Bucks County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle crashes have devastating effects on riders and their families. The medical and financial aftermath of a motorcycle accident can leave a rider unable to work, pay monthly bills, and without transportation to necessary doctor appointments. In the worst cases, motorcycle accidents leave families mourning the loss of their loved one.
If you suffered injuries in Bucks County in a motorcycle accident or lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident, call Wilk Law today. Our motorcycle accident attorneys can help you navigate the motorcycle claims process and return as closely as possible to your life.
At Wilk Law, we fight to get motorcycle accident victims the justice, compensation, and closure they deserve. Our attorneys recognize the devastation motorcycle accidents cause victims, and offer legal representation that is:
- Skilled and experienced in all areas of motorcycle accident litigation;
- Aggressive and determined to win for you; and
- Compassionate and client-focused.
Contact Wilk Law and schedule your free claim evaluation and consultation. We will give you valuable advice and guidance regarding your legal rights and can even help you with accessing specialized medical care.
What Can a Bucks County Motorcycle Accident Attorney Do for Me?
At Wilk Law, our Bensalem motorcycle accident attorneys are advocates who stand with you throughout your claim. We promptly return your texts, emails, and phone calls, answering your claims questions, and we keep you updated on your claim progress regularly.
Additionally, we work tirelessly building, pursuing, and attempting to reach a full and fair settlement for your motorcycle claim. This involves the following and more:
- Investigating your accident;
- Identifying liable parties;
- Pursuing all sources of compensation;
- Calculating your current and future medical and financial needs;
- Hiring necessary experts;
- Negotiating a settlement with the insurance company; and
- If needed, proceeding with litigation and trial.
If Wilk Law cannot reach a fair settlement, we will take your claim to trial. It is essential that we hold negligent parties responsible for your injuries and find closure and justice for you.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Bensalem
In 2018 there were 2,714 motorcycle accidents in Pennsylvania. Of these, 159 were fatal. A variety of negligent and reckless acts account for motorcycle accidents in the Commonwealth, including, but not limited to:
- Distracted driving;
- Failure to yield;
- Failure to stop;
- Negligent Bensalem truck drivers;
- Unsafe lane changes;
- Crossing the centerline;
- Improper turns;
- Improper passing; and
- Defective vehicles.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
There really is no minor motorcycle accident as motorcycle riders lack even the most superficial safety advantages of passenger vehicles. Cars and trucks are larger and heavier than motorcycles. Passenger vehicles come equipped with safety features like airbags and seatbelts.
Motorcycle accident injuries may include any of the following and more:
- Road rash;
- Broken legs and ankles;
- Broken ribs;
- Internal organ damage;
- Head and neck injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI);
- Spinal injuries, such as paralysis; and
- Wrongful Death in Bucks County.
Bensalem accident victims may need months or even years of recovery, costly surgeries, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. That is why an experienced motorcycle accident attorney, like ours at Wilk Law, works with experts from both the financial and medical fields to determine the costs of accident care at present and into the future.
Motorcycle Rider Safety in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s Motorcycle Helmet Law makes wearing a helmet optional for riders over twenty-one years old with more than two years of riding experience optional. However, wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle reduces fatalities by 37 percent and the chances of a head injury by 69 percent.
Other recommended safety gear for riders includes:
- Shatterproof goggles with a peripheral view;
- Face shields fastened to the helmet that are impact-resistant;
- Appropriate clothing for weather protection;
- Low-heeled boots or other closed-toe, ankle-covering footwear;
- Gloves with grip; and
- Bright, weather-resistant clothing that resists abrasions.
Contact a Bucks County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Do not allow the stress of medical treatments, bills, and dealing with the insurance companies while trying to recover take the enjoyment out of your life. Let the Bensalem motorcycle accident attorneys at Wilk Law handle every aspect of your motorcycle accident claim. We will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need for your expenses and hold any negligent parties accountable for your injuries.
If cost is a factor, Wilk Law takes cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only collect fees when we win compensation for you. Contact us online or call today at (855) 946-3678 and schedule your confidential, no-obligation consultation.