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September 09, 2014

The Safest Motorcycles Money Can Buy

Wind blowing in your face, acceleration that you can feel, handling that’s surreal. These are just some of the unique sensation that one feels while riding a motorcycle. Every year, more and more motorcycles are being registered because of more and more people are getting into this hobby. However, the number of motor vehicle accidents, some fatal, do involve motorcycle riders. This is the reason why motorcycle makers are coming up with new models with technologies that are aimed to make this dangerous hobby safer.

While loving the many perks that motorcycle riding offers, a rider like you would still want to stay safe from accidents. And so, here is a list of the safest motorcycles in the planets. A list of bikes that are equipped with the state-of-the-art safety features that will help lessen your chances of ending up in a motorcycle accident.

-          KTM 1190 Adventure. As its manufacturer claims, this is the first motorcycle ever in the world thanks to its myriad of safety features like:

  • Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) - responsible for controlling the riding dynamic control so one can better control their bikes while riding.

  • Combined ABS (C-ABS) - ensures that a motorcycle rider has better control when braking, helping him maneuver his bike better in emergency braking situations.

  • Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) - helps prevent accidents by preventing any of the wheels to locking up or slipping which may cause one to crash.

-          2015 Chak Molot. Although this bike really started out as a 2013 Honda CBR1000RR ABS bike, the tons of upgrades that it received makes it one of the safest motorbikes around if it actually goes on production. Safety Features include the following:

  • Use of carbon fiber body parts - makes it lighter, nimbler and easy to control.

  • Use of LED lighting - helps make you see what’s on the road and keeps you highly visible at night, with less energy consumption.

  • Use of an on-board, front-facing HD camera - records everything and stores it on a HDD. This could be used as a valuable piece of evidence in the event of a crash.

  • Predictive Emergency Braking System (PEBS) - This system has access to the bike’s throttle and brakes. The system uses HD cameras, proximity sensors, gyroscopes, and two radars that seamlessly work together to detect objects or hazards on the road. First, the PEBS warns the driver and after failing to respond to these dangers, the system controls the bike and operates on the brakes to bring the bike in a complete stop.

  • Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) - which provides maximum braking power without the tires slipping, ensuring maximum control at all times.

  • Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) - alarms the rider if he has changed lanes unknowingly, helping prevent accidents from happening.

  • Use of a gyroscope - helps detect abnormal rider behavior of the bike and cuts the throttle.
With so many standard features available in this prototype, it could really be the safest bike to be released by far.

These two bikes are the current leaders in their segments when it comes offering crash avoidance systems on motorcycles. Should all of these systems work together and work well, such could help prevent accident from happening, helping save lives of many motorcycle riders who use these. However, as a Los Angeles motorcycle attorney would like to remind us, the best and most effective safety feature on motorcycles are its riders. With a disciplined, safe rider, accidents could be better avoided and there would be lesser chances of mishaps, putting down the numbers of people get hurt, injured, or dead.

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August 28, 2014

Suspected DUI Driver Hit the SUV of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Mom

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In this day and age of the drunk driving laws implemented here in the United States, it is quite intriguing that there are still a number of drunk driving-related accidents on American roads. The US and the state of California for one, strictly implements these laws but still, it seems that some people still don’t know how dangerous driving the influence of either alcohol or illegal drugs are. Case in point: This latest accident that involved the mom of famous actor and former WWE superstar, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The Johnson Family’s Account
While not much information was provided by the agencies concerned, Dwayne sent a photo of the crash site via micro-blogging page Twitter. The accident allegedly happened in Florida where the former’s mom was living in. Johnson said that his mom was driving when the defendant suddenly rammed her vehicle in front of Mrs. Johnson’s SUV. This has caused great damages not just in Mrs. Johnson’s vehicle, but also of the suspect. The accident has caused minor injuries to the victims and the intoxicated woman driver as well. All of them were said to be brought in hospitals where they were treated for their injuries and are currently recovering.

Making the Right Choice
According to Dwayne, his first reaction was to look for the driver of the other vehicle. However, he later realized that it is better to look at the situation positively than dwell on the negatives that such mishap brought. If anything he says, his family is okay and that they have lived for another day. Dwayne instead took to Twitter once more to reiterate the importance of making the right decision, that is to avoid drinking and driving or at least, letting someone drive for you, if you ever get to drink a little too much. This is not just for your own safety but of others on the road as well.

Dwayne’s cousin, WWE’s Lina Fenene also updated a photo on her Instagram account, documenting Dwayne’s visit to her. The members of the family were said to have even been goofing around in the pictures. Instead of dwelling on the negatives of the accident, Fenene also highlighted their luck that they are still very much alive and kicking.

Real Cause of the Accident
As of posting time, further details about the accident are still to be revealed. However, a Los Angeles car accident attorney reiterates that drunk driving can really put your, and other lives in danger. That is why one should make the right decision and avoid drinking and driving.

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August 08, 2014

Great White Shark Attacks Manhattan Swimmer

50-year-old Steven Robles was doing his routine two-mile routine swim at the Manhattan Beach, California. This is something that the real estate broker form Lomita has been doing every weekend with more than a dozen of his friends. He has been enjoying this physical activity for the longest time. This weekend though he got a surprise that he was not expecting at all.

Shark Attack
Last weekend, Robles was doing his routine swim with his friends when a shark suddenly appeared and attacked him. He recalled what happened and couldn’t believe that he survived. Robles claimed that the shark came up from the bottom of the water, looked at him, and attacked him right then and there. The sharked lunged at and locked into his chest. Instinctively he grabbed the shark’s nose and tried to pry the great white shark’s mouth open. He was able to escape, so as the shark.

Rare and Uncommon Attacks
According to the International Shark Attack File’s (ISAF) report released last February 19, 2014, shark attacks are quite a rare occurrence in the United States. In fact, over the past 14 years, the number of people attacked by these predators hovered from 30-50 cases a year. Of the number of attacks recorded, only one to three victims died while tens got injured. In California, only one, non-fatal shark attack was recorded last 2013. However, shark attacks are one of the most dangerous kinds of animal attacks killing thousands of people all over the world annually.

July 24, 2014

Winning Your Claims through the Responsible Use of Social Media

Since the introduction of Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites have become popular, more and more people have been hooked and started using these services. People have gotten used to the social media age that they share almost everything on their own pages. While this helps one person open up to the world, sometimes, people tend to share too much of themselves that it gets them into trouble.

Some things, as they say, are better left unsaid, or unshared. In the social media world, doing such can get you the ire of others. You may lose followers or your so-called friends. It can even lead to the closure of your account for reports of abuse. Certainly, you would want to make sure that you share the right information on your social media accounts to avoid such troubles.

Gag Orders
Some people make this mistake of sharing information about the personal injury cases they have filed in their social media accounts. While this may seem harmless as one might actually be telling the truth. However this could also make you lose in the case you have filed. Just in case you don’t know it, the court puts a premium in protecting all of the parties in the cases that they handle, especially minors, trade secrets, and more. While the truth must be known, there are some things that should not really be discussed in public. Things like case details and the pieces of evidence that are used in courts are just some of these. This is the reason why courts issue a gag order to both parties involved in the claims to make sure that the case will be judged only based on one claims’ merits. Many people have been cited in contempt for violating these gag orders from the courts. Some even end up having their personal injury claims dismissed because of this.