Call 24/7 for a Free Case Review

(888) 233-5020

(619) 233-5020

No Fee Guarantee®

To Stay Safe on a Motorcycle This Fall, Wear a Helmet and Avoid Alcohol

By Ross Jurewitz on October 9, 2013

San Diego Motorcycle AccidentMotorcycle riders make up the only group of road users who have not seen significant gains in safety and reductions in death and injury rates in the past 20 years, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This state of affairs concerns many experienced San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys, who know all too well how devastating a motorcycle crash can be.

The NHTSA’s data reveals that the number of motorcycle accident fatalities more than doubled between 1997, about 2,100 motorcyclist fatalities, and 2007, more than 5,100 fatalities. Injuries also nearly doubled, from about 53,000 in 1997 to about 103,000 in 2007. Although rates of death and injury in car and truck accidents have dropped during the years since 2007, the number of deaths and injuries suffered by motorcyclists has stayed approximately the same.

According to the NHTSA, the two most significant factors in motorcycle crashes are whether the motorcyclists were wearing helmets and whether alcohol was a factor in the crash. Although bikers can’t stop other drivers on the road from drinking and practicing other generally unsafe habits, they can wear their own helmets consistently and avoid drinking alcohol themselves whenever they plan to drive or ride.

Sixty-nine percent of fatal motorcycle crashes in 2007, according to the NHTSA, involved at least one person who had alcohol in his or her system, and nearly half of these drivers had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that was over the legal limit. At the Jurewitz Law Group, we believe that even if you’re not biking, consider helping your friends find sober rides home so they can help reduce this clear threat to motorcyclists on southern California roads.

Ross Jurewitz

Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.

Connect with Ross Jurewitz on

Related Articles:

Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020 and begin your path to recovery with a no-cost consultation today.

Downtown San Diego Location

DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO
600 B Street, Suite 1550
San Diego, California 92101
Phone: (619) 233-5020
Fax: (888) 233-3180
Toll Free: (888) 233-5020
Click to see Map

North County San Diego Location

NORTH COUNTY SAN DIEGO
2244 Faraday Ave. Suite 101
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 585-4640
Fax: (888) 233-3180
Toll Free: (888) 233-5020
Click to see Map

Copyright © 2017 Jurewitz Law Group, All Rights Reserved, Reproduced with Permission. Serving communities throughout Southern California.

San Diego Personal Injury Attorney Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of California.

Website Design, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting