Motorcycle Accidents Rise In Los Angeles & Orange Counties
After a period of declining numbers, motorcycle accidents are on the rise again in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Fatal motorcycle accidents are increasing as well.
59 percent more motorcyclists were killed in crashes in 2012 than in 2010 in Los Angeles County, California. The increase of fatal motorcycle accidents in Orange County, CA was up 15 percent over the same time frame.
Experts are unsure what has caused the dramatic increase in deadly motorcycle accidents, but there are a few theories. Some believe the increase can be attributed to an improving economy.
As the economy improves more people may be purchasing motorcycles. Although motorcycle registrations have not increase enough to account for the large jump in motorcycle accidents.
Other believe lower gas prices have contributed to more people pulling their motorcycles out of the garage and hitting the roads. Some of these riders may be “rusty” and or inexperienced which can be putting more inexperienced motorcyclists on the roads.
Regardless of the cause, it is a sobering statistic that so many more individuals are losing their lives while riding on Southern California roadways.
If you enjoy getting out on the roadways with your motorcycle, please be sure to follow all safety precautions. Southern California roadways are some of the most dangerous in the country, even for motor vehicles.
If you or someone you know are involved in a motorcycle accident in Southern California, it is important to talk with an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected and that you receive compensation you are entitle to according to California personal injury laws.
Below are a few resources you can visit to learn more about local legal resources:
- Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in San Diego (Chula Vista & Oceanside)
- Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Riverside, CA (car accidents, truck accidents, personal injury)
- Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Orange County (Fullerton, Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Irvine)
- Los Angeles County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers (Burbank, Downey, El Monte, Glendale, Inglewood, Lancaster, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Norwalk, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pomona, Santa Clarita, Torrance, West Covina)