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Motorcycle Maintenance Summer Prep

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 31, 2017

New Jersey Motorcycle AccidentSummer is the ideal time to hit the open road on the back of a motorcycle. There’s nothing quite like feeling the sunshine on your face while indulging in the thrill and adventure. However, before you hop on and take off, it’s important to make sure your bike is properly prepared to safely navigate the streets for the duration of riding season. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to suffering severe injuries, which makes it crucial that you take special care to avoid preventable incidents.

Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., have put together some maintenance tips that every rider should follow prior to hitting the pavement this summer. Read the rest »

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Motorcycle Best Buys (as Chosen by Popular Mechanics)

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 21, 2017

motorcycle-bike-1836962_1920Despite the known risks that come with riding a motorcycle, there are also a number of benefits that continue to make it a popular mode of transportation. Not only do motorcycles provide a sense of freedom and excitement, but they also make commuting easier, have less of an impact on the environment than cars, are cheaper to own, and make parking a breeze. These days, it’s becoming increasingly common to hear the recognizable roar of motorcycles traveling along streets and highways all over the country.

Whether you’re in the market for your first bike or looking to upgrade the one you have, choosing a make and model can be quite a challenge. This year, in particular, there are several new options that are both high-performing and good-looking. Here are a few of the motorcycles that top the list for best overall value (according to Popular Mechanics): Read the rest »

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Motorcycle Safe Riding Checklist

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 11, 2017

motorcycleThe longer, warmer days of the year are prime time to venture out on your motorcycle. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of hitting the open road on the back of a bike. However, to make sure your ride is as enjoyable as possible, safety must be your #1 concern.

Although the biggest danger to motorcyclists is the negligence of other drivers, there are things riders can do themselves to reduce the likelihood of getting into an accident and suffering significant injuries. Regardless of how far you’re going or how seasoned a rider you may be, it’s important to keep the following safe riding checklist in mind on every outing. Read the rest »

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Motorcycle Safety Is the Responsibility of Riders and Drivers

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 30, 2017

Motorcycle-SafetyThe thrill of riding a motorcycle draws many people out on the roads every year.

However, it’s no secret that along with the excitement and freedom motorcyclists feel while on the back of their bikes comes high risk. When involved in a collision, riders are vulnerable to suffering significant injuries and death with no barrier to keep them from taking the brunt of the impact. With the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reporting 4,976 motorcyclist fatalities and 88,000 non-fatal injuries in 2015, it’s not difficult to understand the overwhelming need for greater motorcycle safety. Read the rest »

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May Was Motorcycle Safety Month: Recap on Tips to Ride Safe Year-Round

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 22, 2017

Motorcycle safetyWhen the weather starts to warm up, it’s natural for people to begin venturing outside in increasing numbers to take advantage of the sunshine. As a result, the roads get busier. This is why May is the perfect month to recognize motorcycle safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 4,976 motorcyclist fatalities in 2015, which is up 8% from the previous year. Without the framework of a car around them to absorb any impact from a crash, riders are left completely exposed, putting them at high risk for serious injuries or death.

As a recap of May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and a reminder to drivers and motorcyclists to exercise extreme caution year-round, the attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., provide the following tips for sharing the road safely. Read the rest »

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Motorcycle News – Indian Motorcycle Fuel Rail Recall

By Lependorf & Silverstein on January 30, 2017

New Jersey Motorcycle CollisionsMany motorcycle owners were dismayed by the recent news of the recall of nearly 24,000 Indian Motorcycles for what is being described as fuel leak problems that could lead to fires. The defect has been attributed to a faulty fuel rail manufactured by Polaris Industries, which has been plagued by recall issues over the past two years.

Polaris has recalled more than 252,000 vehicles of various types since 2015 for defects that have been responsible for 160 fires and at least one death. The recalls and repairs, not to mention the accidents, have angered, inconvenienced, and, in the worst cases, injured or killed Polaris customers.

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New Jersey Motorcycle Lane Splitting Safety

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 5, 2016

motorcycle-speed_sxc1016169_60663855In the state of New Jersey, motorcycles are frequently used as the mode of transportation. Motorcycles make up roughly 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States. Riders love the freedom, speed, and maneuverability of being on a motorcycle. Because they’re so nimble, and have a narrower profile than a car, motorcycles can navigate areas of the road that don’t accommodate full size cars. Motorcyclists often use this to their advantage when traffic is especially bad. Riders can split the lanes of traffic, maneuvering between the cars stuck in the traffic jam. Read the rest »

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New Jersey Summer Motorcycle Riding Safety Tips

By Lependorf & Silverstein on August 8, 2016

It’s that time again. Summer is here, the sun is out, and lots of people are opening the garage door and taking the cover off of their old friend: the motorcycle. The season’s first ride is often a memorable one, but it’s important to brush up on some of the fundamental safety aspects that may have lapsed during the colder months.

Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind before you “get your motor running and head out on the highway”:

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Common Injuries Suffered in New Jersey Motorcycle Accidents

By Lependorf & Silverstein on August 4, 2016

Motorcycles are often viewed as a source of freedom and enjoyment by many riders, but unfortunately, motorcyclists are far more likely to be killed in an accident than drivers of other vehicles. A significant number of accidents are caused by inattentive drivers who fail to notice the motorcyclists they are sharing the road with. These incidents can cause motorcyclists to sustain serious and sometimes deadly injuries that interfere with everyday functioning. Read more about some of the most common injuries suffered by motorcyclists in New Jersey. Read the rest »

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Broken Bone Injuries Commonly Suffered in New Jersey Motorcycle Accidents

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 27, 2016

Summer is here, and for many people, hitting the open road on a motorcycle is the best way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Garden State. Riding a bike in the open air is about freedom, individuality, and a lifestyle that typifies the American spirit. But there is an inherent risk when riding a motorcycle, and as an increasing number of individuals ride motorcycles for recreation, there is an increasing number of Americans getting injured – sometimes fatally.

In a car-vs.-motorcycle type of accident, the motorcycle almost always loses. Motorcyclist fatalities had been declining since the early 1980s but beginning in 1998, there began to be an increase that continued through 2008. While not all motorcycle accidents result in death, many motorcyclists involved in collisions suffer life-altering injuries that include a variety of bone fractures. Read the rest »

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