If you own a motorcycle, then we know you take the steps to ride safely. You never expect that you will need a motorcycle crash lawyer. However, you cannot control the careless or negligent actions of the drivers around you.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we want to help you if you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle crash. We will work to uncover the truth of what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
The Risks Are Real
We know that motorcycles are popular in Pennsylvania, but we also know that there are risks associated with riding. Even when riders operate their bike safely and wear a helmet, the chance of sustaining a major injury in a crash is much greater than for those in traditional passenger vehicles. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of motorcycle crashes:
- Spinal cord trauma (possible paralysis)
- Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or road rash
Those injuries range in severity, but all require immediate medical attention. The cost of treating a severe spinal cord injury can reach more than $1 million for the first year of medical care. Even more minor injuries can lead to major medical bills.
In many cases, motorcycle crashes put families into financial jeopardy, especially if the victim is unable to work and earn an income.
How Often Do These Incidents Occur?
For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, we know that there were more than 128,000 vehicle crashes reported. Out of those, there were 3,194 motorcycle crashes.
- 3,052 motorcyclist injuries
- 180 motorcyclist fatalities
Over the last five years, nearly 1,000 people have been killed in motorcycle crashes on Pennsylvania roadways.
Often, we find that drivers ignore motorcyclist and do not give them the space they deserve on the roadway. Other times, these crashes occur in the same ways as regular passenger vehicle wrecks, just with deadlier consequences.
It is important to note that alcohol-impaired and distracted drivers pose a significant risk to motorcyclists, as do those who speed and drive aggressively. If another driver’s negligence causes a motorcycle crash, that driver needs to be held accountable for damages and injuries.
How We Can Help You Now
We know that riding a motorcycle is a fun experience, especially when you are a safe rider. However, even those who obey all the laws and wear a helmet can still get injured due to the negligence of other drivers on the roadway. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here to help.
We will work to investigate the incident so we can secure the compensation you deserve, including:
- All of your medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages