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Justin Farahi, JD/MBA | Blog
Motorcycle Accident Statistics in California
5/14/20
Motorcycle accident statistics
Motorcyclists ‘ security on the highways of our nation has become a growing problem among road safety experts. In last 10 years, the number of motorcyclist crash-related fatalities has more than doubled. California is the state with largest volume of motorcycles in the nation. Over 800000 motorcycles are registered in California alone. Below, are a few of the various available Motorcycle Accident Statistics in California.

California’s total number of motorcycle deaths were second only to Florida’s.
In urban regions 57% of the motorcycle fatalities occurred, compared to 43 percent in rural areas.
72 percent of the motorcycles involved in two-vehicle traffic crashes were impacted in the front.
In 2016, speeding was the reason for 33 percent of all motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes.
In California motorcycle fatalities increased 11 percent from 494 in 2015 to 548 in 2016.
Deaths from motorcyclists without a helmet risen by 9% from 23 in 2015 to 25 in 2016.
California’s motorcycle fatalities accounted for 15.1% of total motor vehicle deaths in 2016.
25% of motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes in 2016 were alcohol-impaired. (Source: 2016 FARS ARF)
Males in age group 25-34 are more likely to get injured severely in collisions-involved motorcycles.
Harley-Davidson (26%) is the most common brand of motorcycle ridden at the time of collision.
Stay Safe California
Motorcycle accident deaths in the state of California have risen by 175 percent over the past 10 years. Motorcycle accident deaths in the state of California have risen by 175 percent over the past 10 years. It is hard for motorcyclists to prevent collisions that lead in severe injuries or death, despite the countless safety programs put in place. Identifying why bikers are more probable to be killed in automobile accidents than other motorists is crucial.

Wear a helmet while riding
Don’t ride after drinking
Never ride without a license
Obey traffic laws
Watch for road obstacles
Without warning, even vigilant bikers can become victims of accidents. When this occurs, results can be devastating. It is essential to receive adequate compensation for damages. If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle crash and has experienced severe injuries or death, it is vital to seek help from an expert motorcycle accident attorney.

Common Reasons for Motorcycle Accidents
Inexperienced riders
Speeding
Alcohol & drugs
Distractions driving (texting, talking on a cell phone, eating etc.)
Weaving in and out of traffic
Tailgating
Lane splitting
Poor weather and road conditions
Improper or no use of helmets
If you’ve been injured in a similar accident call your California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer and Motorcycle Injury Attorney. Farahi Law Firm, APC is committed to allowing victims of motorcycle accidents to return to the life they led prior to sustaining their injuries. Contact us for a free case evaluation at (844) 4-JUSTICE
Auto Accident May Surge Over Thanksgiving Holiday
5/14/20
With the holiday season starting auto accident may surge over thanksgiving holiday. Drive sober this holiday weekend and stay safe on the roads. If you or a loved one get involved in a motor vehicle crash during Thanksgiving holiday weekend, our expert personal injury attorneys at Farahi Law Firm, APC are here for you to fight aggressively and secure the compensation you deserve.

The Thanksgiving holiday is always a 4.25-day weekend, this year it extends from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 1. Numerous individuals travel long distance to see their family and friends and share a meal together and be grateful. But do you know that Thanksgiving is one of the deadliest holiday in the United States.

The National Safety Council (NSC) evaluated FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System) and NHTSA (National Highway Safety Traffic Administration) data during the Thanksgiving Day holiday period. Result showed fatalities from crashes averaged 12.46 percent of the total fatalities in November from 2013 to 2018. NSC estimates 417 individuals might get killed and another 47,500 might be severely injured in motor vehicle accidents during the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Reasons For Surge In Thanksgiving Auto Accidents
Alcohol Impairment – Holiday season begins with delight including loud music and liquor which is a hazardous blend for any auto mishap. A lot of these auto collisions are preventable. As per the data of NHTSA auto accidents happened over Thanksgiving 2017, 35% of fatalities involved an alcohol-impaired driver.

Distracted Driving – Talking/Texting over cell phone, Eating/Drinking while driving, Adjusting audio or climate controls are the common cause of auto accidents.

Poor Weather – Poor weather combined with millions more on the roads will easily lead to accidents. Rain and snow minimize visibility on the roads and reduce traction. California is one of the fortunate state which appreciates clear climate around the Thanksgiving however Midwestern states regularly encounters chilly climate alongside rain and snow.

Drowsy Driving – A lot of people plan to visit their long distance friend and family members by road trip, so they get up early morning. And due to lack of sleep and long distance traveling tiredness take a toll on driver and often leads to major car crashes.

Stress Driving – Thanksgiving fall on weekday which means a lot of people get back home from work and with short sleep they head to long distance travel to celebrate with their family member. Frequently worry from work lead to interruption while driving which cause deadly mishap.

Thanksgiving driving safety tips:
Never drink and drive.
Get a short maintenance check of your vehicle.
Follow the speed limit and rules.
If you are traveling long distance via road, make sure to take enough sleep and rest before hitting the road.
Make pit stops a priority.
Ensure your passengers are wearing safety belts.
Be patient, expect traffic, as just as you everyone is going to celebrate Thanksgiving with their family.
And lastly don’t forget your coins or interstate pass.
This Thanksgiving, let’s make sure everybody gets home safely in every family.

If you face any injuries during Thanksgiving, Farahi Law Firm, APC is always there to help you. Call the caring accident attorneys at (844) 4-JUSTICE today for a FREE consultation! You will pay nothing up front and no attorney fees at all unless we recover damages for you!

We trust you have a cheerful and safe Thanksgiving!
Why It Is Vital to Call Police in Drunk Driving Crash?
4/28/20
Auto Accident Attorneys
It is vital to call police in drunk driving crash. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident with drunk driver in Los Angeles, call the police immediately. The auto accident attorneys at the Farahi Law Firm, APC are here for you. After you have been injured in a collision our experienced attorneys will help ensure that your injury is reported to the appropriate authorities, and can support you in seeking the benefits owed to you for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering.

As per the report of NHTSA every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes – which means one person every 48 minutes. In the last three decades, these deaths have fallen by a third, but drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives a year. 36,560 people were killed in 2018 in auto accident out which 10,511 were killed due to drunk driving.

Alcohol impairs the brain function and thus ability to operate a vehicle safely. Alcohol level is determined by checking Blood Alcohol Concentration, or BAC. It is measured with a Breathalyzer, a device that measures alcohol in the breath of a person, or a blood test. Crash risk increases exponentially at a BAC of 0.08 grams of alcohol per blood deciliter (g / dL). In 2017, 1,837 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes with drivers having lower levels of alcohol (BACs from 0.01 to 0.07 g / dL).

Call the Police Immediately and Auto Accident Attorneys As Soon As Possible
Automobile accidents that involve drunk drivers are often more devastating than other auto accidents. Such drivers not only face criminal penalties but are also held liable for the damages and injuries caused due to the accident. It is important that the police be informed of the incident either at the scene immediately or as soon as possible after the accident occurs. Do not let the other driver on the scene try to convince you not to contact the police.

According to section 20008 of the California Vehicle Code, the driver of any vehicle (or a member of that driver) involved in a car accident must report the accident to the California Highway Patrol or the police department of the city in which the accident occurred within 24 hours.

The report must include all drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians who are involved. If the reporting agency is not responsible for investigating the incident, the agency will forward the matter to the proper investigative authority. It is important to note that if a law enforcement officer arrives at the accident scene, he or she will prepare a formal accident report on behalf of the department.

You are not required to make your own separate written report in this case. Just make note of the officer’s name and information for your records.

Reasons Why a Call to the Police should be made
The involvement of a police officer at the scene and any subsequent police report might be crucial to your car accident injury claim. There are a number of reasons why a call to the police should be made if you’re involved in a drunk driving crash.