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Keep an Eye Out for These Motorcycle Road Hazards

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

When people consider the dangers of riding a motorcycle, most first think of the lack of protection that riders have, as riders don’t have the benefit of airbags, seatbelts, and a frame between themselves and the roads. Still others consider the massive size difference between motorcycles and passenger vehicles, or the fact that motorcycles… Read More »

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Why Motorcycle Accidents Are More Dangerous Than Car Crashes

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While motorcycles have proven to be a fuel-efficient, cost effective, and enjoyable way to get around, it’s important that all road users have a good understanding of the inherent risks that accompany using and driving near motorcycles. Read on to learn more about the dangers of motorcycle accidents. Minimal Protection  Vehicle occupants have a… Read More »

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Safely Sharing the Road with Semi-Trucks in Oklahoma

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating vehicle collisions in which a motorist can be involved. Vastly outweighed by these vehicles, passenger cars don’t stand a chance in a collision with a truck that could weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Because they are so dangerous, it is critical for all road users… Read More »

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Safety Experts Urge Regulators to Mandate Antilock Braking Systems on Motorcycles

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Riding motorcycles is a lot more dangerous than driving in a passenger vehicle, which is already a perilous endeavor. According to some safety experts, however, there are steps that federal regulators could be taking to help protect vulnerable road users, like motorcyclists, one of which is to start mandating the use of antilock braking… Read More »

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When Speeding Causes Motorcycle Accidents

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Speeding has become an increasingly serious problem on our nation’s roadways. For instance, more than 12,000 people lost their lives in speeding-related car accidents in 2021 alone. This means that speeding is responsible for almost 30 percent of deadly crashes in the U.S. Unfortunately, the number is even higher for motorcyclists, with more than… Read More »

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Federal Regulators Propose Automatic Emergency Braking Systems for Commercial Vehicles

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which regulates the commercial trucking industry in the U.S., recently announced a proposal that would require commercial trucks to have automatic braking systems on board. Initial estimates indicate that using this type of equipment could mitigate not only the frequency, but also the severity of rear-end truck… Read More »

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Why Some Roads are More Dangerous for Trucks

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Commercial vehicles pose a very real risk to other road users, not only because they are so large, but because they are generally much harder to maneuver than passenger vehicles. For instance, they take a lot longer to come to a stop, make extremely wide turns, and have large blind spots, all of which… Read More »

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These Common Mistakes Could Jeopardize Your Truck Accident Case

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Obtaining compensation from a trucking company or other negligent party is often essential for many truck accident victims, most of whom suffer serious injuries and devastating property damage. Unfortunately, obtaining compensation after a truck accident isn’t guaranteed, even when the trucking company was clearly at fault for the crash. Accident victims can also unknowingly… Read More »

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Why Riding at Night is Especially Dangerous for Motorcyclists

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Riding a motorcycle always comes with a lot more risks than driving in a vehicle, as riders are far less protected in the event of a collision, are generally less visible to other road users, and are more vulnerable to road hazards. Riding motorcycles at certain times, however, is even more dangerous, with the… Read More »

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Recovery After a Bridge Strike Accident

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Truck accidents can and do occur for a variety of reasons, with many attributed to the careless driving of other drivers, a failure to abide by traffic laws, or a lack of truck driver training. Other negligent drivers, trucking companies that put profits before safety, and manufacturers that design defective products can all be… Read More »

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