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Prince Michael Jackson Injured in California Motorcycle Crash

Prince Michael Jackson, oldest son of the late music legend Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe, was recently hospitalized following a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, Jackson was riding his bike on wet pavement when he lost control of the bike. He wiped out and was injured badly enough to require an ambulance to transport him to the hospital. While inside the ambulance, he posted a photo on Instagram of his feet riding on a gurney. Jackson did not break any bones and was able to travel to classes not long after the accident. Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents Here is a list of some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in California. Driving too fast for road conditions Unsafe lane changes Lane splitting, or driving between two lanes of traffic Inexperienced drivers Left turn accidents Motorcycle defects Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol…
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What Can I Do If I’m a Passenger Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?

A car accident can be terrifying and lead to catastrophic injuries, but motorcycle accidents are often even worse. People who are on the motorcycle during the collision usually don’t walk away without some sort of injury. If you are a passenger who is injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s important that you know and understand all your legal options. Who Can I File a Claim Against? After a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering what you should do, or who you should be filing a claim with so that you can get your medical expenses reimbursed. As a passenger, there are a few different parties you may file a claim against, including: Motorcycle Operator – If the motorcycle operator was responsible for the accident, you may file a claim against them. Since this person is probably a family member or a close friend, you may be hesitant to file a…
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An Overview of California Motorcycle Safety Laws

Whether you are a daily rider, a weekend warrior, or are just looking to get a motorcycle, it is important that you know California motorcycle safety laws. Understanding the law and all safety requirements can save you a lot of time and money, but even more importantly, it could save your life. California Motorcycle Safety Laws Below, we will briefly summarize the do’s and don’ts of motorcycle safety, including required equipment, prohibited gear, and traffic laws for motorcycles on the roads. Required Equipment Daytime use of a headlight is required for vehicles manufactured after 1977. A rider should not drive a motorcycle with handlebars positioned so that they must hold their hands more than six inches above their shoulders to grip the bars while sitting in the seat. Left and right side mirrors are required by law. Full mufflers are required. Cut outs, or other similar bypasses are prohibited. Turn…
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