Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer, Mr. Farhad Hamdam, encourages motorcycle riders to take necessary precautions to reduce their risk of injury in an accident. Motorcyclists are at a significantly greater risk on the roadways compared to other drivers. They have little protection from projectiles, and a crash can leave them with devastating injuries.
About Farhad Hamdam, Motorcycle Accident Attorney Los Angeles
Farhad Hamdam is a seasoned Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Northrop University. He attended UWLA, from which he graduated with a Juris Doctorate Degree. Today, Mr. Hamdam is licensed to practice throughout California and in the U.S. District Court. He speaks English and Farsi and is active in the volunteer community, where he works with drug and alcohol rehabilitation non-profit organizations and youth centers.
Motorcycle accident statistics in Los Angeles County reveal that motorcycle accidents have increased significantly between 1998 and 2008. While accidents involving cars, trucks and other vehicles are decreasing, motorcycle riders tend to be over-represented in traffic-related deaths. Riders under the age of 24 account for 13 percent of fatalities even though they only account for 10 percent of all riders. Riders between 25 and 54 are also more likely to be involved in an accident. Nine out of 10 motorcycle accident victims are male. Most accidents are attributed to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding or turning improperly.
California motorcycle laws include a universal helmet law that requires all motorcycle riders to wear helmets. Helmets offer cushion and protection from impacts that could otherwise cause head or traumatic brain injuries. However, helmets are not the only way to stay safe. Riders should look for clothing that is made from strong, durable fabrics and that covers their limbs completely. Sturdy footwear that encases the entire foot and offers ankle protection is preferable. Reflective strips or bright colors can increase visibility. Finally, motorcyclists should obey all applicable rules of the road. Ignoring the speed limit, disobeying traffic signals or driving too fast for conditions can all have deadly consequences for motorcyclists. Riders who have been drinking or using other substances should not drive. Visit http://www.motorcycleaccidentlawyer-losangeles.com for more information.
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