California Leads The Nation In Motorcycle Registrations And Accident Statistics
According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, there were 857,677 motorcycles registered throughout the state at the close of 2018, which is 300,000 more than the next closest state’s registrations. While the size and year-round warmth of California allows motorcyclists to enjoy riding to work, school, and for pleasure, the lack of attention passenger vehicle drivers dedicate to sharing the road with these vulnerable riders can cause serious injuries — and even death.
In Los Angeles County alone last year, there were approximately 4,500 motorcyclists injured or killed on our roadways. At Binder & Associates, our Encino, California motorcycle accident attorneys represent clients who have suffered injuries while traveling alongside negligent drivers, and loved ones who have lost their family members in these crashes, as we focus on pursuing the financial recovery they deserve, and helping change the culture to safely share the road with motorcyclists.
Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Encino, California In Collision With Vehicle
Throughout the United States, roughly 75% of all motorcycle accidents involve a collision between a motorcycle and at least one car.
Last month, a 35-year old man was critically injured when his motorcycle collided with a car on Del Mar Boulevard in Encino. The Encino Police Department reported to the crash site and listed in their preliminary investigation that the vehicle’s driver “did not see the motorcyclist” before colliding with him.
Unfortunately, this gentleman is not alone.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last year throughout the country:
- Nearly 5,200 motorcycles were killed in motor vehicle crashes
- Over 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in motor vehicle crashes
In California 16,505 motorcycle accidents were reported last year, causing:
- 15,527 injuries
- 541 deaths
As Encino personal injury attorneys, we hear many reasons and excuses for motorcycle accidents, but the reality is clear: When drivers are negligently operating their vehicles, instead of focusing on the road and other travelers — which includes motorcyclists — accidents will occur.
How Can Binder & Associates Help Me Recover From A Motorcycle Accident In Encino?
It is our duty as motorcycle accident lawyers in Encino to hold the negligent driver responsible for our clients’ injuries by pursuing the best financial outcome available for each of our unique cases.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, or are caring for a loved one who has, contact our accomplished Encino, California attorneys today at (626) 247-3014 to schedule a free consultation. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have a successful track record in representing those who are injured by negligence, and we can provide the same representation for you and your family, too.