How many people are killed every year in motorcycle accidents in Kansas and Missouri?
While traveling by motorcycle is often enjoyable, some trips can unfortunately have an unhappy ending. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that more than 4,668 people were killed and 88,000 were injured in motorcycle accidents across the country in 2013. Sadly, a number of these accidents occur in the states of Kansas and Missouri. The causes of…Read More
Motorcyclists Likely to Suffer Hand Injuries in a Crash
Biking gloves add an invaluable layer of protection for motorcycle riders. They can preserve grip strength even on cold and rainy rides, and can protect palms and knuckles from road rash if a biker is thrown to the ground. However, even the sturdiest gloves cannot protect a rider from suffering traumatic crash injuries, such as:…Read More
Motorcyclists Likely to Suffer Fatal Injuries in a Crash
There are many things a motorcyclist can do to protect himself on the road. Riding defensively, wearing protective gear, avoiding distractions, never drinking and riding, and keeping skills sharp by taking riding classes are some of steps a rider can take to increase his chances of arriving safely at his destination. However, despite all of…Read More
Biker Lane Sharing or Lane Splitting: What’s the Difference?
You may have heard the terms “lane sharing” and “lane splitting” before. While even motorcyclists themselves may use the terms interchangeably, there’s a big difference between lane sharing and lane splitting. What Is Lane Sharing? Lane sharing is when two motorcycles ride side-by-side in a single lane of traffic. Usually, the bikers will stagger their…Read More
Are Psychological Injuries Covered by Worker’s Compensation?
The answer to your question depends on a number of factors, including whether you are in Kansas or in Missouri, and what is the nature of our injuries. In Missouri you can make a claim for psychological injuries not associated with a physical injury, but the claim must include unusual or outrageous psychological factors. In…Read More
How to Know If You Should Ride a Motorcycle
Most drivers of cars and trucks don’t really give motorcyclists a second thought. Unless you have a loved one who rides a motorcycle, you might not think about their safety on the road either. This lack of concern for our most vulnerable motorists leads to far too many injuries and deaths each year. By understanding…Read More
How Gap Insurance Works If Your Car Is Totaled in a Crash
When individuals purchase collision coverage for their vehicles, they’re often under the mistaken impression that it fully covers their vehicles if totaled in an accident. However, this isn’t necessarily true, especially if you financed your car purchase—which the majority of people do. To protect yourself more fully, you may want to purchase optional GAP insurance,…Read More
ERISA Law Could Allow Liens on Your Car Accident Settlement
If you have health insurance through your employer, it is likely that your plan is governed by the Employee Retirement Income Securities Act (ERISA). This federal law sets minimum standards for voluntary pension and health care plans offered by private employers. The intent of the law is to protect individuals who subscribe to these plans,…Read More
Different Motorcycle Helmet Safety Labels and What They Mean
You may have never paid any attention to the labels on the inside of your helmet. But you should be aware that there are many different kinds of motorcycle helmet labels, each with a different meaning. For example, you should take a moment and check inside your helmet to see if it has a: DOT…Read More
If I was in a car crash, am I free to take a leave of absence from work and have the liable driver’s insurance pay for my missed salary?
If you are in a car collision but not injured, then you are not entitled to stay home from work. If your injuries are minor and you are able to go to work, you are still expected to show up and do your job. If you are seriously injured and unable to go to work,…Read More