California Motorcycle Accident Statistics


According to studies, there are more motorcycles (approximately 800,000) on California roadways than in any other state in the country. On an annual basis, nearly 12,000 people are injured and almost 500 people killed in motorcycle accidents on state roadways.

Motorcycle accidents in California have the greatest impact on riders between the ages of 25 and 34, with riders above the age of 55 the least affected. The three months that saw the highest number of motorcycle accident fatalities were, in order, August, July and November. Statistics also show that, from May through September, there were more than 1,000 motorcycle accident injuries per month in the state.

Though one in four (24%) of motorcycle accident fatalities in California involved a biker with a blood alcohol content of more than .08% (the legal limit), that is below the national average, which is 28%. Nearly 90% of motorcyclists killed in a crash were wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, but authorities attribute that to the state’s helmet law. Nationwide, only 57% of bikers killed in crashes were wearing a helmet at the time of death.

One in five persons killed in motorcycle accidents in California were operating the bike without a valid drivers’ license.

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At Weber & Nierenberg, we bring almost 30 years of experience to people in and around Sacramento who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. We built our practice on a strong commitment to personal service and attention. We’ll take the time to learn the unique aspects of your case, so that we can tailor our representation to get the outcome you want. When you hire us to help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses, Joe Nierenberg will work directly with you throughout the process.

To set up a free initial consultation with an experienced California motor vehicle accident injury attorney, contact Weber & Nierenberg by e-mail or call our office at 1-866-288-6010.

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