Motorcycle Accidents: What You Need to Know
Updated: Mar 1
Riding a motorcycle has many advantages, but motorcyclists have little to no protection in a crash. Motorcycles are so much smaller than cars, that many drivers fail to see them when making lane changes or traveling through intersections. Motorcycle accidents can result in devastating injuries – in an instant, a life can be profoundly and permanently altered.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation statistics for Pennsylvania Motorcycle accidents on the state’s roads are the following for 2019. In 2019, there were 2,977 crashes, resulting in 174 fatalities - 164 (94.3%) were drivers, 10 (5.8%) were passengers.
Motorcycle accidents can occur because of unsafe road conditions, drunk drivers, failure to yield the right of way, and distracted driving. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the vehicle who struck you and/or caused the accident to happen. If a driver is texting and does not have their attention on the road, fails to follow traffic signals, or a driver of a car does not come to a complete stop at a stop sign and hits the motorcyclist, this is a breach of duty to use reasonable care. You should always contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible following a motorcycle accident.
The Oakes Firm is dedicated to helping injured people and grieving families obtain answers, justice, and full compensation. If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to contact us now. We are available 24/7 for a free case consultation to evaluate your potential claims. Learn how an award-winning Philadelphia personal injury lawyer at The Oakes Firm can get you the help you need and the money you deserve.