Help for Accident Victims Across the Nation
In 2012, nearly 5,000 motorcyclists lost their lives in traffic crashes
across the country, and an additional 93,000 were injured. Collisions
involving motorcycles can be especially dangerous for bikers, and motorcycle
accidents are more likely to cause severe injuries and fatalities than
collisions involving only passenger vehicles. In fact, according to the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists were 26x
more likely to die in a traffic crash than passenger car occupants.
Although riding motorcycles carries additional risks over other vehicles,
motorcyclists have the same rights as other drivers, including the right
to seek financial compensation when they are injured in an accident that
was due to the negligence of another driver. At Golomb & Honik, P.C.,
we have more than three decades of experience successfully representing
bikers who are victims of negligent driving.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident anywhere
in the United States,
call us at (215) 278-4449 so we can review your case.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Any motor vehicle accident has the potential to result in serious injuries,
but motorcycle riders are especially vulnerable in collisions, even when
wearing a helmet. Due to their low profile, motorcycles don’t offer
their riders any protection from the violent forces that occur during
accidents. As a result, even accidents that occur at relatively low-speeds
can cause serious injuries, resulting in lifelong disabilities or even death.
Injuries suffered by bikers are often severe and may necessitate extensive
medical attention or long-term care. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Road rash
- Internal organ damage
- Injuries necessitating amputation
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
If you are injured or a family member is killed in a motorcycle accident
caused by a negligent driver, our motorcycle accident attorneys at Golomb
& Honik, P.C. can help you hold the responsible party accountable
and challenge the insurance companies who attempt to deny motorcycle accident
victims the money the need to recover from their injuries.
Negligence in Motorcycle Accidents
Failure of other motor vehicle drivers to notice motorcycles on the road
is the most common cause of motorcycle accidents. In fact, most drivers
guilty of causing motorcycle accidents cite not recognizing the presence
of a motorcycle as the reason for the collision.
Common triggers for motorcycle accidents include:
- A passenger vehicle moving in front of a motorcycle
- A passenger vehicle entering an intersection into the path of a motorcycle
- A passenger vehicle turning onto a street into the path of a motorcycle
- A passenger vehicle driver failing to check for motorcycles before making
a lane change
- A passenger vehicle driver failing to yield to or violating the right-of-way
of a motorcycle
Obstacles Motorcyclists Face when Seeking Damages
While motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities on the road
as other motor vehicle drivers, they face unique obstacles when seeking
to recover damages. Sadly, motorcyclists have an unfair reputation for
being daredevils or thrill seekers. As such, law enforcement officials
and insurance adjusters often try to pin some, if not all, of the accident
on the motorcyclist-even when there is little supporting evidence.
When this occurs, you need an experienced Philadelphia personal injury
lawyer on your side to help establish liability clearly and protect your
rights. Through forensic evidence, eyewitness accounts, and police reports,
your attorney will be able to build a solid case that is designed to recover
the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Contact Golomb & Honik, P.C. for a Free Consult
If you were harmed or a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident that
was the result of another driver's negligence, please contact our
Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Golomb & Honik, P.C. Call
us at (215) 278-4449 or
fill out our confidential case evaluation form. Our law firm has the experience and the resources needed to handle even
the most complex motorcycle accident cases.