The Delaware Department of Transportation and AAA released a statement concerning a large number of motorcycle fatalities in the state. In May, 2019, there were 6 motorcycle fatalities in Delaware, and all of them were linked to excessive speed. Each one of these crashes took the life of a biker, each under the age of 42. Sadly, these crashes were largely preventable, had the bikers or motorists only behaved differently.
As bikers ourselves, we know the thrill of riding the open road. Speed can be intoxicating, and can enhance the feeling of power. But speed kills. Time and time again, motorcycle fatalities are linked to speeding. None of these six bikers would have chosen to speed had they known they would lose their life as a result. And none of the motorists involved in these crashes would have been speeding had they known their behavior would take a life. Regardless of which vehicle is speeding, the motorcyclist will always be the one to lose as they have no protection and are vulnerable when a crash occurs. This is why we encourage all motorists and bikers to ride with care: it is your life on the line.
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Sometimes crashes occur – whether the fault of a motorist or a biker. When a crash involves injuries, we urge you to reach out to us at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE. When you call us, you will speak with our team of experienced attorneys that have handled hundreds of motorcycle crash cases. We will patiently listen to your story and then advise you of the law. We may be able to help pursue your case, but even if we cannot, we will provide you with some next steps you can take on your own in order to maximize compensation.
Injuries, such as head injuries and broken bones, are stressful on both the body and the mind. When you are hurt, you need time to focus on health and rehabilitation. It is, therefore, unfortunate when this time of rest is disturbed by repeated phone calls from insurance company adjusters. The insurance company is always eager to get you to accept their settlement offer, often for far less than you deserve. This is how they stay in business, after all! We encourage you to focus on your health and allow us to deal with the insurance company. With the team at the Law Firm of Kass & Moses on your side, you stand to gain a fair and just settlement for your injuries.
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Delaware Motorcycle Law
Requirements for legally riding a motorcycle vary from state to state. The Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of Delaware’s motorcycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- Delaware motorcycle helmet laws are a bit confusing. All riders under the age of 19 must wear a helmet and approved eye protection. But all riders, no matter what their age, must have an approved helmet and eye protection with them at all times when riding.
- Although lane splitting is not specifically prohibited, it is best to avoid it. Since it is not mentioned it current law, it represents a gray area and should be avoided.
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