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Chester County, PA Motorcycle Accident Attorney

As a motorcyclist traveling the highways and byways that wind their way through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you are up to 27 times more likely to die in an accident than your counterparts traveling in enclosed passenger vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). And while no one wants to think of their own death while out experiencing the thrills of the open road, the truth is that serious, debilitating injuries and devastating deaths happen all the time among motorcyclists, and most of them are preventable.

If you are a motorcyclist who has experienced a serious injury due to the negligence of others on the roadway or if you are a surviving family member of someone who died due to their injuries sustained in a motorcycle wreck, you need a seasoned attorney by your side. A motorcycle accident attorney can help you understand the nuances of the claims process and serve as an advocate for you, going up against big insurance companies and others.

Careless Drivers, Injured Motorcyclists

While some motorcycle accidents result from motorcycle operator error, the ugly truth is that other drivers on the road cause the majority of these types of accidents. These driver behaviors can lead to devastating consequences for the motorcyclist:

  • Driving while distracted: From texting on a cell phone to eating breakfast behind the wheel, distractions can prove deadly for drivers and others on the roadway.
  • Speeding: Going too fast can result in reduced reaction time and less time left for stopping if a motorcyclist pulls out unexpectedly.
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs: Alcohol and illicit substances can make the best driver unfit to drive. Reaction times slow and drivers become drowsy, increasing the possibility of serious accidents.
  • Making left-hand turns: Left-hand turns can be particularly dangerous to motorcyclists, since motorists making them may not see the motorcyclist coming or may not judge the speed at which the motorcycle is traveling. This can lead to horrific motorcycle accidents.

In addition, road conditions and weather can play a role in the dangers that motorcyclists face. For example, when roads become treacherous due to rain, snow, and ice, motorists who fail to adjust their speed can cause unnecessary accidents. Similarly, road conditions in a construction zone may be a contributing factor to motorcycle accidents when loose gravel or debris becomes an obstacle in the path of the motorcycle.

Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident? You Are Not Alone

Being hurt in a motorcycle accident can completely throw your life off track, leave you in poor physical and mental condition, and put a strain on your household’s finances. You owe it to yourself and your family to pursue a claim against the at-fault party in your case and collect the maximum amount of damages available under the law. Count on Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, seasoned Chester County motorcycle accident attorneys, to stand up for your rights against the toughest defendants. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.

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