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Custom Motorcycle Registration

Dec 28, 2012 View Comments by

Planning to build a custom motorcycle? From using safe parts to having a certified mechanic inspect your bike, there are many things to consider in order to protect your legal rights. One of the most common questions people have is: “How do I register a custom motorcycle?” Here are a few tips to ensure that […]

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Common Motorcycle Insurance Questions Answered

Dec 14, 2012 View Comments by

One of the most common questions I hear regarding motorcycle insurance is, “What is the average cost of a motorcycle insurance policy?” Another common question: “What do I really need on my policy, and what can I do to drop my overall insurance cost?” Here are some answers to motorcyclists’ most common questions: What is […]

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After an Accident: Protecting Your Rights

Nov 30, 2012 View Comments by

I’ve helped motorcycle accident victims for over 25 years, so when bikers ask me what I’ve learned during that time, I usually have a lot to say. I’d like to share a few bits of advice to help protect motorcycle riders’ legal rights—specifically related to the reputations of bikers and how an attorney is essential […]

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After an Accident: What You Need to Know

Nov 16, 2012 View Comments by

As a motorcyclist, you know there are risks involved with riding. Distracted drivers, bad road conditions, and vehicle malfunctions can cause accidents. Whether you’re injured in a collision or suffer property damage only, there are several things you need to know. We hear the following questions all the time—know the answers. It will help you […]

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Buying a Used Motorcycle? What You Should Know

Oct 26, 2012 View Comments by

Motorcycles are a big investment, so luckily there are plenty of less expensive, used bikes on the market. However, there are many things you need to consider. From accident records to service history, it’s important to take the time to inspect and research the bike you’re buying. Follow these tips for buying a used motorcycle: If […]

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A Motorcyclist’s Life: Riding With Young Passengers

Oct 12, 2012 View Comments by

A lot of motorcyclists like to share the thrill of riding with family members and friends. Some even enjoy introducing their kids to riding at a very young age. However, when it comes to young passengers and motorcycles, a lot of riders don’t know if there are age restrictions or special precautions they must take […]

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Motorcycle Licensing Laws Are Different for Teen Riders

Sep 28, 2012 View Comments by

Recently Pennsylvania instituted new training requirements for teens wanting to obtain their motorcycle license. Under Pennsylvania’s new law, all 16- and 17-year-olds applying for a motorcycle license must first complete the state-approved motorcycle safety program. Courses like Pennsylvania’s Basic Rider Course are meant to provide young bikers with an introduction to the fundamentals of safe […]

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Riding Sober and Legal Responsibilities

Sep 14, 2012 View Comments by

In previous articles, I’ve talked about the dangers of riding after consuming alcohol. Not only does it put your life and the lives of others in jeopardy, but it also can bury you in a legal mess if you cause an accident while under the influence. Do you know the legal issues you could face […]

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Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accidents

Aug 31, 2012 View Comments by

There are many situations that can cause motorcycle accidents, but perhaps some of the most devastating are hit-and-run accidents. Victims of hit-and-run accidents can suffer worse injuries, or even die, during the time it takes for someone to notice the accident and for an ambulance to arrive. A driver who flees the scene instead of […]

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After a Motorcycle Accident: Insurance Q & A

Jul 13, 2012 View Comments by

Motorcycle accidents are dangerous, scary, and confusing. Knowing how to deal with insurance companies will help you protect your rights, your financial security, and save you from additional stress in the process. Here are answers to some of the most common questions bikers have after an accident: Q: I’ve been in a motorcycle accident. What […]

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Motorcycle Riding in Construction Zones

May 18, 2012 View Comments by

It’s nearly summer, which means you’ve probably already ridden through plenty of construction zones. It may seem obvious that you should ride with more caution and watch for hazards in work areas, but did you know that nearly every state has special road construction traffic laws? As a motorcyclist, you should know the work zone […]

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Motorcycle Safety Protects You Legally as Well

May 04, 2012 View Comments by

In honor of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an initiative supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, we wanted to remind you that motorcycle safety has a direct correlation to preventing accidents, avoiding insurance and legal troubles, and protecting your financial security. Take a Motorcycle Safety Course: Motorcycle safety courses can teach riders how to […]

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Motorcycle Safety Checklist for Spring Riders

Apr 20, 2012 View Comments by

Spring is officially here – time to kick off the riding season. But before you hop on your bike and put on your helmet, take a few minutes to review our safety checklist. By taking the time to inspect your bike for any potential hazards, you can ensure your safety and protect others on the […]

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How to Protect Your Legal Rights as a Passenger

Mar 30, 2012 View Comments by

Sharing the thrill of a motorcycle ride can be a great experience for your family members and friends, but it’s also a responsibility. You may not always be able to prevent an accident from occurring, so you should know what to do when riding as a passenger, or when operating a motorcycle with a passenger: […]

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How to Protect Your Legal Rights

Mar 16, 2012 View Comments by

It’s not something we like to think about, but would you know what to do if you were involved in a motorcycle accident? Have you checked your motorcycle insurance policy lately to ensure your coverage will protect you and your passengers if you ever need it? If you ride outside your home state, do you […]

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