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Lime & Bird Electric Scooters - Tips to Keep you Safe

When electric scooters were first made available for public use in cities, they were heralded as a green, fun, and efficient way to get around. Unfortunately, they’ve also been the cause of a number of injuries and even some deaths.

With summer here, electric scooter use will be more prevalent than in any other season. So here are five reasons why Lime and Bird electric scooters are dangerous and five tips to help you stay safe if you choose to ride one.

1. Design Defects

Lime and Bird electric scooters have been known to have a number of design defects that can make them dangerous. For example, the throttle can get stuck, the brakes can fail, and the steering can malfunction.

2. Top-Heavy

Because electric scooters are top-heavy, they’re more likely to tip over than a traditional bicycle. This is especially dangerous at high speeds when a rider could easily be thrown from the scooter.

3. Poor Instructions

When you rent a Lime or Bird scooter, you’re given very little instruction on how to use it. You’re essentially left to figure it out on your own. This can lead to riders not understanding how to properly use the scooter, which increases the likelihood of sustaining an injury.

4. They’re Not Well-Lit

Another safety issue with Lime and Bird scooters is that they’re not well-lit. This means that riders are less visible to drivers and more likely to be involved in an accident.

5. They’re Not Widely Regulated

Unlike traditional bicycles, there are few laws regulating the use of electric scooters. This means that nearly anyone can ride one, regardless of their age or experience level. And that can lead to accidents.

Fortunately, some states have taken action to regulate the use of electric scooters, restricting the age of riders to 16.

Tips to Stay Safe on Lime and Bird Electric Scooters

1. Wear a Helmet

As with bicycles, electric scooters leave the operator completely exposed. The most significant precaution you can take is to protect your head with a helmet.

2. Be Aware of Your Surroundings

Because they’re so unpredictable, it’s important to be on the lookout for potholes, bumps, and other obstacles that could cause you to lose control.

3. Use the Scooter’s Lights

If you’re riding at night, be sure to use the scooter’s lights so that you’re visible to drivers.

4. Stay Off Busy Roads

Whenever possible, stick to side streets and paths where there’s less traffic.

5. Follow All Local Laws and Regulations

Even if you live in a state that doesn’t regulate electric scooter use, you should still follow the rules of the road and obey traffic laws.

Contact Queen Yasmine Injury Law

Finally, if you or a loved one were injured in a scooter accident, you should hire an experienced accident lawyer at Queen Yasmine Injury Law to help you understand your rights to compensation for your injuries.

At Queen Yasmine Injury Law, we fight aggressively and passionately to help ensure the best results for you and your family. Attorney Yasmine Djawadian has recovered over $45 million for injured clients and is available 24/7 to recover on your behalf, as well. You won’t face any legal fees unless you win your case, so go ahead and call our firm today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Summer Motorcycle Riding: What You Need to Know

riding a motorcycle past a sunset

If you're like most riders, you probably can't wait to get out on the open road and enjoy the freedom that comes with motorcycle riding. But before you hit the highway, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Did you know that 97% of motorcycle accidents occur when the weather is clear or only cloudy? What's more, 59% occur during daylight hours. So it's safe to conclude that the summer months provide peak conditions for motorcycle accidents.

Other Reasons Why Accidents Are More Prevalent during the Summer

The warmer weather also means that more people are out and about. This increased traffic can put a strain on even the most experienced riders.

Another hazard to be aware of is road construction. With the summer months comes an increase in road work. This can lead to uneven surfaces, debris, and other hazards that can cause an accident.

And let's not forget about the increased risk of drunk driving. With more outdoor events and parties taking place, there is a greater chance that you will encounter a drunk driver.

With so many potentialities that could lead to accidents, you might be afraid to take your motorcycle on the road. While it's understandable to take these issues seriously, you can still have fun this summer. But you need an action plan in place to help keep you safe.

Tips to Keep You Safe This Summer

While you can certainly add your own, the following tips should be included in every motorcyclist's action plan. They will improve your chances of having an enjoyable—and safe—time on the road.

What to Do if You Get into an Accident

Despite taking all the necessary precautions, accidents can still happen. If you do find yourself in a collision, here are a few things you should do:

By following these tips, you can help ensure that summer riding is safe and enjoyable for you and other drivers around you.

Contact Queen Yasmine Law

Finally, if you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, you should hire an experienced accident lawyer at Queen Yasmine Injury Law to help you understand your rights to compensation for your injuries.

At Queen Yasmine Injury Law, we fight aggressively and passionately to help ensure the best results for you and your family. Attorney Yasmine Djawadian has recovered over $45 million for injured clients and is available 24/7 to recover on your behalf, as well.  You won’t face any legal fees unless you win your case, so go ahead and call our firm today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Fact Sheet

riding a motorcycle

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. During this time, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to help vehicle drivers and motorists practice safe riding practices and cooperation. This effort will help lower the number of injuries and fatalities on the highway.

Highway Facts

Motorist Safety Tips

Motorcyclist Safety Tips

Contact Queen Yasmine

Finally, if you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, you should contact Queen Yasmine to help you understand your rights to compensation for your injuries.
Attorney Yasmine Djawadian will fight aggressively and passionately to help ensure the best results for you and your family. Queen Yasmine has recovered over $45 million for injured clients and is available 24/7 to recover on your behalf, as well.  You won’t face any legal fees unless you win your case, so go ahead and call our firm today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

National Safe Boating Week

With over 5,000 boating accidents in the USA per year and the weather warming up, it’s time once again to learn about safe boating practices. National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27, brought to you by the National Safe Boating Council and the NOAA. There are plenty of online resources to learn more about staying safe on and around boats, but here are some good tips to keep in mind.

Boat Safety Tips

Contact Queen Yasmine

Finally, if you or a loved one were injured in a boating accident, you should consult an experienced accident lawyer at Queen Yasmine Personal Injury Law to help you understand your rights to compensation for your injuries.
At Queen Yasmine Personal Injury Law we fight aggressively and passionately to help ensure the best results for you and your family. Attorney Yasmine Djawadian has recovered over $45 million for injured clients and is available 24/7 to recover on your behalf, as well.  You won’t face any legal fees unless you win your case, so go ahead and call our firm today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Exercise In Senior Living Facilities Improves Quality Of Life

As the baby boomer population increases, healthcare costs have also risen as many seniors have forgone exercise during their elderly years. Once used as a mode of transportation, walking began to change with the diminishment of walkable neighborhoods. The distance between the local store, church, park, or restaurant no longer provided connectivity that kept them walking. Along with urban growth and development, safety concerns have also increased. Then retirement has decreased the amount of activity levels for many seniors, especially those on a fixed income. Yet, others have given up on exercise due to injury, further declining their ability to move. The list of reasons is vast, yet it's important to know that it is never too late to get started with exercise for seniors.

However, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), armed with the knowledge that fitness is important for preventing health problems, continued independence, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, only 27% of the senior population meet the recommendations of moderate exercise and strength training.

Fortunately, to get seniors moving and reduce health care costs, health insurance companies are paying for senior fitness programs at health clubs across the country. If you are an AARP member, you have access to their free interactive online fitness classes and health and wellness workshops. With online access, you can also find fitness professionals offering free workouts via YouTube videos.

If you are currently living a sedentary lifestyle in a residential care facility, listed below are some guidelines to help you get started with exercise for seniors:

  1. Aerobic Activity — For the senior who has been inactive, an aerobic exercise activity such as walking, water aerobics, stationary bike, or senior aerobics class 3-5 days a week at a light to moderate intensity for 20-30 minutes is recommended. As your fitness level increases, you'll want to add more time to the workouts.
  2. Resistance Training — To stay strong, you'll want to develop muscle strength, increase the endurance of muscle activity, and increase muscle power to stop a fall or get up from a chair without aid. The recommendations for the senior just starting a resistance program are to keep the resistance low and focus on proper technique. This way, you'll reduce injury and allow the body to adapt to the new activity. A minimum of 2 days per week are the recommendations for resistance training.
  3. Balance Training — With muscle decline, the likelihood of falling increases. Balance training can help. By adding balance training to your routine 2-3 days a week, you'll reduce the chance of falling and maintain mobility levels. Start by holding on to something sturdy while lifting one foot off the ground for a moment, then gradually reduce the support needed.
  4. Flexibility — Sustained or static stretching is the recommended form of stretching for seniors. With an appropriate stretching program, you’ll gain and increase in flexibility and improve range of motion (ROM) in the joints. A good stretching regimen is consistent with the other forms of exercise at least 2-days per week. You’ll find increased benefit at 7-days per week. Repeating the stretch up to four times with a 15-60 second hold is recommended. A chair can be used to assist with stretching if your balance for standing is limited. If you think of stretching from the neck down, you’ll hit all the major muscle groups of the body. Think neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, pelvis, hips, and legs to start with. As your flexibility improves you can further your practice with more complex stretches.

You Have Options If A Senior Living Facility Fails

When you entrust your loved ones to the care of a nursing home or senior living facility because they need more care than you can provide for them, you expect that they will be kept safe and cared for properly. Queen Yasmine Personal Injury Law is committed to bring to justice those who abuse and neglect our elders and nursing home residents. You can trust our compassionate San Diego nursing home abuse lawyers to fight for the rights and the protection of your loved ones.

Our team will evaluate your nursing home neglect case for FREE. Call 858-304-2774 or submit details of your case in our form and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.

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