At Anapol Weiss, our Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyers offer our full commitment to your needs and a history of success in personal injury law. Each of our motorcycle accident attorneys understands the laws that affect motorcyclists and accident victims in Philadelphia. We serve our clients as compassionate legal advocates.
After a motorcycle crash, you may face an uphill battle to secure compensation from insurance companies and negligent parties. Some defendants will try to paint motorcyclists as stereotypical thrill seeking bikers who contributed more than 50% to an accident.
While an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at Anapol Weiss cannot guarantee a certain outcome, he or she will work hard to bring every piece of evidence to light during the course of a claim. A civil claim may offer compensation to cover the costs of medical expenses, lost income, future wages, and loss of quality of life.
Contact Our Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
As your representative, your Anapol Weiss attorney can represent you in insurance matters, in front of bill collectors, and throughout related civil claims. In a complex choice no-fault insurance state such as Pennsylvania, you may benefit greatly from the support of a lawyer in any motorcycle injury case.
For a free case evaluation, contact our Philadelphia, PA office and schedule an appointment.
Motorcycle Laws in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania requires that all motorcyclists follow the rules of the road. The state does not require all riders to wear helmets. Any rider over the age of 21 and who can demonstrate two years of licensed experience or the completion of a safety course may choose not to wear a helmet. However, refusing to wear a helmet could harm your ability to secure fair compensation. Some courts may see the failure to wear a helmet as an act of contributory negligence.
In addition to wearing a helmet, motorcyclists can take certain other safety precautions to protect their rights after a motorcycle accident. Wearing reflective gear at night, using proper signaling techniques, and traveling at safe speeds will all reflect rider responsibility during a motorcycle accident claim.
In Pennsylvania, 835,787 people were licensed to drive motorcycles in 2018. Motorcycles provide an enjoyable form of recreation as well as a cost-effective form of transportation. On any given day during fair weather, you will see motorcyclists traveling throughout Philadelphia and the countryside. With so many motorcycles on the roadways, accidents involving motorcyclists, unfortunately, do happen.
Understanding Motorcycle Accidents
Many people wrongfully assume that motorcycle riders are risk takers and possible speed demons. In reality, many motorcycle riders are very safety-conscious. Accidents often happen because passenger vehicles don’t expect and don’t see narrow profiled vehicles as they navigate traffic.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes:
- Motor vehicle drivers fail to see or drive cautiously around motorcyclists
- Roadway hazards, including loose gravel and standing water prevent motorcyclists from maintaining balance and control
- Motorcycle parts malfunction during operation
- Motorcyclists engage in careless or reckless behaviors
We’re Ready to Take On Your Motorcycle Accident Case
Whether they’re drivers or passengers, motorcycle accident victims may face serious injuries. Motorcycle accidents can result in road rash, broken bones, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, disfigurement, amputations, and even wrongful death. Unlike car accidents, the lack of a restraining system and protective cage increases the likelihood a rider will fall of the bike or be thrown. Even single-vehicle incidents involving motorcycles at low speeds can prove deadly.
Anapol Weiss is a leading Philadelphia law firm with a team of team of personal injury attorneys read to fight on your behalf. If you or a loved one were a motorcycle driver, passenger, or pedestrian involved in a motorcycle accident, legal action can provide much needed financial compensation for medical bills.
Contact one of our motorcycle accident injury attorneys in Philadelphia for a free consultation. Through our legal advice, we can provide support as you navigate the complexities of Pennsylvania insurance terms, prove liability, and file a civil claim for damages to cover the cost of your losses.