You will often see motorcycles cruising in and around San Francisco – they are a great form of transportation and recreation throughout the Bay Area. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents kill hundreds of riders each year.
Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries, such as spinal cord and brain injuries, as well as death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are five times more likely to suffer injuries in a traffic accident and 26 times more likely to die than drivers and passengers in motor vehicles.
When involved in an accident, most riders do not walk away from the scene unscathed. When an accident occurs due to negligence, Avrek law Firm’s San Francisco motorcycle accident attorneys fight for victims’ rights to the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries and damages.
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Common Causes of San Francisco Motorcycle Accidents
Many different factors can lead to a motorcycle accident, but often other drivers simply don’t see a motorcycle on the road around them. Common causes of motorcycle accidents can include:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
- Unsafe road conditions
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Motorcycle riders have much less protection than others in vehicles on the road and riders are subject to devastating injuries in a crash. The California Highway Patrol reports that motorcycle fatalities account for 10% of those killed on California roadways annually.
Contact a San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
When you are in a local accident involving motorcycles, it is important to seek a motorcycle accident lawyer in San Francisco who can help you recover the compensation you need to recuperate. With more than 50 years of combined experience, Avrek Law Firm’s motorcycle accident attorneys have resolved thousands of cases successfully and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for injured clients.
We proudly serve San Francisco and surrounding areas, including Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento. If you or a loved one has been injured in a San Francisco motorcycle accident, your next step is to speak with a qualified motorcycle accident attorney. For a free case consultation to discuss your claim, call our office or complete the online form today!