Motorcycle Helmet Laws in California

Motorcycle Helmet Laws in California

Motorcycle Accident
California law makes it mandatory for all riders in the state to wear helmets. By riders, it means both drivers and passengers. The helmets must comply with state and federal law requirements, and the compliant helmets are required for both motorcycles and motorized bicycles. Although it is tempting to ride without a helmet to enjoy “maximum freedom” in the open air, it is against the law for anyone who does that, and this is simply for the protection of the riders and passengers. Unlike automobiles, motorcycles do not have protection equipment that has proven to reduce the risk of injury or fatality, such as airbags and seat belts. However, the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that helmets saved the lives of 1,872 motorcyclists in 2017. NHTSA adds that had…
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Fatal Injuries to Motorcyclists

Fatal Injuries to Motorcyclists

Motorcycle Accident
Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable motorists on the road. In general, people  don’t see motorcycles as clearly as they see other vehicles, exposing them to the risk of fatal injuries and accidents. What Stats Tell Us About Motorcyclist Injuries The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics reveal that 5,014 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in 2019 alone. Also, some 5,038 motorcyclists perished in 2018. The NHTSA also says that motorcyclists are 29 times more likely than vehicle passengers to be killed in accidents.  About three-quarters of all motorbike accidents involve collisions with moving vehicles, making them more susceptible to fatal injuries. Common Motorcyclist Accident Injuries Motorcycle accidents can cause a variety of serious injuries, including: Spinal cord injuries- Motorbike accident victims can sustain permanent or fatal spinal injuries,…
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Motorcycle Crashes Can be Deadly

Motorcycle Crashes Can be Deadly

Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle crashes killed 5,014 motorcyclists in 2019, only a slight decrease from 5,038 the previous year. Additionally, motorcyclists were approximately 29 times more likely than car passengers to die in an accident per vehicle mile covered. Below we discuss some reasons why these fatalities happen to motorcyclists, and why you call a Beverly Hills wrongful death attorney who can help you and your family. Causes of Motorcycle Crashes The following factors cause motorcycle crashes and deaths, among others: Vehicles Making Left-Hand Turns - Vehicles making left-hand turns threaten motorcyclists who might be in the path of the turning car. These collisions cause a significant number of crashes between motorcycles and cars. Head-On Collisions - Head-on collisions involving motorcycles and other vehicles constitute about half of all motorcyclist deaths, especially since…
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