Updated: Mar 4
Why work with pre-screened personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles is a good idea.
California has the top position when it comes to motorcycle accidents in the world, with more than 800,000 registered motorcycles. A significant number of motorcycles in California are in Southern California.
California has the most roads listed in the' Top 100 Motorcycle Roads'. The number of motorcycles on SoCal highways accounts for an inviting setting, spectacular views, and demanding rides.
It is unavoidable that California has more motorcycle accidents than any other state with so many motorcycles on the road. Devastating head and spinal injuries result from motorcycle collisions. Severe accidents often leave motorcycle riders crippled or suffering from permanent brain injuries that do not cause death.
Pre-screened and reputable California motorcycle accident lawyers support people involved in motorcycle accidents and the families of victims killed in motorcycle accidents. Injury compensation can not recover life or guarantee the paraplegic can walk again. Still, it will increase the quality of a survivor's life or offset the revenue that would have contributed to his or her family from a deceased motorcyclist.
Crash Figures for Motorcycles in Southern California
The most recent data available from the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) in California say a sad tale about California motorcycle accidents. In 2013, over 11,780 California motorcycle riders were wounded in accidents. Over 480 of them were killed.
Many of the crashes occurred in Southern California counties that injured motorcyclists, including:
County of Orange 989
County of Riverside 627
County of Los Angeles 3.509
County of San Bernardino 525
County of San Diego 1,285
There were fewer deaths caused by motorcycle accidents in 2013, nationally and in California than in 2012. A 6 percent decline from 2012 accounted for the 4,668 motorcyclist deaths across the United States. The decrease was closer to 13% in California, although statisticians attribute the decrease at least partly to unfavorable weather the held bikers off the path.
The total incidence of fatal motorcycle accidents rose last year across the nation from 2004 (4,028) to 2008 (5,312). In 2009, deaths fell dramatically (4,469) before starting another annual rise that lasted until 2012 (4,986).
Motorcycle accidents followed a different trend. From the year 2004 (76,000) through 2007 (103,000), the number of motorcycle riders injured increased annually. In 2008, the accident rate dropped (96,000) and continued to fall until 2011 (81,000) each year. In 2012, more riders were injured (93,000), while the number of injuries dropped (88,000) in 2013.