Motorcycles present a cost-efficient, eco-friendly and exciting way to travel, whether as part of your daily work commute or a leisurely ride up a winding mountain pass to take in some sight-seeing. However, motorcyclists are not afforded the same protections as other motorists, such as airbag technology, seatbelts, or a heavy frame that surrounds and encloses the driver. This means that motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable commuters on the roadways, alongside bicyclists and pedestrians. Even though road signs urge passenger car, SUV, and truck drivers to “look twice – save a life,” many motorists engage in negligence when they drive for a variety of reasons: speeding because they are in a hurry, failure to check their blind spot before merging, or simply “I didn’t see them there.” If you were injured in a motorcycle crash and want to discuss your rights and options as an accident victim with a qualified attorney, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today.
Facts about motorcycle crashes
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publishes reports about motorcycle accident injuries and fatalities each year. According to their data, 5,286 lost their lives in bike crashes in 2016. In 2015, 88,000 motorcyclists are estimated to have sustained injuries in motorcycle crashes. Although the number of estimated injured motorcyclists that year was down from the prior year (92,000 in 2014), our attorneys believe that even one injured motorcyclist is one too many. If you need help after being hurt in a bike crash, consult with one of our attorneys today.
What to do if you are hurt in an accident
Being involved in a bike crash is a scary, painful experience that can lead to a lot of confusion in the aftermath of the accident. Here is what you need to do if you are hurt in a motorcycle accident:
- Get immediate medical care for injuries. Even if you think your injuries are minor, it is important to allow a medical professional to evaluate and treat you after being involved in a motorcycle accident.
- Document the crash and your injuries. Keep copies of medical bills related to injury treatment and take photos of injuries if applicable. Gather witness contact information if you can, also, and keep these documents in a file.
- Contact a lawyer. Discuss your legal options with an attorney who specializes in handling motorcycle accident injury cases. Your attorney can review your documentation and use it to build your legal case for the civil courts.
Drexel Hill motorcycle accident attorneys
If you were hurt while riding and need a motorcycle accident lawyer in Drexel Hill, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to speak to a personal injury attorney about your case. Our team is dedicated to helping injured motorcyclists recover damages through the civil court system. Damages are assessed based on factors like medical treatment costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages while recovering from injuries. These damages can then be paid out to you in the form of financial compensation, either via a settlement negotiation or a courtroom win—and we will work hard to ensure you get every dollar you are qualified to receive. Call today for your free consultation.