Whether one buys into the groundhog’s prediction about an early or late spring, by this point in the year, residents of Pennsylvania are anxiously looking forward to warmer temperatures. They want to grill, go to ballgames, picnic in the park and for some adventurous residents, dust-off their motorcycles and hit the road.
Unfortunately, no matter how safe and experienced a motorcyclist is, motorcycling can be dangerous. This is because other drivers on the road often do not pay attention to motorcycles in their vicinity, causing devastating accidents that injure or kill the motorcyclist. Motorcycle accidents are often fatal as a motorcycle does not offer riders the structural protection automobiles possess and automobiles weigh significantly more than motorcycles. And, even if a person survives a motorcycle accident, they often face a difficult road to recovery.
When it comes to motorcycle accidents, many are quick to blame the motorcyclist. But, a crash reconstruction, along with other evidence, such as witness accounts and a police investigation, can show that a motorist actually was responsible for the crash. Motorists can turn left in front of motorcyclist, be distracted by their cellphones, follow a motorcyclist too closely or could improperly switch lanes, all of which can cause motorcycle accidents.
If one is injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to have an attorney. An attorney can examine the facts of the case, perform an investigation and give their clients honest advice about their ability to pursue compensation. The law firm of Rosen, Louik & Perry, have served Pittsburgh area motorcyclists who have been injured in accidents caused by a negligent driver.
No motorcycle accident victim should have to face a courtroom alone. With the right legal help, they may be able to pursue compensation from the responsible party, which can help pay for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.