If you are riding a motorcycle or bicycle and are involved in an auto accident, you are at great risk of serious injury and even death, because you have little protection. Even if you’re wearing a helmet or other protective gear, you are much more likely to experience a disabling, disfiguring, or fatal injury in an accident.
There are many ways to reduce these risks, like observing the speed limit, wearing the right gear, responding to traffic situations, always driving sober, and allowing space between yourself and other drivers. Roughly half of all motorcycle accidents involve alcohol, so simply driving sober reduces your risk significantly. Whether you’re on a bicycle or motorcycle, know that your risk is greater and take greater care for safety.
If the negligence or wrongdoing of another driver causes serious injury or death in a motorcycle or bicycle accident, you should contact a Philadelphia auto accident attorney to find out how you may be able to recover your damages. You can receive compensation for your past and future medical care, property damage, lost wages, lost earning potential, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, grief, loss of relationships, funeral costs, etc.
There is a statute of limitations that restricts the amount of time that you have to file a claim, so your best bet is to act quickly. An attorney will be able to help you maximize your recovery, adhere to these statutes of limitations, and answer any questions you may have.