There’s no doubt about it: riding a motorcycle is a lot of fun. Some say it isn’t just fun, it’s a lifestyle. Call it what you will, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that motorcycle accidents occur at 28 times the frequency of accidents involving other types of vehicles. That makes motorcycles super risky for operators. Motorcycles make up just 3 percent of all registered vehicles in our country, but they account for more than 14 percent of fatalities on the nation’s roadways. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, give the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg and/or Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney a call right away to discuss your case.
In a nutshell, the NHTSA says to keep motorcyclists safe, both cyclists and drivers must learn to stay alert and share the road. Motorcyclists can help by making themselves more visible and wearing safety apparel and helmets. Riding and driving sober is also important. Contact our motorcycle crash attorney if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident. Our compassionate legal team can help you put your life back together and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for the compensation of your damages.
Whether you’re taking a scenic ride down the Pacific Coast Highway or making your way through heavy L.A. traffic, there are things you can do as a motorcyclist to stay safe. The NHTSA recommends that motorcyclists:
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, be sure to document as much as you can at the scene. Take photos and get the names and numbers of any witnesses. Once you have been treated for your injuries, contact our compassionate attorney right away to discuss your situation. Call our office to schedule your no-cost case consultation.