Owning a sports bike is a thrill. The sound of a revving engine cannot be beaten, especially as you are taking in some great riding in and around Beaver County. We know that you love your sports bike and are aware that there are risks that motorcyclists face that other vehicle passengers do not. That is why you take steps to be safe when you go out riding.
Unfortunately, sometimes the negligence of other people can cause you to harm the roadways. If you are the victim of a motorcycle crash, you can turn to SMT Legal for help. When you need a Beaver County sports bike accident attorney, our team will work to secure the compensation you need.
The Hard Facts
For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania’s DOT, we can see the following:
- There were more than 128,000 crashes reported
- 3,194 of those crashes involved motorcycles
- 185 motorcyclists were killed
- 93% of those killed were drivers and 7% were passengers
We know that you take extra care when you go out on a sports bike. These types of motorcycles are powerful. While they can give you a sense of freedom, they also come with risks. Unfortunately, people are often hurt on these bikes not due to their own errors, but due to the carelessness of the drivers around them.
When you get into an accident on a sports bike, you are faced with extra scrutiny. Insurance companies, due to the nature of these bikes and their reputation, may not want to pay out a settlement. They may try to blame the driver of the sports bike for the accident even if that is not the case.
A skilled and experienced attorney will know how to counter these arguments.
Motorcycle riders have virtually no protection against the force of a vehicle slamming into them and when they get hit, they usually impact the ground as well. These two impacts often cause the following injuries:
- Head injuries/brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe soft tissue damage
- Major internal organ damage/bleeding
Beyond the medical expenses, you need to consider the hidden costs of accidents such as lost income if you cannot work as well as pain and suffering damages.
Will your insurance cover all of this?
Moving Forward From Here
If you or a loved one have been involved in a sports bike accident that was caused by someone else’s mistake, you need to seek legal advice immediately. Insurance companies will work to secure a settlement as soon as possible and this is usually not in your best interest.