Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous even when you take safety precautions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report that
showed the 2007 figures for motorcycle accidents in the state of California.
According to the report:
- There were a total of 495 motorcyclists that lost their lives in 2007.
- Of those, 86% were wearing helmets.
- A total of 30% were found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.10 or higher.
- In 2006 the NHTSA reported over 10,000 motorcyclists that were injured
while riding in California.
- Those that were found to be at a higher risk of motorcycle-caused deaths
were people between the ages of 15 and 24.
The study showed that 2,381 injuries were sustained in 2007 while 82 people
lost their lives. The group with the second highest fatality rates was
people between 25 and 44 years old. This data represents a 102% increase
in motorcycle fatalities when compared to the figures for the years between
1998 and 2005. If you were hurt during a
motorcycle accident and you are curious about your legal options as an accident victim,
contact the Knowles Law Firm today to arrange your initial consultation with a representative from