While motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, data published by U.C. Berkeley in 2017 shows that they most often occur in California on Saturdays between noon and 6:00 pm. The data also indicates that the most dangerous hours to ride are between 3:00 and 6:00 pm on weekdays.
California is also the state with the most motorcycle accident deaths. According to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2020, there were more motorcycle deaths in California (491 total) than anywhere else. Some of these accidents are caused by the motorcyclist’s own negligent driving. However, most accidents and injuries are caused by other motorists. If you’ve been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in the vicinity of Los Angeles County, please contact Salamati Law for a free consultation. We believe that all victims of negligence deserve fair compensation as they recover from their injuries and rebuild their lives.
Los Angeles is known for its heavy traffic, and nearly every road in the city can have bumper-to-bumper traffic at peak driving times. Statistics published by the State of California in 2017 bear this out–there were more motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles county than in any other location in the state. Moreover, there were 4,330 motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles county in 2017, significantly more than in San Diego (1,616), Orange (1,117), Riverside (846), and San Francisco (508).
Further, certain roadways are considered significantly more dangerous than others by local LA drivers and include:
Like every vehicle on the road, even the safest and most experienced motorcyclists are vulnerable to negligent drivers. Drivers must always remember to stay alert, observe all traffic laws, and practice general caution and common sense. In addition, all motorists are wise to:
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident in LA, it is vital that you immediately contact an experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer at Salamati Law. We have won our clients millions in damages for our personal injury cases, and we know how to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.