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Motorcycle Sidecars: Are They Dangerous?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 28, 2017

motorcycle-2719991_1920Riding a motorcycle with a sidecar can be a great way to share the experience with a friend, family member, or even a pet! But the use of a sidecar does introduce some new dangers and issues you need to know about in order to stay safe when going for a ride around New Jersey. Read the rest »

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Choosing a Safer Motorcycle: What to Consider When You Shop

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 21, 2017

motorcycles-2456247_1920Whether you are picking out your first motorcycle or looking for a new model to take on the road after years of riding, safety should be one of the first things you consider. Here are some great features (some of them new) that you should look for in your motorcycle: Read the rest »

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Motorcycle Legality (and Safety) Regarding Passengers

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 14, 2017

motorcycle-1829461_1920Riding a motorcycle provides an exhilarating experience unlike anything else. While solo adventures promote a sense of freedom on the open road, riding with passengers allows you to share the excitement.

However, before you start inviting friends and family members to hop on the back of your bike, it’s important to make sure you understand the law regarding motorcycle passengers, as well as the safety precautions you should take when riding with others. Read the rest »

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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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