Although we are motorcycle accident lawyers, we are, first and foremost, motorcycle riders. If you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident in the San Francisco Bay Area (or anywhere else) we are here to help you. But we mean it when we say that we hope you never need us. To keep our clients and readers informed and to promote motorcycle safety awareness, we publish information on motorcycle laws, motorcycle safety and motorcycle accident statistics.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accident fatalities in California, including San Francisco, have increased in recent years. The NHTSA claims that this increase is due more motorcycles on the road, bigger engines, older riders, unlicensed riders, and riding while intoxicated, among other things. As motorcycle accident lawyers and motorcyclists who travel highways and roads in California nearly every day, we think the NHTSA ignored the biggest reason for motorcycle accidents: careless drivers. In many cases, the police officer investigating the accident simply assumes that the motorcyclist was at fault, without any basis, because of anti-motorcycle bias.
As always, if you or a loved one have had a motorcycle accident in the Bay Area and would like to speak to one of our San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers, please email or call our toll-free hotline.