We know that motorcycle owners love to ride around this state. Bristol and the surrounding areas offer some wonderful scenery. We also know that, as a responsible rider, you take all the steps necessary to stay safe when you go out riding.
Unfortunately, you cannot control the actions of other drivers around you. Their negligent driving behaviors can cause serious harm to motorcyclists. Do you know what to do in the event of an accident?
When you need a Bristol motorcycle accident attorney, turn to the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for help. Our experienced team will work with you to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses.
There were over 3,000 motorcycle accidents during the latest reporting year for Pennsylvania. We know that most of them resulted in some kind of injury.
Many resulted in a fatality.
- 185 motorcyclists were killed
- 4,106 motorcyclists were injured
Motorcyclists are so vulnerable in accidents because they have almost no protection from the force of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. Because of this, we often see the following injuries as a result of motorcycle crashes:
- Road rash
- Bumps and bruises
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
While minor injuries may not require extensive medical care, major injuries often require surgery and rehabilitation for a person to recover. Often, a motorcycle accident victim is disabled and unable to return to work or enjoy life the same way again.
Do you know if your insurance will cover all of these expenses, including lost income?
Careless drivers often ignore motorcyclists on the roadways around them. This can lead to lane changes and turns that cause accidents.
Drunk drivers are an even bigger problem. Impaired drivers were responsible for more than 26 percent of all fatal traffic accidents in 2017. Nearly as dangerous for motorcyclists are distracted drivers, those who think it is okay to send a text or watch a video while cruising down the road.
Government agencies are tasked with regularly inspecting and maintaining the roadways to ensure they are safe for everyone who uses them. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to roadway damage than passengers in regular vehicles. Pothole and broken pavement can cause devastating motorcycle accidents.
What You Can Do Now
Whether an accident was caused by another motorist or a problematic roadway, we know that motorcycle accidents can be devastating. That is why, at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we want to help you get through it.
If you or a loved one are hurt in a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, we want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve to cover all of your accident-related expenses. This can include medical bills, lost income if your injuries prevent you from working, as well as punitive damages. If you need a Bristol motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-543-7220.