The California motorcycle attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen LLP are committed to assisting individuals and the families of individuals who have been injured or killed in motorcycle accidents. As part of that mission, we are constantly researching and investigating the latest trends in statewide motorcycle safety, assessing how the actions and initiatives of the California Highway Patrol impact injury and fatality rates. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, call Nadrich & Cohen today at 1-800-718-4658.
The California Highway Patrol reports that motorcycle fatalities are on the rise in California. In recent years, we have seen fluctuations in the number of accidents, due to the increased use of cell phones and texting devices, as well as the laws that prohibit such behaviors. Accidents also tend to increase around the holidays, due to greater traffic and a greater number of impaired drivers. But this recent rise is being attributed to other factors entirely.
Motorcycle deaths are on the rise in California, according to the Governor's Highway Safety Association. Overall traffic fatalities have dropped to their lowest levels in 50 years, but motorcycle-related fatalities have continued to increase nevertheless.
Because of their smaller size, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injuries or death stemming from a collision with another motor vehicle. Wearing the proper safety gear can potentially help you to avoid a serious or life-threatening injury if you're involved in a motorcycle accident.
Safety studies show that motorcyclists have a significantly higher risk of being involved in an accident during the first year after they receive their license, with the majority of accidents occurring in the first month.