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In 2022, there were a total of 10,597 motorcycle accidents in California. These accidents resulted in 8,632 injuries and 532 fatalities.

The University of California, Berkeley reports the following factors were the top five that contributed to motorcycle collisions resulting in serious injuries and fatalities in 2020:

Speeding – 30.9%
Improper turning – 22.2%
Automobiles failing to yield the right-of-way – 16.1%
Impairment by alcohol or drugs by either the motorcyclist or the driver- 8.9%
Failing to obey traffic lights or stop signs – 4.4%

The five most common crash types among California motorcycle accidents involving serious injuries or fatalities in 2020 included the following:
Broadside collisions – 25.1%
Overturn accidents – 21%
Striking objects – 18.8%
Rear-end accidents – 12.5%
Sideswipe accidents – 11.5%

Motorcycle accidents often lead to serious injuries. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, we will fight for the recovery you deserve.

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