According to a news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of fatal workplace injuries have been trending upward over the last several years, at least since 2013. In 2013, 4,585 workers lost their lives in work-related accidents. This number increased to 4,821 in 2014 and, by 2016, stood at 5,190.
A previous post on this blog talked about how, although strides have been taken, many motorcyclists on California's roads still lose their lives in tragic accidents. Many of these fatal accidents are caused by other drivers and are totally preventable.
Motorcycle riders in the Los Angeles area will be glad to know that, if preliminary statistics from 2017 hold true, then California's roads may be getting a little bit safer for them.
When Californians take to the roads, it is unlikely that they are considering the statistical chances of being in an auto accident. There are many variables that go along with being in a crash. However, there are certain trends that arise and researchers point to when assessing when and under what circumstances a crash is likely to occur. A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that certain days of the week and times of day are more dangerous while others are safer.
Since many people in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas choose to get around via bicycle, it is imperative for drivers who share the road with them to keep a close watch and give them enough space to be safe. However, as much as it is said that bicyclists and cars must share the road safely, many drivers choose to behave recklessly and place bicyclists at risk. People who have been injured in a bike accident or lost a loved one in a fatal bicycle accident must remember they have the right to seek compensation in a lawsuit.