Harrisburg Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
In 2014, more than 861,000 motorcyclists were licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. While riding a motorcycle can be a great form of recreation and an economical method of transportation, it does come with risks of collisions and injuries. Too often, other drivers do not pay adequate attention or make other mistakes that result in serious motorcycle accidents.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should always seek medical attention for your injuries. As soon as you are able, you should then consult with an experienced Harrisburg motorcycle accident lawyer who can advise you of your legal rights and options under PA law.
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
The injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident can be especially serious due to the relative lack of protection that a motorcyclist has. Though motorcyclists often wear helmets, they do not have the body of a vehicle, seat belts, air bags, or other safety features of cars or trucks. For this reason, in a collision, you can often be thrown from your motorcycle with little protection from the impact with the ground or other vehicles or objects. This impact can result in serious and even catastrophic injuries including the following:
- Crushed limbs or bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Friction burns
- Serious lacerations or contusions
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Back and neck injuries
The above injuries can require extensive and costly medical treatment and can often prevent you from working for a period of time or from ever returning to work. On top of the pain, suffering, and limitations you experience, these severe injuries can also result in devastating financial losses.
Negligence Can Lead To Motorcycle Accidents
When another person or party acts negligently and causes your motorcycle injuries, you often have the right to hold that person liable for your losses. Negligence means that the party failed to act with the reasonable care expected of them in the particular situation and caused harm as a result. Some forms of negligence that can cause motorcycle accidents include:
- Drunk driving;
- Distracted driving;
- Dangerous road hazards;
- Defective motorcycle parts that malfunction;
- Fatigued driving; and
- Violating Pennsylvania traffic laws.
Sometimes, identifying and proving negligence can be challenging and can require significant investigation, expert analysis, and other resources. It is critical to have an attorney handling your case who has the resources and skill necessary to prove negligence in your case.
Call For A Free Consultation With A Harrisburg Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
A motorcycle accident can leave you with catastrophic and disabling injuries that can cause significant financial, physical, and emotional damage. At the law office of Ira H. Weinstock, P.C., we understand how important financial recovery can be for victims of motorcycle accidents and we will zealously advocate for your rights as an accident victim. We can assist in insurance negotiations as well as personal injury litigation if needed for you to obtain the full recovery for your losses. If you have been injured, call our Harrisburg motorcycle accident lawyers today at 717-238-1657 to learn more about how we can assist you.