Motorcycle accidents can lead to devastating injuries and tremendous medical expenses. If you or someone you love has been harmed in a motorcycle crash that was caused by another person’s negligence, the SMT Legal is standing by to help. We will investigate this incident and work to determine who is liable. Our goal is to secure compensation for all of your crash-related expenses. When you need a motorcycle accident lawyer, we are standing by to help.
Motorcycle accidents can be devastating
There is no escaping the fact that motorcyclists in Washington County are more vulnerable to injuries in a crash than those in passenger vehicles. It is not uncommon for motorcyclists to sustain one or more of the following injuries in a crash:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
During the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, the DOT states that there were 3,194 motorcycle crashes. Out of those, there were 3,052 injuries and 180 fatalities. Looking at those statistics, you can see that nearly every motorcycle crash resulted in an injury or fatality. There is simply no way for a person’s body to absorb the impact of a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds without sustaining some kind of injury.
The injuries listed above all require medical attention. A motorcyclist is often left with major medical expenses. If they cannot work while they recover from their injuries, they risk losing the income they need to pay not only their medical bills but also their regular household bills. If a motorcyclist is disabled and requires long-term care, who will be responsible for theses expenses?
How do motorcycle crashes happen?
Unfortunately, many passenger vehicle drivers fail to give motorcycles the space they deserve on the roadway. Many motorcycle crashes are the result of drivers following the cyclist too closely or failing to yield the right-of-way. Drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs pose a significant threat to motorcyclists, as do those who are distracted by their phones.
Motorcyclists are also more vulnerable to roadways defects than other drivers. Municipalities and other agencies responsible for roadway inspection and maintenance could be held for crash injuries caused by unfixed potholes, cracked pavement, or other obstacles on the roadway.
Let us secure the compensation you deserve
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a motorcycle crash due to the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, secure legal assistance today. At the SMT Legal, our knowledgeable and experienced team is going to investigate what happened in order to secure the compensation you deserve, including:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages if you are unable to work while you recover
- General household expenses
- Possible physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering damages