While May is motorcycle awareness across the nation, motorcycle safety is a concern in Pennsylvania and other states during warm months. So long as the weather is nice, motorists should be prepared to share the road with motorcyclists. And as more and more motorcycles are being registered in the United States, it is expected that drivers everywhere will need to take steps to ensure they safely drive amongst motorcyclists. Unfortunately, not all drivers accommodate for these small vehicles, or even fail to take additional steps to increase his or her awareness of motorcycles traveling around them. These failings could lead to serious and even fatal motorcycle collisions.
Motorcycle safety initiatives and campaigns are implemented to help with crash prevention; however, this does not prevent all motorcyclists from being harmed by negligent, distracted and even intoxicated motorists. At Rosen Louik & Perry, our legal team is dedicated to helping victims in a motorcycle collision and those who lost a loved one in a crash.
We understand that getting into a motorcycle crash is not like getting into an automobile collision. A minor car crash is likely a fender bender with no injuries; however, a minor motorcycle accident could still cause a biker to suffer serious injuries. Therefore, we are prepared to help injured victims understand the recourses available to them following a motorcycle accident.
Motorcycles are much smaller than the average vehicle, causing them to often go unnoticed. This is the case whether a motorcyclists is traveling on the interstate, highway, in a residential area, through an intersection or even in a parking lot. The failure to yield is frequently the cause of a motorcycle crash, and bikers tend to suffer tremendously in these unexpected collisions
Because there are a lot more injuries and deaths from motorcycles than cars, it is likely that victims of motorcycle crashes and the loved ones of deceased motorcyclists will suffer physically, emotionally and financially. A personal injury claim could help an injured victim recover compensation for the losses and damages arising from the incident.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s motorcycle accident website. Motorcyclists should understand that they are entitled to the right to travel on the roads safely, just like any other motorist. Nonetheless, some motorists fail to uphold his or her duty to other drivers, making these negligent drivers liable and responsible for any injuries and damages caused by a motorcycle collision.