Motorcycle accidents are unfortunately common in San Francisco, leading to serious long-term injuries and fatalities. According to the local government database TransBASE, four people died and 212 people suffered injuries in San Francisco motorcycle accidents in 2020.
Many factors can contribute to these collisions, from dangerous road conditions to inclement weather. However, negligent driving behaviors remain among the most common causes.
According to TransBASE, 51 out of the 216 motorcycle accidents that occurred in San Francisco during 2020 involved speeding. Drivers and motorcyclists alike have a responsibility to adhere to all traffic laws—including the speed limit. Driving…
Under California’s fault accident laws, drivers who cause accidents must pay for the damages of their victims—including motorcyclists. If you are in an accident with a negligent driver, you could file a lawsuit or insurance claim against him or her.
During its investigation, the insurance company may scrutinize multiple factors about the accident to determine fault—including whether or not you were wearing a helmet. Since California requires motorcyclists to wear helmets, this factor could impact your case.
California Motorcycle Accident Helmet Laws
Section 27803 of the California Vehicle Code requires that every person who rides a motorcycle wear a helmet.…
A motorcycle accident can happen for a number of reasons. In many cases, these collisions take place between a motorcycle and a car, another motorcycle, or a semi-truck. However, not all accidents involve direct vehicle impact.
Many motorcycle accidents are single-vehicle or no-contact, meaning that the crash occurred without another vehicle colliding with the motorcyclists. Even in a no-contact accident, another driver could be liable for a motorcyclist’s damages.
Causes of No-Contact Motorcycle Accidents
A no-contact accident occurs when one vehicle causes another vehicle to crash, but the two did not touch each other during the event. For example, say…
A pickup truck driver was killed in August in a truck accident in Sonoma County when his truck was struck by a big-rig at the intersection of Highways 121 and 37, according to official reports from the California Highway Patrol.
Although first responders arrived quickly and attempted to render medical aid, the driver of the pick up truck died at the scene. Our sincere condolences go out to the family of this pick up driver.
According to California Highway Patrol, the big-rig driver was traveling west on Highway 37, approaching the Highway 121 intersection, and failed to notice a Toyota…