Riding a sport bike can be a one-of-a-kind experience for those who love speed and thrill. However, oftentimes, all that fun can be overshadowed by the dangers and risks associated with riding a sport bike, especially if you consider how many negligent, careless and reckless drivers are out there on our roads.
Since sport bikes are much faster, smaller, and weigh less than other types of motorcycles, not to mention that these bikes provide little to no protection to the rider in the event of a crash, motor vehicle accidents involving sport bikes can be devastating and deadly.
Why you need a sport bike attorney by your side
The consequences caused by sport bike accidents can be severe and include fractured bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, coma, disfigurement, loss of a limb, and many others. Most of these injuries require years of medical treatment and rehabilitation to get back on the feet and continue working, which means the victim of this type of devastating crash can incur hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in economic and non-economic damages.
Luckily, with an Allentown sport bike accident attorney by your side, you will be able to pursue compensation for all the physical, emotional, psychological, economic and non-economic damages and losses caused by this type of collision. Here at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C.,many of our lawyers have been riding motorcycles, including sport bikes, for decades. We have a first-hand experience and understanding of the factors involved in any sport bike crash.
This first-hand knowledge of how bikes work enables our attorneys to handle our clients’ cases with great prowess.
Why many bikers are unable to get a fair compensation
It is a well-known fact that motorcyclists are often blamed for bike accidents and get their personal injury claims denied simply because insurance companies and other parties do not understand how motorcyclists can and should react to various situations and hazards on the road.
Bikers in Pennsylvania and all across the United States have acquired an unjustified reputation, and this reputation is the reason why so many motorcyclists are unable to seek compensation for their injuries and losses. It may be difficult to break through the wall of biases and stereotypes unless you have a legal representative who has the legal tools necessary to destruct this wall. Our experienced sport bike accident attorney in Allentown or elsewhere in Pennsylvania may be the person you are looking for this particular task.
Causes of sport bike accidents
Contrary to the popular belief, the rider of a sport bike is not responsible for 100 percent of all motor vehicle accidents. In fact, the other party involved – more often than not, a driver of a passenger car – is responsible for causing the sport bike accident in the vast majority of these crashes, as absurd as it may sound to some.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents involving sport bikes include:
- Failure to yield the right of way to the sports bike rider
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to check blind spots to notice the sport bike
- Motorist’s inattentiveness
- Reckless driving
- Cutting the biker off
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to obey traffic rules
Challenges of handling a personal injury claim as a sport bike rider
Regardless of what caused your sport bike accident, if you are a sport bike rider, insurance companies will most likely put the blame on to you without even bothering to properly and fairly investigate your case. Unfortunately, there’s a widespread misconception in our country that sport bikes are operated only by young adults who take risks for the thrill.
Interestingly, statistics indicate that the vast majority of people killed in motorcycle-related accidents are over 40 years old. Riding a sport bike does not necessarily mean that the rider is reckless, negligent, and does not care about his/her safety or the safety of those around him or her.
Depending on the nature of your case, your compensation might reach more than $1 million. Statistically speaking, motorcycle accidents involving sport bikes cost the victim anywhere between $2,000 and $1.5 million. Speak to our Allentown sport bike accident attorney from The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., to calculate your damages and losses and ensure that your case is being handled fairly and unbiasedly. Call our offices at 215-543-7220 to get a free consultation.