Motorcycle Accidents in Western PA
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Motorcycling has increased in popularity exponentially during the past 20 years. Presently, there are over 4,000,000 registered motorcycles in the United States. Sadly, there are more than 70,000 accidents each year, representing about 10% of all highway fatalities.
Because motorcycles provide little or no protection to their riders, these crashes often result in serious injury to the head or spinal cord, or death. These crashes can also lead to less severe but still serious injuries such as broken bones, abrasions, and scars. Compared to occupants of passenger cars, motorcyclists are approximately sixteen (16) times more likely to be in a fatal accident and three (3) times more likely to be injured.
Nationwide, approximately 75% of all motorcycle accidents involve another motor vehicle. Of these accidents, two-thirds were caused by another motorist failing to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist. The most common reason given by the negligent motorist is that he or she “did not see” the motorcycle. Motorcyclists, however, are not invisible! Unfortunately, motorcyclists who have been injured in an accident will have trouble obtaining medical coverage and it is important that the case be investigated quickly before evidence of fault is lost.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of a motorcycle accident, contact Rudberg Law Offices, LLC for a free consultation. Our Pittsburgh personal injury attorneys have decades of experience representing injured persons in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We understand the injuries that happen when bikers fall victim to negligent drivers or hazardous roads, and we are here to help you through the healing process by acting as your advocate and protecting your rights.
Please remember that as with any car accident, any lawsuit must be filed within two (2) years of the date of the accident.
For additional information, you may find the following links useful:
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program
- Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Contact a skilled accident lawyer in Pittsburgh
If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by the careless or wrongful actions of others, call the Pittsburgh accident attorneys of Rudberg Law Offices, LLC for assistance at (412) 488-6000, (866) 306-2667, or complete our quick contact web form.