Personal Protective Equipment for Bikers

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There’s nothing that compares to the feeling you get on a motorcycle—the sense of freedom, the wind in your face, you against the elements. But that feeling comes at a cost—the risk of injury is significantly higher on a bike than in a car. For that reason, many bikers choose to use personal equipment (PPE) to minimize the risk of serious injury. Personal protective equipment can serve a number of purposes, from lessening the impact of a fall or increasing visibility (to other motorists) to abrasion control or weather protection. Here are some of the tools bikers use to take some of the potential sting out of riding.

  • An approved helmet—Studies show that more than a third of motorcycle accidents result in impact with the chin bar. A full-face helmet can eliminate most of the trauma caused by this impact. Such a helmet can also reduce the risk of road rash and permanent scarring/disfigurement of the face.
  • Clothing—Many bikers wear heavy-duty jackets and pants, made from leather, Kevlar, Cordura, ballistic nylon or other materials. The jackets usually include extra padding in the elbows and the pants can have similar protective material in the knees. Jackets and pants can also have a hard armor-like shell, often worn by competition riders.
  • Gloves—Gloves are also available in Kevlar, leather and similar materials, and may include special padding around the knuckles. The gloves are typically curved to allow better control on the handlebars.
  • Goggles or a helmet visor—If you don’t wear a full-face helmet, you can still protect your eyes and most of your face with goggles. It’s not uncommon to hit bugs or have small stones kick up from the roadway.
  • Boots—Most motorcycle boots are reinforced around the toes and ankles, either with steel, titanium plating or synthetic materials. Also, make certain the soles are rubber, not leather.

Contact Weber & Nierenberg

At Weber & Nierenberg, we bring over 30 years of experience to people in and around San Francisco Bay area who have been injured in a motorcycle accident. We built our practice on a strong commitment to personal service and attention. We’ll take the time to learn the unique aspects of your case, so that we can tailor our representation to get the outcome you want. When you hire us to help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses, Joe Nierenberg will work directly with you throughout the process.

To set up a free initial consultation with an experienced California motorcycle accident injury attorney, contact Weber & Nierenberg by e-mail or call our office at 1-866-288-6010.

Motorcyclist Dies From Collision with Car, East 13th & Simmons Streets, Antioch, 2/3/15

A motorcyclist who collided with a car in the evening of Tuesday, February 3, 2015 near the intersection of East 13th and Simmons Streets, Antioch, California was fatally injured.

Our firm has successfully handled many motorcycle accident cases, which often result in serious and permanent injuries, or death, and have obtained compensation for the victims or their families from the responsible parties.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are also well-experienced in motorcycle accidents, as well as automobile, truck and bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, falls, and other accidents including those involving serious injuries or wrongful death, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding injuries or wrongful death from a pedestrian, auto, bicycle, motorcycle, bus accident, fall or other type of personal injury or wrongful death, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Motorcyclist in Fatal Collision with Car, Then Strikes Pedestrian, at McAllister & Van Ness, San Francisco on 1/10/15

Fatal injuries were suffered by a motorcyclist who collided with a car in the afternoon of January 10, 2015 at the intersection of McAllister Street and Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California. After the motorcycle collided with the car, it also struck and injured a pedestrian.

Our firm has successfully handled many motorcycle accident cases, which often result in serious and permanent injuries, or death, and have obtained compensation for the victims or their families from the responsible parties.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are also well-experienced in motorcycle accidents, as well as automobile, truck and bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, falls, and other accidents including those involving serious injuries or wrongful death, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding injuries or wrongful death from a pedestrian, auto, bicycle, motorcycle, bus accident, fall or other type of personal injury or wrongful death, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

61-Year Old Motorcyclist Dies When Knocked Down by Big Rig on Mission Blvd., Fremont, on 10/8/14

In the early afternoon of October 8, 2014 at approx. 1:18 p.m., a 61 year-old man riding a Kawasaki motorcycle on Mission Boulevard in Fremont (off Highway 880 near Kato Road) was knocked from his motorcycle by the rear axle of a big-rig double tanker trailer. The unfortunate motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries. The big-rig driver left the scene, and a California Highway Patrol investigation is ongoing.

Our firm has successfully handled numerous cases involving wrongful death from motorcycle, automobile, truck and other accidents, obtaining compensation for the families of the victims from the responsible parties.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in automobile and motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents including those involving wrongful death, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding injuries or wrongful death from a pedestrian, auto, bicycle, motorcycle, bus accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Female Motorcyclist Run Over at Bay Bridge Toll Plaza on 8/28/14

On August 28, 2014, a 34-year old woman was struck by a car and killed after she was ejected from her motorcycle and lay on the pavement near the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza in Oakland.

Our firm has successfully handled numerous cases involving wrongful death from vehicle and other accidents, obtaining compensation for the families of the victims from the responsible parties.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, auto and bicycle accidents including those involving wrongful death, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding injuries or wrongful death from a pedestrian, auto, bicycle, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With SUV on Bear Creek Road, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA on 9/9/13

On the afternoon of Monday, September 9, 2013, a man driving a motorcycle was involved in a collision with an SUV on Bear Creek Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries. Reports indicate that the SUV driver was attempting to make a left turn.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in motorcycle accidents, including those involving wrongful death, as well as auto, bus, truck, pedestrian and bicycle accident cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a pedestrian accident or auto, motorcycle, bicycle, bus accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Motorcyclist Severely Injured in Collision with Car on Deer Hill and N. Thompson, Lafayette, CA on 4/21/13

On Sunday afternoon, April 21, 2013 at about 1:25 p.m., a collision occurred at the intersection of North Thompson Road and Deer Hill Road in Lafayette between a motorcycle and an auto.

The 70-year old man operating the motorcycle suffered severe injuries and was transported to the hospital.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in motorcycle accidents, including many that involve wrongful death, as well as auto, bicycle and pedestrian accident cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident, auto accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Motorcyclist Struck by Jeep on Port Chicago Highway in Concord on 3/26/13

At approximately 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, a jeep driven by an elderly man struck a motorcyclist on Port Chicago Highway in Concord. The 39-year old motorcyclist suffered severe fractures of his leg and was taken to a nearby hospital.

The personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in motorcycle accident cases, including those involving serious injuries, broken bones or wrongful death, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Motorcyclist Struck by Car on A Street & Mission in Hayward on 3/19/13

At approximately 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2013, a car struck a motorcyclist near the intersection of A Street and Mission Boulevard in Hayward. The motorcyclist was thrown from his motorcycle and taken to a nearby hospital.

The personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in motorcycle accident cases, including those involving serious injuries, broken bones or wrongful death, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Motorcyclist Struck by Car on North Kelly Road in Napa on 3/12/13

At approximately 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, a male motorcyclist was in a collision with a car at the intersection of North Kelly Road and Executive Way in Napa, CA. The driver of the car was allegedly attempting to make a left turn and failed to yield to the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Motorcyclists are at risk for serious injuries caused through no fault of their own. The personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced about motorcycle accident cases and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

 
 
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