A Motorcycle rider’s risk of a fatal crash is 35 times greater than drivers of any other motor vehicle. A good percentage of accidents involving motorcycles are because of the other vehicle. If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident contact JML law in San Francisco at 415-692-3462 or visit our website at www.jmllaw.com to request a free consultation.
According to the CDC, 30% of non-fatal motorcycle injuries happen to the legs and feet. Head and neck injuries followed closely at 22 percent of all injuries from motorcycle accidents. Head injuries can include a concussion or even brain damage. While concussions can range from mild to severe, brain damage can be debilitating or fatal.
California has no law setting an age restriction for passengers on motorcycles. However, the law in California has safety restrictions including:
The 10 most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:
Motorcycle accident fatalities in California, including San Francisco, have increased in recent years. The NHTSA claims that this increase is due to more motorcycles on the road, bigger engines, older riders, and riding while intoxicated, among other things. In many cases, the reason for the accident is careless drivers. In fact, during research conducted by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), it was found that in all motorcycle accidents occurring between motorcyclists and cars, the motorcyclist was either not at fault or less at fault than the other driver 80 percent of the time.
If you or your loved one has been in a motorcycle accident contact JML Law’s skilled litigators in San Francisco at 415-692-3462 or visit our website here to request a free consultation. We have experienced motorcycle accident attorneys who will get your accident the attention it deserves.
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