Drunk Driving – Have a question about whether you can still recover for your injuries even if you were DUI, contact a San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer & attorney.
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, the percentage of motorcycle operators killed in California with a BAC of 0.08 or greater increased from 23 percent in 2012 to 24 percent in 2013. Motorcycle fatalities increased 1.4 percent from 447 in 2012 to 453 in 2013. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes are 2.5 times more likely to have consumed alcohol than passenger vehicle drivers.
We get it
We get it. Motorcycle culture is ripe with references to drinking. Unfortunately, as described above, that drinking leads to motorcycle accidents. And when you do drink and drive, the insurance companies will use it against you to diminish the amount of your claim by placing comparative fault on the cyclist. Not to mention if your case goes to litigation the damage the fact you were drinking will do. Juries are already pre-disposed to ruling against bikers let alone they find out you were drinking.
Also, biker events often revolve around drinking. Poker runs and rallies are often held to raise money for charities. While in most cases the drinking is minimal, the bottom line is that if an accident occurs it’s very difficult to recover for your damages.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco or the surrounding area, call us today.
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