There’s nothing quite like the feeling of rolling down the open road with nothing beneath you but your trusty bike and two spinning wheels. I know. I rode bikes (from mopeds to 400cc touring bikes) for over twenty years—right from high school through college and beyond. But as a motorcycle accident lawyer in San Jose and the Bay Area I know that it can be scary as well.
Not only are motorcyclists more likely to be involved in accidents than drivers, they’re much more likely to die in the event of a crash—up to 40 times more likely. In fact, 7 cyclists paid with their lives last year in San Jose alone.
And the greater San Francisco Bay Area has seen a tremendous uptick in motorcycle accidents in just the past two years. On one day in September last year the CHP recorded 14 motorcycle accidents in just three-and-a-half hours!