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Most Dangerous Places In California To Ride A Motorcycle - Insight From the Best Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorneys

Everyone knows that riding a motorcycle presents a certain amount of danger. However, there are certain roadways in California that present a much greater risk of injury or death for even the most experienced motorcyclists.

Below, our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys will discuss what happens when a motorcyclist who does not have insurance is involved in a collision. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident in California, the experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers are always here to answer any questions you may have about motorcycle accident claims and available damages.


This road spans west for 87 miles and traverses through the San Gabriel mountains from La Canada Flintridge. This roadway is at an elevation of over 6,400 feet and unfortunately averages a fatality every 1.6 miles because of blind curves and switchbacks. This road is extremely dangerous and we recommend great caution.


This roadway stretches from San Diego to Costa Grande and is sometimes known as the Border Friendship Route. It is known for extreme winds that reach 100 mph. Another risk of this road is due to the high number of speeding drug smugglers who are avoiding detection. 

US 101

This winding road is known for its spectacular coastal views, spanning from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Despite its scenic beauty, this highway averages a fatality every 1.3 miles. Adding to the havoc is the unfortunate reality that emergency services take 4 minutes longer to arrive at the scene than at an average roadway. We recommend avoiding this highway during peak hours.


Spanning 424 miles through the Central valley, this highway is used to connect rural communities with densely populated areas that are just east of the valley. Some believe that this highway is dangerous because there are many unlit portions, as well as intoxicated drivers. Just last year, in 2018, a 100 mile span of this road was declared the most dangerous roadway in the country.


This roadway spans for 215 miles from Oceanside to Blythe, CA and is mostly used by densely populated northern San Diego County before it heads in the Cuyamaca Mountains. A dangerous road, it averages a fatality every three miles.Due to steep incline on Banner Hill, we recommend making sure your brakes are working well.


A hugely popular road, over 8 million traverse this highway on their way to Las Vegas. A mostly straight road with little to no distractions, many suspect that the openness of the road itself encourages people to speed. Be careful out there.


This highway spans for 90 miles, beginning at the border with Mexico and ending at the Coachella Valley. This road was at first limited to 2 lanes and rural road access was originally a cause of many collisions. It is now a 4 lane highway, and despite improvements, there are still a great deal of accidents.


Always one of the most dangerous roads in the state. This road stretches for 796 miles from Oregon to Mexico and is known for its high number of fatalities. There was a recent 7 year period where a fatality took place on average every mile. The most hazardous stretch of this highway actually passes through LA County, as the combination of traffic, speeding drivers, and commercial trucks is a deadly combination.

Available Damages

Accidents happen. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Below is a brief explanation of damages. Damages are a type of monetary award that is determined by a court of law to help compensate an aggrieved individual for any losses or injuries sustained as a result of someone’s negligence.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are intended to compensate a plaintiff for losses that a dollar amount can readily be attached to. Economic damages are calculated by determining the amount of out of pocket losses an aggrieved individual has or will expect to incur as a result of their injuries. 

A few examples of economic losses include:

  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are essentially intended to cover losses that are thought of as subjective and will not necessarily cover out of pocket losses. Non-economic damages may include compensation for:

  • Emotional Distress
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss  of Enjoyment of Life
  • Other Non-Economic Damanges

Punitive Damages

The third type of damages a California court may award are known as punitive damages. Punitive damages are intended as punishment and are only awarded when a defendant’s behavior is especially harmful. Punitive damages are relatively rare and in fact are only incorporated in 5% of all verdicts.

Furthermore, there is no real set standard for calculating and awarding punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded at the court’s discretion and will vary depending on the specific circumstances of a case.

Contact us to find out how we can help

If you have sustained injuries in the city of Los Angeles as a result of a motorcycle accident, an attorney at our firm can  help you recover financial compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call West Coast Trial Lawyers today at (213) 927-3700 or email [email protected] to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring, and compassionate legal team.


If you have been injured in an accident, you can count on the legal team at West Coast Trial Lawyers to fight for your rights every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney.
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