Motorcycle Accident FAQ
How many people are injured or killed in motorcycle accidents?
Astonishingly, nearly 2,000 motorcyclists die each year and approximately 50,000 are injured. Nearly 80% of all motorcycle accidents in the United States result in injury or death.
What is the main cause of death in these accidents?
Head injuries are the main cause of death among motorcyclists. Unfortunately there is no barrier between your head and the ground, other than your helmet.
How can I protect myself as a motorcyclist?
Ride defensively and be aware of your surroundings. Also, obey the laws and follow the speed limit. In addition to wearing a helmet, other safety gear, such as eye protection, gloves, appropriate footwear, leg guards and jackets can help reduce your risk of serious injury.
What should I do if I’m involved in an accident?
First seek proper medical attention and make sure the authorities are notified. Then you should contact Pisanchyn Law Firm and allow us to start gathering information. Motorcycle law can be complicated, but as with all accidents, there are steps you should follow at the accident scene.
What if a loved one has been killed in an accident?
In these unfortunate situations, a family member may be entitled to claim for wrongful death depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Our Pennsylvania Motorcycle Lawyers Can Help
Many times, when an accident involves a motorcycle and a normal passenger vehicle, the fault is on the driver of the normal passenger vehicle. Motorcycles go somewhat undetected and unnoticed in traffic, especially on busy roads or highways. Due to their small size they easily fit in the blind spots of most normal passenger vehicles causing other drivers to not see them and cut them off, hit them, or violate the motorcycle’s right of way. It is unfair to expect motorcyclists to overcompensate for distracted careless drivers of much bigger vehicles, especially on busy streets or highways.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you should be focusing on one thing – getting better. Aside from our free consultations, no win no fee representation, and 24/7 on-call assistance, our Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorneys will be on your side every step of the way and will take the worries and stress off your hands. From the moment you hire us to get your compensation we will:
- send investigators to the scene of the accident.
- have experts reconstruct the accident when needed.
- gather evidence to support your motorcycle case.
- most importantly, fight the insurance companies that don’t have your best interest in mind.
Please, call our Pennsylvania motorcycle lawyers toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Harrisburg, Scranton and Pittsburgh and will travel to you.