According to the Federal Highway Administration, while motorcycle travel is only 0.6 percent of vehicle movement on U.S. roads, motorcycle accidents result in over 14 percent of traffic deaths. It is not hard to believe, considering the vulnerability of the exposed human body to impact with other vehicles, standing objects and roads.
At our law firm, we represent the victims of motorcycle accidents caused by the negligence or recklessness of others on the road driving vehicles of all types and sizes. Motorcyclists have just as much right to use of Pennsylvania roads as larger vehicles do and should not suffer harm because others drive while distracted or inattentive, too fast, too close, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, in violation of traffic laws or negligently in other ways.
Typical motorcycle crash injuries
The types of injuries often suffered by motorcycle operators and passengers in crashes include:
When a client chooses our law firm to represent them in a motorcycle accident claim, we launch a thorough investigation of the collision, leaving no stone unturned in the search for evidence of causation and liability. Potentially responsible parties may include:
Comprehensive assessment of financial needs
Thorough medical and economic assessment is required to determine what level of financial compensation will be necessary to take care of a motorcycle accident victim and compensate him or her for all loss. For example, potential losses and needs may include, especially in cases of severe disability:
Anyone harmed in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident or whose loved one has died in such a crash should seek legal advice as quickly as possible so an early investigation can be started and witnesses interviewed while memories are fresh.