Western Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Focused on Results
Walking you through every aspect of your personal injury claim
Motorcycles have all the same rights as other vehicles, and you have a reasonable expectation that others will drive safely when sharing the road with you. That’s not always the case, however, and other drivers can forget to watch out for motorcyclists when turning or changing lanes. If you need to take action after a motorcycle accident, the legal professionals at Bowers Fawcett & Hurst, LLC can help. We fight for our clients as they seek the compensation they need to recover from their injuries.
The main causes of motorcycle accidents in our commonwealth
Motorcycle accidents are on the rise in Pennsylvania. The injuries stemming from these crashes tend to be severe, but the reasons why they occur in the first place are usually the same for all types of motor vehicle accidents:
- Distracted driving. Given their exposure to the elements and other drivers, motorcyclists must be particularly cautious. One momentary lapse in concentration could get the motorcyclist killed or severely injured, and could lead to damage and injuries to other vehicles and drivers.
- Drunk driving. It’s unacceptable for anyone to drive drunk. Even a small error can cause you to lose control and wreck. The consequences for a motorcyclist can be catastrophic.
- Poor driving. Drivers who are overly aggressive or inexperienced pose a great danger to themselves and to others, especially those riding motorcycles. Weaving in and out of traffic, for example, is an extremely dangerous, yet unfortunately common practice that leads to many motorcycle accidents.
- Roadway obstructions. Obstructions are any items or structures that hinder the use of a highway. Examples include fences, gates, ditches or barriers. These obstructions are illegal, as they make for unsafe road conditions and are particularly hazardous for motorcyclists.
Injuries resulting from motorcycle crashes
Motorcycle accidents often involve a wide variety of grisly injuries, including disfigurement, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, loss of limbs, severe burns and paralysis. Additionally, these accidents can quickly turn fatal, as motorcyclists do not have seatbelts or airbags to enhance safety. It takes the assistance of a skilled lawyer in your accident case to diligently pursue compensation for your injuries.
Work with a Pittsburgh-area law firm that cares about you
To set up your free initial consultation with Bowers Fawcett & Hurst, LLC, give us a call at 724-266-0290 or contact us online. You pay no attorney fees unless we recover for you, and we maintain flexible office hours for your convenience. If you are not able to come to our office, we will come to you. Our office is located just off State Rte. 65 in Ambridge, about 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.