Motorcycle Accident Police Training

On October 21, 2010, in Safety Tips, by admin
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Motorcycles vs. car collisions, which frequently result in serious injury and significant property damage, present a unique challenge for law enforcement officers. With more and more motorcycles on the roads, the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy has implemented live crash testing into their curriculum so the officers can understand the dynamics of a motorcycle collision.

According to Dale Smith, Traffic Safety Program Manager at the Academy, sixty-five percent of all motorcycle collisions involve another vehicle failing to yield right of way and pulling out in front of a motorcycle.

The course teaches students how to calculate collision speeds, write a reconstruction report and prepare a court testimony in an effort to prepare them for what they will face in a real life scenario.

Count on News 2 recently ran a segment on the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s crash test training. Click here to view the story.

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Following a motorcycle accident, choosing the right lawyer is one of the most important things you can do to ensure you are justly compensated for your injuries. Before going to your initial meeting with the lawyer, have a list of questions prepared. Below are some basic questions to get you started. In order to be happy with the final outcome of your case, you must first feel comfortable with the person hired to represent you and protect your rights.

1. How long has the lawyer and the firm been practicing law?

2. Does the lawyer have professional liability insurance?

(Professional liability insurance also protects you in case an error is made that damages your case.)

3. What rights do I have that need protection and what do I need to do to protect them?

  • What forms and papers do I need to get?
  • What claim letters need to be sent; what forms need to be filled out; how many insurance companies must be notified?
  • Can you do this for me?

4. Do you charge a contingency fee?

(A contingency fee is one that is charged at the end of the case and only if you are successful.  This allows anyone who has been hurt in an accident to have easy access to a lawyer.)

5. What percentage will you charge me if my case is settled prior to a lawsuit?

6. What percentage will you charge me if my case is settled after a lawsuit is started?

7. Will I be required to pay for any case expenses prior to settlement or will you advance expenses for me?

8. Will I be charged an additional fee for filling out medical insurance forms or processing my medical insurance claims?

9. Will I be charged an additional fee for helping me to collect reimbursement for my property damage?

10. If I have PIP or Med-Pay coverage, will I be charged an additional fee for helping me to recover these?

11. Will I be charged an additional fee for helping me to collect my lost wages for lost income?

12. Who will pay my medical bills; physical therapy bills; drug bills; transportation expenses; temporary or permanent household help; lost income; property damage; and pain and suffering?

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