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Motorcycle Accidents Attorneys

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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. The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Golomb & Honik 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 in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or anywhere in the United States, call us at 1-800-355-3300 or 1-215-985-9177 immediately to evaluate 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
  • Disfigurement
  • Road rash
  • Internal organ damage
  • Injuries necessitating amputation
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Death

If you are injured or a family member is killed in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, the motorcycle accident attorneys at Golomb & Honik 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 motorcycle accident attorney 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.

Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

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 the Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Golomb & Honik at 1-800-355-3300 or 1-215-985-9177 or fill out our confidential Contact Form. Our law firm has the experience and the resources needed to handle even the most complex motorcycle accident cases.

The motorcycle accident lawyers at Golomb & Honik have successfully represented individuals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and throughout the United States.

Golomb & Honik

215.985.9177 | 855.889.5389

1515 Market Street , Suite 1100 Philadelphia, PA 19102