Riding a motorcycle is a cost-effective and exhilarating way of getting from one place to another. In an ideal world, you could safely ride your bike without having to worry about negligence on the part of other motorists, but the sad truth is that all too many people fail to drive in ways that are safe for all people on the road. However, a lot of people who drive cars, trucks and SUVs fail to meet these obligations by refusing to check their mirrors before changing lanes or otherwise disregarding the fact that they share the roads with motorcycles. This negligence can lead to devastating outcomes, especially for the person riding a motorcycle. If you were hurt in bike crash and want to discuss your case with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Allentown, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today.
After the accident
Sometimes all the safety measures we take are for naught and because of someone else’s negligence, we end up in an accident anyway. The pain and confusion after a crash can make figuring out your next steps difficult. Here is what to do after the accident:
- Get a medical evaluation right away, even if you think your injuries are not major. It is crucial to let a medical professional evaluate and treat any injuries you may have sustained in the accident.
- Document the accident and your injuries. Take pictures of injuries, keep copies of medical bills, and write out or dictate a timeline of events leading up to the crash if you are able to. Gather contact information from any accident witnesses.
- Contact an attorney to discuss the possibility of taking legal action against the liable party in civil court.
Motorcycle accident injury and death data
Data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that in 2016, more than 5,200 bikers lost their lives on the nation’s roadways because of motorcycle crashes—a more than 5 percent increase in motorcycle accident deaths from the prior year. Many injuries and fatalities are attributed to lack of helmet usage by riders, and nationally only approximately two-thirds of motorcycle riders use helmets when riding even in states with partial helmet laws (like Pennsylvania) or full helmet laws.
If you were hurt in a bike accident, we can help you file a claim
If you were hurt in a motorcycle crash, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help. Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in handling motorcycle accident injury claims, and we want to help you get justice in the civil courtroom. We will fight to help you pursue the recovery of damages after an accident, and we will push to get you every dime of cash compensation you are entitled to as an accident victim. You should not have to continue suffering because of someone else’s negligence—we want to help you hold them responsible for the destruction they caused. Contact us today for a free consultation.