On August 18, 2008 at approximately 6 PM, a road rage incident took place involving a green motorcycle -V- white pickup truck.  The white pickup passed on the right shoulder, clipping the motorcycle and causing it to go down on right shoulder of roadway and severely injure the biker. This incident occurred approximately 1.5 – 2 miles past Carnes Crossroads towards Cane Bay High School. If you have knowledge of this accident, please contact Uricchio Law Firm at 843- 795-9300. Biker is disabled Marine.

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Ever wonder what it’s like to ride Harley-Davidson’s® 2011 Blackline® motorcycles? Here’s a little taste of what you can expect:

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Producing one of the most attractive and high-performance bikes in the world, Victory should be on everyone’s list when looking to purchase a new bike. Learn more about the brand and the engineers behind this exceptional company by viewing the video below:

What do you think? Would you purchase a Victory bike?

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The best motorcycle brand is always in constant debate. To me, each motorcycle brand has its pros and cons, making it difficult for me to choose my favorite.

Below are my top 10 motorcycle brands (in NO particular order):

1. BMW: One of the reasons why I love BMW is because they offer a wide range of diverse bikes for all preferences. Whether you’re looking for a more urban-based motorcycle, a sports-feel, or wish to take your motorcycle on long, leisurely drives, BMW has something for all tastes.

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Image above taken from bmwblog.com.

2. Ducati: Manufacturing some of the most sleek and attractive motorcycles on the market, Ducati knows how to appeal to the eye and motorcycle-lover. With high-performance models, including the Superbike, Monster, Streetfighter, Hypermotard, Multistrada and the new Diavel, Ducati is one of the leading motorcycle brands in the world.

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3. Honda: Great for all motorcyclists, no matter your experience level, Honda produces some of the most diverse bikes that are not only easy to ride but also great looking. Honda offers bikes for long drives, sport touring, cruising, motorsports, and they also offer scooters for short drives and convenient rides.

View some of their great motorcycle models on their website.

Image above taken from HondaVehicles.info.

4. Kawasaki: Arguably best known for their Ninja bike, Kawasaki is a leading motorcycle brand. But Kawasaki also offers dozens of other types of motorcycles, from street cruisers to motocross bikes, and touring motorcycles to dual purpose bikes. One of their most attractive bikes, in my opinion, is the Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero, which is one of their premier touring bikes.

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5. Suzuki: Similar to Honda, Suzuki offers motorcycles for all levels of experience. Suzuki provides a great range of choices in their Sport, Cruiser, Touring, Standard, Supermoto, DualSport, and Scooter bikes. And currently, they’re offering $1000.00 off of certain models for a limited time.

Browse the Suzuki selection.

Image above taken from TwoWheelsBlog.com.

What’s your favorite motorcycle brand?

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motorcycle insuranceFor first-time motorcycle purchasers, the thrill of taking your brand new bike for a cruise is truly indescribable. It’s an exciting time when you first ride off the dealer’s lot on your shiny new bike and feel the road beneath your tires. But it’s extremely important to remember to purchase motorcycle insurance before you even start riding your first few feet.  All motorcyclists are required by law to have bodily injury liability and property damage liability.

The first step to finding the right motorcycle insurance is to do your research. If you’re happy with your current car insurance provider, ask if they also offer motorcycle insurance. If not, ask other motorcyclists what insurance companies they use. Some of the most popular motorcycle insurance companies include:

Allstate: With rates starting as low as $100, Allstate provides motorcyclists with motorcycle coverage that includes Accident Forgiveness, Deductable Rewards®, and new motorcycle replacement.  Allstate also offers the option to receive Motorcycle Medical Payments, or Personal Injury Protection, which provides coverage for medical costs and even for loss of wages should you need to miss work due to your injuries.

To get a free quote for your motorcycle, click here.

Progressive: With policies starting at just $95 per year, it’s no wonder Progressive is rated one of the top motorcycle insurance providers. And one of their biggest perks is that they offer 24 / 7 roadside assistance, should your motorcycle breakdown, for less than $1 per month.

Progressive also insures automobiles, boats, motor homes, travel trailers, snowmobiles, commercial automobiles, homeowners insurance, condominium insurance, renters insurance, and mobile home insurance. They pretty much can cover it all!

To get a free quote for your motorcycle, click here.

Geico: Covering sport, cruiser, and dirt bikes, Geico offers motorcycle coverage for whatever bike you’ve got.  When you choose Geico as your motorcycle insurance provider, you get flexible payment plans that work best for you, as well as motorcycle insurance discount options.

To get a free quote for your motorcycle, click here.

For more information about motorcycle coverage, click here.

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I love watching motorcycle stunts (note that I didn’t say I love doing motorcycle stunts). I leave that to the professionals who actually perform stunts for a living. Below is a great video of a motorbike stunt rider. To prevent personal injury and a motorcycle accident, do not attempt to perform any of the actions performed in this video.

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Hop on the BMW K1600 GTL

On March 29, 2011, in Motorcycle News, by admin

In the below video, you’ll get a small insight into how the new 2012 BMW K1600 GTL rides.

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motorcycle accident attorneyIf you’re involved in a motorcycle accident and you do not have a legal representative, it’s important to get one immediately. When you have a personal injury attorney available to investigate your case, he or she will interview witnesses, take photographs of the accident scene and other vehicles involved.

An excellent personal injury attorney will also ensure that you receive proper medical care with zero out-of-pocket expenses. Your attorney will then prepare documents and information to help you receive an appropriate settlement. If the personal injury attorney believes that your case needs to go to trial, then he or she will prepare it to do so.

If you’ve put off filing a lawsuit after a motorcycle accident, you still might have time to file. South Carolina law states that you have at least 2 years from the date of an accident to file your lawsuit and serve on the “at fault” party.

Depending on your claim, your settlement and injury compensations will differ. Money and compensation you receive from lawsuits are typically based on medical expenses and other elements of injury and / or damage incurred from the motorcycle accident.

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Dangers of Lane Splitting

On February 10, 2011, in Safety Tips, by admin

Lane splitting, which is depicted in the video below, is extremely dangerous and has led to thousands of motorcycle accidents. See the video below of a motorcyclist lane splitting:

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As you might already be aware, there is no South Carolina law that requires motorcyclists to wear helmets. However, although you’re not required to wear helmets, it’s always a good idea to wear one for safety purposes. Motorcycle accidents are just that, accidents. You can’t prevent the way others drive on the road.  Even if you’re a highly experience biker, there is always the chance of being involved in a motorcycle accident with a motor vehicle or other bike.

Image above taken from Motorcycle-Superstore.com.

When you wear a helmet, not only can you prevent severe brain damage, but you can also prevent death. If you’re ever in a motorcycle accident and your head smacks the ground, curb, or any other brain object, the brain rattles against the scull, which can cause internal bleeding or swelling—all of which can lead to death or lifetime brain injury. In order to prevent impact, a motorcycle helmet is required.

A helmet is comprised of an outer shell and an inner lining that works by absorbing energy. The inner lining is the most important component of a helmet, since it is the element that absorbs the impact. The lining controls the movement of your head and absorbs energy that would force your head from side to side.

And it’s always a good idea to get a full-coverage helmet to prevent facial abrasions in case of an accident.

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