Personal Injury Attorney, Eva Brindisi Pearlman, Urges Drivers to Expect To See Motorcycles on the Roads.
Utica, NY, July 28, 2015: Personal Injury Attorney, Eva Brindisi Pearlman, partner at the Law Offices of Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman, has posted a new article on the law offices website entitled “Motorcyclists Are At Greater Risk on The Road.” While motorcycle enthusiasts enjoy a sense of freedom, they also put their lives at greater risk, as Ms. Pearlman points out.
Pearlman writes, “The number of motorcycle fatalities continues to increase annually. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (www.ghsa.org) reports that in 2013, there were 4,668 motorcyclists killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes.” She continues adding, “This is not due to an increase in motorcycles on the road, but due to the greater distractions of drivers behind the wheel.”
Pearlman has posted an article from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, as she says, “in hopes that more people will become aware of the vulnerability of motorcycles sharing the roads with cars and trucks
The MSF article, entitled, “The MSF Encourages Drives to Expect To See Motorcycles”, begins with a quote from MSF President Tim Buche who writes, “When two cars collide, the result is often minor damage that’s repaired a few weeks later once insurance kicks in. However, when a car hits a motorcyclist, there is often direct vehicle-to-human contact. I can’t imagine the lasting guilt of doing harm to a person who has a life, and family who loves them, especially if that harm is the result of a momentary lapse of attention. This can all be avoided by making a conscious effort to drive fully engaged and undistracted.”
According to the article, “Over half of all fatal motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle. Most of the time, the car or truck driver, not the motorcyclist, is at fault. There are a lot more cars and trucks than motorcycles on the road, and some drivers don’t “recognize” a motorcycle – they ignore it (usually unintentionally).”
The use of cell phones, rather hands free or hand held are cited as the greatest distractions. Mental distraction, even with eyes on the road can also lead to disaster within seconds. As the article states, “The goal should be to completely free up the mind to focus on the task at hand – driving and watching for others, and doing so safely.” (http://www.msf-usa.org/news.aspx#/details/35)
Pearlman urges all drivers to “Please be safe this summer and always keep your attention on the road where it belongs. “ She cautions, “This can save the life of a motorcyclist, as well as yourself and your passengers!”
The entire article can be found http://bmbplawyers.com/motorcyclists-are-at-greater-risk-on-the-road/
About Eva Brindisi Pearlman
Eva Brindisi Pearlman, was born in Utica, New York. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York, in 1986. She also graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Virginia, in 1989. After law school, Ms. Pearlman continued her education and graduated with a Masters of Law in Taxation (LLM) from University of Baltimore, Maryland, Graduate Tax Program, in 1993.
Ms. Pearlman moved back to Central New York in 1997 to join a family practice founded by her father, Louis T. Brindisi. She is currently practicing law as a partner at the law firm of Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman, LLP.
Ms. Pearlman practices in the field of civil litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury law. Ms. Pearlman has handled thousands of civil cases and has secured millions of dollars in settlements for her clients, many of which have been won through participating in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediations and arbitrations.
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