Injured in a Motorcycle Wreck? We Can Help
As injury lawyers that handle motorcycle accidents, we talk to a lot of riders who were recently injured in a serious motorcycle crash. More often than not, the motorcycle rider is not at fault for the accident. In our experience more accidents are caused by actions of a person operating a passenger vehicle. We hear from bikers all the time about a car making a left turn in front of a motorcycle, or a car pulling onto a road directly in front of a motorcycle. The rider has no time to counter this move and ends up paying the price for a driver’s negligence.
Why Do Cars Pull In Front of Motorcycles?
Most people who do not ride simply misjudge the speed of a motorcycle. Others, are looking for a car in the next lane, not a motorcycle. Seeing no cars, they start a lane change or turn without seeing a biker in their blind spot. What usually happens is, the rider goes down and the driver of the car may not even be aware that they just ran somebody off the road.
The worst part of this equation is that bikers have very little to protect them in an accident. A person in a car is afforded much more protection from airbags, seat belts, and of course, the frame of the car. Because of this, the injured riders we speak to often suffer from very serious injuries.
How Can A Lawyer Help Me After a Motorcycle Accident?
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be stuck in the hospital for awhile. Not to worry, our motorcycle accident attorneys will visit you at home or in the hospital to offer you a free, no obligation consultation. Because you’re stuck in that hospital, you’ll be missing work. Again, don’t worry. We also help injured riders get reimbursed for lost wages.
What About The Damage To My Bike?
We’ve got you covered there too. If your bike was damaged by the negligence of another, we can help you recover damages (payments) to cover your property damage and any other expenses related to the accident. If the other driver doesn’t have the insurance coverage to pay for your losses, we may be able to get your money through other insurance policies (such as umbrella policies or even homeowner’s policies). We know all the avenues to help you get your life back to normal.
Last week saw over 100,000 bikers in Erie PA for two major events – the Roar on The Shore and Harley Davidson of Erie’s Bikefest. With that many bikes in one place, things are bound to happen. I’m sure we’ll be getting a few phone calls from local riders, and The Travis Law Firm will be there to help those riders get back on the road.
Injured In A Motorcycle Wreck? Contact An Erie PA Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today.
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