motorcycle accident in california

With nearly 800,000 registered motorcycles, California is home to the most bikes in the U.S. SInce there are so many people riding on two wheels, the likelihood of catastrophic and even fatal motorcycle accidents rise higher and higher every year. 

The California Office of Traffic Safety suggests between 400 and 500 motorcycle accident fatalities occur annually. With that in mind, if you’ve suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another motorist, it’s essential to consult with a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. 

Contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers today for your free initial consultation. Continue reading to learn more about motorcycle safety facts and what to do if you’re involved in a motorcycle accident. 

How Often Do People Get Into Motorcycle Accidents?

Not all motorcycle accidents are reported. However, research suggests almost 13,000 motorcycle riders suffer injuries in California accidents every year. Further, more than 2,300 motorcycle accidents result in severe injuries. 

What’s essential to note is that about 22% of motorcycle accidents lead to severe injury or fatality. Only 4% of other motor vehicle collisions result in severe injury or fatality. 

What Percentage of Motorcycle Accidents Are Caused By Cars?

Studies suggest that more than 50% of all motorcycle accidents are caused by cars. In most cases, these collisions occur as a result of recklessness or distraction on behalf of the other driver. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s essential to consult with a motorcycle accident lawyer about your case. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. 

What Is The Cause Of Most Motorcycle Deaths? 

There are many causes of fatal motorcycle deaths in California. However, the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center at Berkley conducted a study that revealed the most common reasons for serious motorcycle accidents include:

  • Unsafe speeding 
  • Right of way collisions 
  • Improper turning 
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs 
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Distracted driving

Further, the top motorcycle crash types consist of broadside collisions (27%), overturned vehicles (18.8%), hit objects (16.2%), rear-end collisions (14.3%), and sideswipes (10.9%). Due to the nature of riding motorcycles, riding a bike comes with inherent risks. 

However, that’s no excuse for reckless or distracted driving. If you’ve been injured in a California motorcycle collision, contact us today to discuss the details of your case with a proven motorcycle accident lawyer you can trust. 

Contact a Motorcycle Lawyer in Los Angeles Today

At Steinberg Injury Lawyers, our attorneys have an impeccable track record of success in helping our clients receive the most compensation for their personal injuries. If you’ve lost a loved one or been involved in a catastrophic motorcycle accident due to the fault of another, you may be entitled to maximum damages, including:

  • Cost of medical expenses 
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Property damages 
  • Lost income and lost future income 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • And more 

Don’t wait until it’s too late to seek the compensation you deserve. Contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-350-8888 to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer you can trust. 

Peter Steinberg
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