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Motorcycle Riders Rely On The Fegley Law Firm When They Are Injured In Accidents With Cars
Riding a Harley Davidson on the open road is a thrill, but any biker knows an accident is bound to happen and, when it does, it comes with a much higher risk of serious injury. In 2015, 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes, up 8.3 percent from 4,594 in 2014, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report. Motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities and 4 percent of all people injured. Eighty percent of motorcyclists involved in accidents were injured or killed. Not surprisingly, bikers over age 40 are twice as likely to suffer serious injury and death than younger riders.
Wearing protective gear while riding a motorcycle is not optional for any rider seriously concerned about his or her well-being. The ensemble should include a heavy leather jacket, gloves, pants, boots, and, of course, an approved helmet. Click here to view Pennsylvania’s Motorcycle Helmet Law Fact Sheet. Not wearing protective gear may result in diminishment in the value of a legal claim even if the rider is not at fault.
The simple fact that motorcycles are more difficult to see makes vehicles turning in front of motorcycles the number one cause of all motorcycle accidents. Seventy percent of motorcycle accidents occur in intersections. Motorcycles are also more susceptible to road hazards including weather related conditions.
As with any motor vehicle accident, the legal concept of negligence, or “who’s at fault for not being careful,” governs whether an injured biker can recover money for injuries suffered in an accident. If the biker is more than fifty percent at fault for the accident, he cannot recover anything. It requires a skilled attorney, like Scott Fegley and the Fegley Law Firm, to find and preserve evidence, hire the right experts to analyze factors such as speed and crash data, and make a compelling case for the client. With intersectional collisions being the most common, The Fegley Law Firm’s experience with these cases is an advantage to the biker who had no chance to avoid the accident. We work tirelessly to help you put your life back together after a motorcycle accident.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, turn to Scott Fegley, a motorcycle accident attorney at The Fegley Law Firm. Contact us today or call us now at (215) 493-8287 for your free consultation.