00126114May has been designated as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Motorcycle SafetyAwareness month is a campaign procl...
00126114“We would like to remind people, especially new drivers, to be on the lookout formotorcycles and to share the road...
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Michigan Motorcycle Accident Attorney Reminds Drivers May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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The Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handling all types of biker injury accidents remind motorcyclists and drivers that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

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Michigan Motorcycle Accident Attorney Reminds Drivers May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

  1. 1. 00126114May has been designated as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Motorcycle SafetyAwareness month is a campaign proclaimed by many local and county governmentsthroughout the United States that calls attention to the dangers and vulnerabilitiesmotorcyclists face on the roads and highways.The personal injury law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent victims injured in aMichigan motorcycle accident, and are immense advocates of this month as they see theresults of catastrophic motorcycle accidents and the effect the injuries have on motorcyclistvictims and their family throughout the entire spring and summer season.Throughout the month of May, the National Safety Council (NSC) encourages drivers toshare the road with motorcycles and be extra alert when they are nearby. The NSC hasgood means behind this awareness campaign, as statistics do prove that most motorcyclecrash injuries are caused by the negligence of another driver. In fact, according to theNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 75% of all motorcycle accidentshappen when a vehicle fails to see the motorcycle before the collision. Other commoncauses for motorcycle collisions include trucks or cars forcing bikers into a guard rail andspeeding on behalf of a driver and/or a motorcyclist.Often times when a victim is injured in a bike accident, they do not walk away free andclear of injuries. The NHTSA states that crashes involving a bike and a car did result in 98%of people being injured. In addition, crashes involving just the driver of the motorcycleresulted in 96% of people being injured. In 2010 alone, motorcycle accidents attributed to14% of fatalities.Part of the awareness campaign, is to offer helpful tips to aide drivers and motorcyclists tostay safe on the roads and share the road. Some of these helpful tips include:1. Allow greater following distance when driving behind a motorcycle.2. Do not share a lane with a biker. Always give a motorcyclist the full lane width.3. Show extra caution in intersections.4. Motorcyclists should position their bike to avoid a driver’s blind spot.Besides helpful tips, resources are also a valid part of the campaign. At the law firm ofBuckfire & Buckfire, P.C., our attorneys offer a free app as a resource to riders. The free appaids bikers in their travels across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia.The “Helmet Laws App” is available for immediate download and allows motorcyclist toaccess important helmet law information quickly and conveniently right from theirsmartphone, along with many other cool features and valuable resources for bikers such as,GPS Bike Finder, accident checklist to inform a rider what to do after a crash, discounts atsome of your favorite bike shops around the country, and a cool helmet gallery wheremotorcyclist can submit photos.. The App is available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, andAndroid. To download the free app, just go to iTunes or Google Play Store and search for“Motorcycle Helmet Laws.” To watch a demo video of how the app works, as well aslearn more about the Motorcycle Helmet Laws App and the Law Firm of Buckfire & Buckfire,P.C., visit http://bit.ly/MIMotorcycleAccidentLawyers
  2. 2. 00126114“We would like to remind people, especially new drivers, to be on the lookout formotorcycles and to share the road with them safely. It is very easy for a motorcyclist to behidden in a driver’s blind spot. This is why our biker injury attorneys highly recommenddrivers to keep all distractions away while behind the wheel and to be fully aware that it isspring time and motorcycle riders are out on the roads” says Lawrence Buckfire, Owner andTrial Attorney at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.About: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a family-owned Michigan personal injury law firm that representsbikers injured in a Michigan accident. This includes motorcycle accidents involving cars,trucks, and motorcycles and all types of injuries resulting, including, but not limited to braininjury and closed head injuries, spinal cord injury, broken bones and fractures, back andneck injuries, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, scarring and disfigurement, road rashrequiring significant skin grafts, burn injuries, amputation injuries, and all other types ofserious injuries.To learn more about the motorcycle accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. call toll-free at (800) 606-1717 or visit the law firm website at http://www.BuckfireLaw.com

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