Drivers often fail to see motorcycles on the road — until it’s too late. In a collision between a car or truck and a motorcycle, the motorcyclist is usually the one who suffers the greatest injuries. Head injuries and broken bones can necessitate lengthy hospital stays, an uncertain prognosis and significant lost work time. Some who are injured in a motorcycle accident may not be able to return to work at all. These are serious cases that require a committed personal injury attorney who can help secure maximum compensation for your injuries. At DelVecchio & Miller, LLC, our experienced legal team provides strong and effective representation for people who have been hurt in motorcycle or other types of motor vehicle accidents.
Drivers Have A Duty To Watch For Motorcyclists
Motorcycles are smaller than cars and therefore more difficult to see. For this reason other drivers have a heightened responsibility to pay attention and watch for motorcyclists on the road. Where the other driver was at fault, one of the following scenarios is usually to blame:
- A driver didn’t see you in the rearview or sideview mirror and merged into your path.
- A driver turned left in front of you while you were riding in the opposite direction.
- A driver hits you from behind while you’re stopped at an intersection.
- A driver pulls out from a side street directly into your lane of travel.
While there are safety measures a motorcyclist can take to help prevent accidental injury (drive defensively, wear a helmet, etc.), unfortunately cyclists can’t control the actions of other drivers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania, you need a dedicated and experienced attorney who can fight for the maximum possible compensation to pay medical bills, lost wages and other costs associated with these types of accident.