If you own a motorcycle, then you already know you are facing more risks than drivers and passengers in regular vehicles. However, you do what you can to stay safe and never expect to need a Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyer.
Unfortunately, you cannot control the actions of other drivers and sometimes their negligent or careless driving behaviour causes injuries. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are here to help you secure the compensation you need if you have been injured in a motorcycle crash. Today, we want to talk about a recent motorcycle crash in Philly to highlight some of the dangers.
We want to bring an accident that happened in early April to your attention. A man riding his motorcycle in Southwest Philadelphia was killed when an alleged drunk driver crossed into the motorcyclist’s lane and slammed into him. The photos of the scene show that the force of the impact was tremendous.
The suspected drunk driver was arrested but was hospitalized after the incident.
We know that motorcyclists face so many risks when they are on the roadway. Even if a rider takes all possible precautions, including wearing a helmet, we know that the following injuries are common:
A motorcyclist does not have any protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them and they also have to contend with a secondary impact with the ground. Victims of motorcycle crashes often face serious medical procedures and long periods of rehabilitation while they recover from their injuries. This can lead to lost income if a victim is unable to work.
During the latest reporting year in Philadelphia, we know that there were over 128,000 vehicle crashes reported. Out of those, there were nearly 3,200 motorcycle crashes.
The careless and negligent driving behaviour of other drivers on the roadway is much more dangerous for motorcyclists than it is for other passengers. Of particular concern are drivers who:
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle crash due to the negligent actions of another driver, you need to act now to secure legal assistance. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we want to help you secure the compensation you deserve, including: