Blazejewski & Hansen Learn About Motorcycle Safety

Eva and I have represented many injured motorcyclists throughout our careers as personal injury attorneys here in New Mexico.  We’ve handled all kinds of biker injuries, including debilitating fractures, road rash, soft tissue injuries, and sometimes–unfortunately–worse.

But until this weekend, neither Eva nor myself had ever ridden a real motorcycle.  We’ve both messed around on scooters and dirt bikes, but neither of us really appreciated the power of a Harley.  That changed for both of us when we took the Motorcycle Safety Foundation endorsed Basic Rider Course at Thunderbird Harley-Davidson.

The incredibly beautiful riding range at Thunderbird Harley Davidson in Albuquerque

Now, in the interest of full disclosure–I will admit right off the bat that I punked out after about a half hour on my bike during the riding range component of the course.  I was just too anxious and scared to ride safely, so I took myself out of the running and instead just observed and learned as much as possible from watching the other riders and our outstanding instructors, Matt and Maureen.

Eva stuck it out until the end, though, and passed both the written and range tests!  She now has her motorcycle endorsement, and a new expensive hobby!

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Eva with her learning bike, a beautiful Harley-Davidson Street 500

Even though I didn’t finish the riding portion, I can’t describe how important I think this course will be to our practice.  We now have deeper knowledge, respect, and appreciation for motorcyclists and we now understand the operation of cycles in a way that will truly benefit the way we advocate for our injured biker clients.  We can now converse much more intelligently with our clients about how their bikes responded to the crash, and about their individual bike’s modifications and mechanics.  We are incredibly excited to bring our new knowledge to our client’s cases in a positive way!

We cannot say enough good things about the folks at Thunderbird.  Austin, Sean, Big Tim, Matt, and Maureen, along with everyone else we’ve met, have been absolutely incredible, taking all the time with us to answer our questions and help put our fears to rest.  And huge respect also to our wonderful classmates, all of whom were nothing but supportive and kind to both me and Eva.  If you are thinking of learning to ride, or if you’ve been riding for years and just want to get your endorsement or bone up on the fundamentals, Thunderbird’s course is for you.  A+ instruction in a safe and supportive, non-judgmental environment, offered with good humor and fun.  You can’t ask for more.

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Blazejewski & Hansen strongly supports our community of riders in New Mexico.  We support biker rights.  Our law firm is a corporate member of the New Mexico Motorcycle Rights Organization and we strongly support the NMMRO’s efforts to lobby for motorcyclist rights in our New Mexico legislature.

 

BLAZEJEWSKI & HANSEN–ALBUQUERQUE, SANTA FE, LAS CRUCES, ROSWELL, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, TUCUMCARI, SANTA ROSA, LAS VEGAS, FARMINGTON, GALLUP, GRANTS, CARLSBAD, RUIDOSO, TAOS NEW MEXICO PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS HANDLING MOTORCYCLE CRASH CASES.  IF YOU HAVE BEEN HURT IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH, CALL US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.  NO FEE UNTIL WE WIN.

 

*Thunderbird Harley-Davidson is in no way responsible for the content of this page or website.  The opinions expressed belong to the author(s).

TEEN DRIVERS: NEED DRIVER’S ED? WE WANT TO HELP.

We believe strongly that good driving habits start early. But we also know that quality driver’s education is expensive and burdensome for many New Mexico families.

That’s why we are extremely excited to announce our first web video contest, “I DRIVE SAFE FOR NEW MEXICO!” We will be awarding an ALL-INCLUSIVE DRIVING SCHOOL COURSE at McGinnis School of Driving to the FIVE winners of this contest (a $445.00 value)!

The McGinnis Minimum All-Inclusive Package includes:

— A total of 30 hours of classroom instruction
— A minimum of 7 hours of behind-the-wheel training
–Workbook and other materials to keep and refer to from the classroom participation.
— Certification of Completion for all MVD’s.
— Access to E-Textbook over the course of the Classroom segment

And both the WRITTEN and ROAD portions of the New Mexico Driver’s Examination.

For more details about the McGinnis All-Inclusive Course, click HERE.

We’re looking for five new teenage drivers who are strongly committed to making our roads safer. So we need to hear from YOU about how you are going to commit to safe driving once you become a licensed New Mexico driver! And we want to hear from you in a video!

Entries are limited to new New Mexico drivers (never before licensed in NM or any other state), ages 15-18, who have never previously taken a driver’s education course (either here in NM or in any other state). Your video entry can be anything you’d like–a song, a skit, or just you speaking to the camera. It can be funny, serious, or something in-between. But make it stand out! Make it uniquely YOU.

You must enter at our FACEBOOK PAGE. Click the “I DRIVE SAFE FOR NEW MEXICO!” link in the left sidebar menu. Submit an entry form with your email and contact information, and a link to your video. Videos must be at least one minute long, but cannot be more than two minutes in total length. You can use either youtube or vimeo to upload your video (but not both). NO VINES. Video MUST be at least one minute in length, but no more than two minutes total! ENTRIES USING VINE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND DISCARDED.

Limit of ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, please. And, importantly, each entry must have their own video! You can appear in a friend’s entry video if you’d like, but if you want to enter the contest yourself, you have to have your own separate video!

The deadline for submissions is Midnight on April 19th, 2017. After that, we (Eva Blazejewski & Heather Hansen) will review all video submissions and we’ll choose the five winning entries. Entrants will be notified by phone/text and email, on April 25, 2017, and then announced on our Facebook page and here on our website. We’ll also post the winning entries on our Facebook page, here on our website, and on our youtube channel. Once we announce the winners, you’ll be able to sign up for your driver’s ed course and we’ll pay for it!

By submitting a video, please note that you agree to abide by all of Blazejewski & Hansen, LLC’s official rules. You also agree that we may use your video and your likeness in our marketing materials, on our website, and on our social media accounts. DO NOT DO ANYTHING RISKY OR DANGEROUS IN YOUR VIDEO ENTRY. We are not responsible or liable for any harm or damage that comes to you or to others from any actions you undertake in the course of filming your video. And we are very unlikely to declare you a winner if you do something risky or dangerous in your video entry!  For complete official rules, please click HERE.

We are so excited to offer this contest in partnership with the country’s oldest and most respected driving school, McGinnis School of Driving. We strongly support the hard work McGinnis School does to educate our state’s drivers and to make our roads safer. We are committed to doing what we can to help our young people become educated, safe drivers who understand the importance of not texting while driving, not driving drunk, not speeding, and not driving while distracted!

If you have questions about this contest, you can contact us at (505) 554-1660 or via email at heather@blazehansenlaw.com.

We can’t wait to see what you all come up with. Good luck!

CONTEST IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH FACEBOOK. FACEBOOK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTEST’S OFFICIAL RULES, AND BEARS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY TERMS OR CONDITIONS OFFERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS CONTEST. THE PRIZE FOR THIS CONTEST IS THE MCGINNIS SCHOOL OF DRIVING’S “MINIMUM ALL-INCLUSIVE” COURSE, A $445.00 VALUE. THE WINNING PARTICIPANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REGISTERING FOR THE COURSE AND COMPLETING THE COURSE REQUIREMENTS. CONTEST OPENS AT MIDNIGHT ON MARCH 15, 2017, AND ENDS ON MIDNIGHT ON APRIL 19, 2017. FIVE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON APRIL 25, 2017. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY PHONE/TEXT AND EMAIL, AND THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE AND ON BLAZEJEWSKI & HANSEN, LLC’S FACEBOOK PAGE.

7 Things To Ask BEFORE You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer

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We’ve written previously about why it is important to really take the time to get to know a prospective attorney before you hire them to handle your personal injury case.  Your case is important to you–it should be important to your attorney, too.  That’s why we’re emphasizing these seven questions that you should ask of every personal injury attorney you speak with about your case.

7 Questions To Ask Before You Hire A Personal Injury Attorney

Will you be the one handling my case from beginning to end, or will someone else be responsible for my case?

Will I be able to reach you on the weekends or after hours if I have an emergency?

Will you help with my property damage claim, or will I be expected to negotiate that part of my case on my own?

If there is limited insurance money available to compensate me for my injuries, will you take more as your fee than I get in my pocket?

How many cases have you personally handled successfully in the last year?

What is your current caseload?  

Do you have time to personally handle my case,? 

If you don’t like the answers you get–walk away!

It is extremely important that you trust your attorney from day one.  If the attorney you meet with refuses to answer any of these questions, think hard about whether you should hire them.  A good attorney offers honest answers, even to tough questions.

Feel free to print this post for easy reference when you meet with a prospective personal injury attorney.  Remember–it’s YOUR injury, and it’s YOUR case.  Choose the attorney who you feel best with, and don’t settle for anything less than excellent.

Blazejewski & Hansen Personal Injury Attorneys ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE REST. 

We handle our client’s cases personally, from beginning to end.  

You will always meet the attorney handling your case when you COME IN for YOUR free consultation. 

We assist our clients with their property damage claims, free of charge.

We provide contact information so that our clients can get in touch with us personally in the event of emergencies after hours and on weekends. 

We maintain a manageable caseload so that we can provide prompt and personal service to our clients. 

We never take more as our fee than our clients receive in their pockets. 

FILL OUR THE FORM BELOW TO REACH OUR LEGAL TEAM.

NO FEE UNTIL WE WIN.  FREE CONSULTATION.  

EXPERIENCED NEW MEXICO CAR AND MOTORCYCLE CRASH ATTORNEYS
WE HAVE RECOVERED MILLIONS FOR INJURED NEW MEXICANS.  20+ YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE.  AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION AND PERSONAL ATTENTION FOR YOUR NEW MEXICO PERSONAL INJURY CASE.  SERVING THE ENTIRE STATE OF NEW MEXICO, INCLUDING ALBUQUERQUE, SANTA FE, LAS CRUCES, TAOS, ROSWELL, FARMINGTON, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, GALLUP, GRANTS, CARLSBAD, SANTA ROSA, RUIDOSO, LOS ALAMOS, PORTALES, AND MORE.  IF YOU HAVE BEEN HURT IN A CAR OR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, A BICYCLE CRASH, OR ANOTHER KIND OF ACCIDENT, WE CAN HELP. CONTACT US TODAY. OUR ATTORNEYS ARE STANDING BY TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR CASE.  (505) 554-1660
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