Ohio motorcycle driver resources

Are you an experienced motorcycle rider, new to motorcycling or an instructor? Looking for details on Ohio motorcycle laws and rules, safety plans, operator manuals and NHTSA national standards? Here are all the details you might need compiled by motorcycle accident attorneys Contrada and Associates. Ohio Administrative Codes: You’ll find Ohio Department of Public Safety Codes, definitions, administrative actions and inspection details. Ohio Motorcycle Safety Strategic Plan: Details on Impaired

Motorcycle Accident Facts

Why is motorcycle helmet use important? Because serious head injuries are common among fatally injured motorcyclists. Helmets are about 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths and about 67% effective in preventing brain injuries according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute. Here are some more details compiled by motorcycle accident attorneys Contrada and Associates. Overall Motorcycle Fatalities Motorcycles are less stable and less visible than cars and often have high

What you should know about Move Over laws

If you’re not completely familiar with current “move over” laws in your state, the good news is that these vehicle laws are becoming more common in the United States. The Ohio Senate passed S.B. 127 unanimously on Oct. 25, 2018, which resembles other move over vehicle laws that have been enacted around the country. Move over laws protect vehicles and people that are stopped on the side of the road. Ohio is

Truck Accident Incident Checklist

A truck and car accident can be a scary, stressful and potentially life-changing experience. There were 551,164 motor vehicles crashes in Ohio in 2017. Of those crashes, 23,704 involved trucks. Do you know what important things you should focus on in the immediate aftermath of a truck-car crash? Here are some important reminders about collecting information at the scene after you have determined whether anyone needs medical attention and you have

Facts on Truck Accident Investigations in Ohio

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute, most deaths in large truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants. Trucks weigh 20-30 times more than passenger cars, are taller and have greater ground clearance, which can result in smaller vehicles behind lodged under trucks in crashes. Truck braking capability (loaded tractor-trailers may take 20-40% farther to stop than cars) and truck driver fatigue are known crash

Finding answers on Ohio motorcycle driver license rules

New to motorcycling, new to Ohio or just don’t know where to find the info you need on the Ohio motorcycle driver license? Here are all the details you might be searching for about your Ohio motorcycle driver’s license and ID Card (DL-ID) compiled by motorcycle accident attorneys Contrada and Associates.   Driver License Application Details The Ohio BMV (Bureau of Motor Vehicles) has information on: Definitions of a Motorcycle/Motor Scooter license or

Drugged driving is a growing danger

When people hear the term “drugged driver” they automatically think of impairment caused by illegal drugs. But illegal drugs are not the only substances that impair drivers. It is now more common for many people using prescription or over-the-counter medications to be driving under these dangerous conditions. Drivers using illicit drugs or the misuse of prescription drugs can make driving a car unsafe – exactly like driving after drinking alcohol. The

10 Christmas Safety Tips

As you look forward to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is also unfortunate that friends and family members going in and out of homes and shopping areas will be exposed to the increased possibility of personal injury. Did you know that according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission that as many as 15,000 people are admitted to emergency rooms for injuries during the holiday season? Accidents can include

9 Questions (and answers) on Mesothelioma

Could someone in your family have Mesothelioma cancer? If you or a family member has been exposed to asbestos, then there is a chance of developing this cancer as a result. You should understand everything you can about Mesothelioma and what legal options you and your family might have. What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. It is caused primarily by

Personal Injury Lawsuit Primer

Have you or a family member been injured in an accident caused be someone else who was acting irresponsibly? One of your options might be securing comprehensive legal guidance from a personal injury attorney. You might be wondering what are the basics of the personal injury lawsuit process and what are some typical types of personal injury claims? How Do I File a Personal Injury Claim? Determine grounds to file a Personal Injury