We know that the people of Pennsylvania love their motorcycles and we have plenty of them in and around the county. If you own a motorcycle, you probably take all of the necessary steps to stay safe each time you hit the road. Unfortunately, you cannot control the actions of other drivers and their negligence can cause significant harm.
At the SMT Legal, we understand the dynamics and complexities of a motorcycle accident. Let us help you if you have been injured. Our team will work diligently to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses so you can focus on healing. When you need a skilled motorcycle accident attorney, we are ready to help.
The Devastating Injuries
If you own a motorcycle, then you know there are more risks when riding than you would otherwise face if you were inside of a passenger vehicle. Even when a rider is wearing a helmet, they can still sustain severe injuries in the event of a crash. That is because there is little protection afforded to a motorcyclist. If they get struck by a vehicle, there is a high probability they will sustain a serious injury. Not only do they risk injury from an initial impact, but also from a secondary impact with the ground. It is not uncommon for us to represent victims with the following injuries:
- Spinal cord damage with and without paralysis
- Mild and major traumatic brain injuries
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Internal organ damages or bleeding
- Severe lacerations and road rash
Not only do these injuries require a person to seek immediate and often extensive medical treatment, but they may also need extended rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery. The cost of all of this treatment can become unbearable without any insurance coverage. These costs do not include things like lost income, loss of enjoyment of life, and caregiver expenses.
For the latest year in Pennsylvania, we know that there were over 3,000 motorcycle accidents. Nearly all of them resulted in some kind of injury or fatality for the rider. We know that motorcyclists are vulnerable to the same driver negligence as everyone else on the roadway. All too often, a motorcyclist is injured by an impaired driver, someone distracted by their phones or a speeding driver.
What Comes Next?
We know that you never wanted to be dealing with injuries from a motorcycle accident. However, if you have been harmed due to another person’s negligence while you were riding, please seek legal assistance. At SMT Legal, we will work with you to get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This means getting your medical expenses covered as well as the other hidden expenses related to the accident, things like lost income and pain and suffering damages.