year-old ...
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  • Guardrail Company Responsible for Deaths Ordered to Pay $175 Million

    Trinity Highway Products will have to pay about $175 million for selling dangerous guardrails that are linked to dozens of deaths and injuries. The ET-Plus guardrail systems were the focus of a whistleblower lawsuit, where a former employee accused Trinity of fraud for selling these rails to the US government. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind the public that any injuries ...
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  • Spyder Motorcycles Under Investigation for Fire Risk

    Motorcycle accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that more than 50,000 Spyder motorcycles are being investigated by federal authorities after at least two motorcycles erupted in fire. The Office of Defects, of the NHTSA, first reported fire risk in 2011. All reported fires occurred while the motorcycles were in operation. The 2011 incident happened on a hot July day in West ...
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  • Injured Couple Sues Harley-Davidson After Crash

    A husband and wife in Eastern Texas recently filed a lawsuit against Harley-Davidson motorcycle manufacturer after a crash that resulted in several broken bones, fractured skulls and severe brain injuries. Motorcycle accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm summarize this case and urge others injured in motorcycle crashes to consider legal action. The crash occurred on Texas Highway 271, ...
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  • Motorcycle Fatality Rates Decline Nationwide

    May is motorcycle safety awareness month, and the motorcycle accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm would like to highlight some of the gains we have made in safety and awareness. According to a new report, motorcycle fatalities declined in 2013 by about 7%, most notably in states with universal helmet laws. Some experts believe, however, that this decline is due to unsuitable weather ...
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  • National Data Confirms Motorcycle Deaths Continue to Increase

    The Department of Transportation recently released statistics and data on motorcycle safety through 2011. That year, more than 4,500 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents, which is an increase from 2010. Motorcycle crash lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm dive deeper into this report and the factors behind the steady increase in motorcycle death. All data was compiled by the National ...
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  • Midwestern States Ranked Worst in the Nation for Basic Highway Safety

    A recent report on national highway safety patterns concluded that 11 states, most of them in the Midwest and Upper West, showed a dangerous lack of basic safety protections. This points to an immediate need for state legislatures to begin taking the necessary steps toward roadway safety. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight some of the most relevant, and jarring, ...
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  • Hospitals, Police Ready for New Year

    As we prepare to ring in the New Year tonight, nurses, police and emergency responders are also preparing. Homes, bars and restaurants are filled with superfluous decorations, leftover Christmas trees, lights and candles, and of course, flowing vats of alcohol. Add this to a packed-house of partygoers, and there are sure to be a few mishaps. The injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm would ...
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  • During Thanksgiving Travel, Drivers will see Biggest Problems

    The days before Thanksgiving are widely known as the busiest travels days of the year, as Americans take to airports, roadways and train stations to get home to their families. In a stroke of bad luck, winter storms are threatening to hit Northeastern states and delay travel plans throughout the country. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn that drivers, particularly in the ...
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  • Eight Senior Citizens Killed in Tennessee Bus Crash

    Bus accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm affirm that eight people have been reported dead after a bus crashed into a tractor-trailer and SUV in Tennessee. The crash occurred on Interstate 40 in the eastern region of the state, and six of the fatalities were elderly passengers on the bus. The bus was being rented by a North Carolina church, the Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville. ...
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  • One Dead, One Seriously Injured in Drunk Driving Police Chase

    Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that one has been killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota and one is in critical condition after a drunk driver, engaged in a police chase through downtown, crashed into a car. The crash occurred just before 1 a.m. on Central Avenue and 4th Street SE in downtown. Minnesota State Patrol stopped a white 1997 Nissan Maxima for speeding, however, ...
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  • Police Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers through Labor Day Weekend

    Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm affirm that police departments throughout the country will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend in the final push of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Coinciding with the holiday, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) released data reflecting a positive trend toward late-night drunk driving fatality reductions in ...
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  • Illinois Honor Work Zone Traffic Victims at State Fair

    Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in partnership with other safety agencies, recently unveiled a memorial to honor those who lost their lives in traffic work zones. The memorial was revealed at a news conference at the 2013 Illinois State Fair. The memorial, the American Traffic Safety Services Association National ...
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  • Crash Stats Reveal High Percentage of Drunken Motorcyclists

    Motorcycle accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on 2012 crash data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, which recently joined forces with motorcycle safety advocates to remind motorcyclists of the extraordinarily high rates of injury and death in crashes when alcohol is involved. Motorcycle riders are more than twice as likely to die in an alcohol-related crash as any ...
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  • Safety Checkpoints Abound this Fourth of July Weekend on Land and Water

    Auto and boat accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind the public that the Fourth of July weekend, though an exciting and fun time to celebrate, is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year. In Illinois alone there will be more than 100 roadside safety checks along with over 500 saturation patrols on public lakes, rivers and roads. On the Fourth last year, in 2012, Conservation ...
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  • New York Motorcycle Death Raises Questions about Police Pursuit

    Motorcycle accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm point to a recent debate in upstate New York surrounding the death of a high school motorcyclist. The teen was killed in a crash after fleeing from a routine police traffic stop. The Clarence High School senior was traveling at more than 100 miles per hour when he crashed, causing community members to question why officers were pursuing a ...
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  • Veterans at Highest Risk of Traffic Accidents

    Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight a recent article in the Washington Post detailing the immense risk our veterans are facing on roadways after returning home. The article cites various studies that found that veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have a 75% higher rate of fatal motor vehicle crashes than do civilians. The highest risk comes in the months ...
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  • May is Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois

    Motorcycle crash lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm announce that 2013 marks the 30th year May has been officially recognized as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois. Throughout the state this month organizations will join in the campaign to urge drivers to start seeing motorcycles and share the road. The goal is to raise awareness in all types of motorists that the motorcycling season has ...
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  • Dictating While Driving is Just as Dangerous as Texting

    Many drivers use voice-command to text while driving because they believe it is safer than typing. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight a new study that found that this is not the case. In comparing drivers who used voice-to-text methods to those who typed, both took twice as long to react to changes in road conditions as they did when not using the phone at all. The ...
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  • “Gear up to Ride Smart” Motorcycle Safety Campaign hits Chicago

    Motorcycle accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm announce that the “Gear up – Ride Smart” campaign recently hit the streets of Illinois, promoting the best motorcycle practices to keep all motorists safer on the roads. Although motorcyclists account for just 3% of the all vehicle registers, motorcycle fatalities represent more than 15% of all roadway fatalities. The Illinois Department of ...
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  • New California Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Rules

    Motorcycle accident lawyers announce that the practice of lane-splitting, where motorcyclists ride between car lanes on crowded roads of stopped or slowed traffic, is now officially recognized as an acceptable practice by the California Highway Patrol. Every other state in the nation has outlawed lane-splitting. The new rules were introduced in January 2013 and apply to all streets, highways and ...
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  • Don’t Let Drinking and Driving Ruin Your Special Night

    For many, today is filled with love and chocolate, and it is very easy to set out on the road tonight without a second thought to the risks. The reality is, however, that holidays have the highest rates of roadway fatalities in the United States. Citizens throughout the country are embarking on their celebrations, sometimes drinking too much, and become more easily distracted behind the wheel. In ...
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