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Helmet laws and motorcycle accident costs

Helmet laws and motorcycle accident costs

California motorcycle operators and passengers have been required to wear helmets since 1992. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the number of people killed in motorcycle accidents statewide fell 37 percent after the law's passage. Medical treatments for bike-related head injuries paid through state programs dropped from $40 million to $24 million.

With such positive and dramatic results, why don't all states adopt universal helmet laws?

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Prep for prime riding weather to avoid motorcycle accidents

Prep for prime riding weather to avoid motorcycle accidents

Southern California motorcyclists have weather advantages riders elsewhere don't have. But, who says motorcyclists here don't take road trips? Prep work is necessary whether you're riding for the first time, reacquainting yourself with a bike that's been in storage or planning to visit areas where seasons are well defined.

The urge to hit the road can be strong, but it's worth taking some precautions before you act. If spring is your season to bring out the bike, make sure you spend time getting ready to ride. You can pay to have a shop service your bike or prep it yourself.

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Murder charges for California biker over fatal off-ramp crash

Murder charges for California biker over fatal off-ramp crash

Motorcyclists, like California drivers, are responsible for the safety of passengers. Drivers or bikers under the influence of alcohol or drugs show full disregard of their own safety and the well-being of others. This reckless act can result in catastrophic injuries, death and criminal and civil penalties.

Authorities in Chula Vista said a 27-year-old woman passenger was killed in a motorcycle accident, while accompanying a speeding, intoxicated motorcyclist. The fatal crash occurred in the middle of the night on an Interstate 5 exit ramp. California Highway Patrol reported the bike was going too fast to make a curve and crashed into a Caltrans barrel.

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California "Curb Appeal" host killed in motorcycle crash

 California "Curb Appeal" host killed in motorcycle crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report in October that showed a significant decline in the U.S. traffic death rate, during the first half of 2013. Fatalities through June dropped more than four percent, from 16,150 deaths to 15,470 fatalities.

The trend was positive, but the news wasn't been good for all motorists. A separate Governors Highway Safety Association report released last spring, based on nine months of figures, projected 5,000 fatalities among motorcyclists in 2012. California's motorcycle fatality rate slightly declined from 2011 to 2012. State officials attributed the limited deaths to mandatory helmets laws, strong enforcement and extensive consumer awareness and safety training programs.

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  • Initial consultations are free and we take cases on a contingency — which means there is no fee if there is no recovery.
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  • We also can handle complex cases via attorney referral.