Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Motorcycles are a great way to get outside and enjoy the open road. Unfortunately, not all motorists exercise the proper duty of care around motorcycles and because motorcycle riders are essentially defenseless, even a low speed accident on a motorcycle can cause life-altering injuries.

Although motorcycle accidents are less common than passenger vehicle crashes, they have a much higher chance of ending in severe injuries. According to government statistics, motorcycle deaths happen 27 times as often as deaths in other vehicles.

Most motorcycle accidents happen when another driver is inattentive or distracted. The rules of the road are clear- other drivers must pay attention to the roadway conditions and other vehicles. When they fail to do so, victims can hold them liable for damages, including medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income.

Motorcycles are also more susceptible to roadway hazards than larger passenger vehicles. While automobiles may not be affected by loose gravel, potholes and debris, these obstructions present significant dangers to motorcyclists. Hitting a roadway defect can lead to loss of control resulting in a major single-vehicle accident. If a rider is injured by a dangerous road hazard, the municipality or property owner might be liable.

Our office has handled many motorcycle accidents and we can navigate the complex insurance issues surrounding these types of cases. For example, because motorcycles are not considered “motor vehicles” under Pennsylvania insurance law, there are often significant unpaid medical expenses when an accident happens.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident, we can help. Contact our office today for a free case evaluation and to review your legal options.