With a comfortable climate and endless scenic roads, San Diego County is well-known as one of the best places to ride a motorcycle in the United States. Whether it is carving up Smuggler's Run, rolling over the Sunrise Highway Loop or just cruising over the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, San Diego County motorcyclists have a spoil of riches when it comes to choosing where they want to ride.
Unfortunately, due to the high popularity of riding motorcycles in the area, the high amount of traffic in Southern California and other factors, San Diego County has a large amount of motorcycle accidents. Despite the high commonality for these accidents, many motorcycle accident victims and their families still don't know all of their rights and options when it comes to moving forward from their accident.
The Law Offices of Ronald B. Laba has a wealth of experience working with victims of motorcycle accidents and their families in San Diego County and is a go-to resource for those looking to find out what kind of options they may have and what they may be entitled to. Knowing fully well just how difficult the path following a motorcycle accident is, Ronald Laba has put together some FAQs about motorcycle accidents in San Diego County.
FAQs about motorcycle accidents in San Diego County
Q: Do motorcycle accidents happen frequently in San Diego County?
A: Yes and as usual, the statistics do not lie.
- According to The California Office of Traffic's most recent report, there were 515 motorcycle accidents where victims were injured or killed in San Diego County in 2013.
- Motorcycle accidents can also be very serious. According to the most recent official data from the County of San Diego, there were 57 deaths related to motorcycle accidents in 2012, up from 52 in 2011 and just 30 in 2010.
- Specific roads in San Diego County can be particularly troublesome for motorcyclists. According to data from The Department of Transportation and the federal Fatality Analysis Reporting System, the intersection of Route 76 and Palomar Mountain Road is the most dangerous for motorcyclists. The study pointed to the intersections at Otay Lakes Road at state Route 94 in Jamul and state Route 78 at Wynola Road in Julian as the other worst intersections.
- Weekends are when motorcyclists are at highest risk for accident in San Diego County. The study from the Department of Transportation and the federal Fatality Analysis Reporting System determined motorcycle accidents happened most frequently on Saturdays in San Diego County.
- Dusk is the most dangerous time of day for motorcyclists in regards to accidents in San Diego County. The study from the Department of Transportation and the federal Fatality Analysis Reporting System discovered that 5 p.m. was the most common time for motorcycle accidents in San Diego County.
Q: Are motorcyclists more likely to suffer injuries than other motorists?
A: Yes. The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute recently released data which makes a compelling statement for the increased dangers motorcyclists around the United States face on the road.
Some compelling statistics include:
- 13 percent of all vehicle crash deaths in 2014 were motorcyclists.
- Motorcycle fatalities are on the rise. Fatalities have doubled from 2,056 in 1997 to 4,295 in 2014.
- The percentage of motorcyclist fatalities compared to passenger vehicle deaths are also significantly on the rise. Motorcyclists accounted for just five percent of motor vehicle deaths in 1997, but accounted for 13 percent in 2014.
Q: Can a San Diego County motorcycle accident attorney help?
A: Yes. The Law Offices of Ronald B. Laba fully understands motorcyclists are a completely different kind of motorist and one that is more at risk to injury and severe accidents.
Attorney Ronald Laba is well-versed in state and federal laws in relation to motorcycle accidents and has a track record of legal success with motorcycle accidents in San Diego County. He knows the type of evidence needed to support a difficult motorcycle accident case and get the compensation a victim deserves.
Laba will conduct a thorough case analysis - consulting a large number of certified experts and conducting extensive research and investigation. His investigation typically involves the examination of medical, police records, extensive witness interviews and comprehensive research.
The Law Office of Ronald B. Laba is ready to help you if you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident. We work steadfastly to get victims the compensation they deserve. We offer a free case consultation to all potential clients. If you can’t make it to our San Diego or Vista office, we’ll make hospital calls or we’ll meet you at your home or your office. Please call us today at 844-439-89