Monthly Archives: May 2017

4 Ways to Keep Your Motorcycling Skills Sharp

The motorcycling attorneys here at the Metier Law Firm just can’t stop talking about motorcycle safety, so it’s a good thing that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Unfortunately, this month is coming to an end, but we still have a ton of safety knowledge to pass on to you. Here are some tips to help you level up your motorcycling skills. Four Methods to Keep Your Motorcycling Skills Sharp Adjusting Your Attitude– You may be a good rider, but you will never become the best rider you can be unless you are willing to get better. Seek out new motorcycle knowledge, learn from the stories of other riders, and most importantly, learn from your own mistakes. We all make mistakes, but the best learn from those mistakes. Practice Makes Perfect– Crashes happen fast. Often you don’t have time to think about what would be the best way to avoid…
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What if Your Brain Injury Causes Anxiety and Depression?

If you or a loved one has had a serious brain injury, you know what a struggle it can be to recover. In many situations, the effects of a serious brain injury last long after the initial recovery process. The brain affect moods, personality, and emotional responses. A serious injury can change brain chemistry and cause new conditions never experienced before to arise. A recent article in the Huffington post highlights the struggle of patient, Amy Zellmer, experienced after being injured slipping on a patch of ice. She started experiencing serious anxiety and depression months after the initial injury. She experienced crying while watching anything on television, and feeling deep sadness for no apparent reason for months. She found out that it is typical for mental symptoms to get worse and have new issues appear following a traumatic injury. Dealing with a lengthy recovery process, and the changes in mental…
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How Did America Lose World Champion Nicky Hayden?

The MotoGP Championship of 2006 was not an easy racing year. Back and forth dogfights between championship leaders Valentino Rossi, Dani Pedrosa and American Nicky Hayden were fierce. However, Hayden weathered the storm and became the 2006 world champion. Now, in the twilight of his career, the Kentucky Kid had joined the World Superbike Championship, but a new tragedy has cut his bid for further glory short. How Did We Lose MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden? At Estoril during the 2006 MotoGP season, Nicky’s hopes to win the title were dashed. His teammate and fellow championship contender, Dani Pedrosa, speared Hayden’s motorcycle. The crash took both riders out of the points, but not out of contention. At the Valencia round, Valentino Rossi, the championship leader, crashed in the race’s opening laps. This created a point deficit the Italian couldn’t overcome, and Nicky won the championship by crossing the line in…
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