From our law offices in Beverly Hills and Claremont, California, we represent victims of motorcycle accidents throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Santa Ana, as well as Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County.
NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS IS ON THE RISE
Motorcycle accident fatalities once again are on a year-to-year increase. And, each year, thousands of people involved in vehicle accidents suffer devastating injuries, including quadriplegia, paraplegia, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
The National Highway Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) offers the following statistics on the number of deaths in motorcycle accidents each year:
- 2005: 4,576
- 2006: 4,837
- 2007: 5,174
- 2008: 5,312
- 2009: 4,469
- 2010: 4,518
- 2011: 4,612
MOTORCYCLE AND AUTO INSURANCE COVERAGE LAWS IN CALIFORNIA
California law requires motorcycle operators to carry a certain amount of insurance. Anyone driving on the roads in California must carry proof of insurance with them while driving.
All California motor vehicle drivers, including motorcyclists, must have insurance coverage for:
- Driving or operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle;
- If they own a car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle; and
- Insurance coverage if the borrow an drive an uninsured motorcycle or vehicle.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident or any other type of traffic accident, please contact the motorcycle accident compensation attorneys at Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
We have been representing people injured in motorcycle accidents in California for more than 40 years and helping them recover financial compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, and other types of damages.
We focus our personal injury practice on representing people who have suffered serious injuries and the family members of wrongful death accident victims. If you were injured or a loved one was killed due to the negligence or reckless driving of another, please contact our personal injury lawyers today.
We represent personal injury clients on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid until we win financial compensation for you.