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With the current pandemic of COVID-19, many drivers have started to see the appeal in motorcycles, especially due to growing fears of public transportation. However, motorcycle accidents tend to be more severe than most accidents, and they can lead to tremendous medical expenses for victims. As a result of this increased risk, the motorcycle accident attorneys at Allegiance Law would like to provide a few suggestions to any California motorcyclists.

Motorcyclists in California

According to The Drive, the general public is finding riding motorcycles to be a more appealing method of transportation, leading to several states to be sold out of “Motorcycle Safety Foundation” classes. With the pandemic, the only setback to owning a motorcycle decision for the public would be the duration of time to wait for motorcycle endorsement classes to return.

To conform to the events of COVID-19, motorcycle education services have used important safety methods with the in-person instruction of these programs, such as frequent disinfection or health screening. However, the extent of these motorcycle education services will depend largely on the location or state.

In a recent interview, the increase in motorcyclists has also been confirmed by Jason Chinnock, who is a  spokesperson for the Ducati Motorcycles of North America, that has said, “COVID-19 has caused consumers who may have waffled about getting on a motorbike to reassess the risk.”

However, motorcycle sales in recent years have not seen a clear increase, similar to the recent decrease in car sales. The industry has specifically had a continual issue of capturing the interests of younger groups of people.

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating

With the increase in motorcyclists, the possibility of these accidents occurring has become more common in California. With data provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, motorcycle accidents have had a significant impact on the citizens of the state, especially with 857,677 registered motorcyclists throughout the state. With the latest reporting year of data, there can be seen to be:

  • 13,969 accident injuries
  • 488 accident fatalities

From these incidents, those who do survive a California motorcycle accident can sustain various potential injuries, such as:

  • Possible paralysis or spinal cord injuries
  • Open head or traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal bleeding or organ damage
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Amputations or severe lacerations
  • Road rash

Let our team work on your case

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the negligent actions of another driver, seek help from an experienced attorney as soon as possible. At Allegiance Law, our skilled and dedicated team is prepared to work on your behalf in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This could include the following:

  • Recovery of lost income or benefits
  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the accident
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent driver

When you need a California motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here for a free consultation or by calling us at 415-404-6395.

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