Bucks County Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Doylestown and Newtown Legal Team Protects Your Rights as a Motorcyclist
While riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling experience, its inherent danger is well known. There are serious risks involved in riding these unprotected vehicles. But regardless of the danger, individuals who obtain motorcycle licenses have every right to share the road with other motorists — and they deserve the same deference. Many drivers take for granted rights such as the right to a full lane of a roadway and the right to acceptable road conditions. But when denied these considerations, motorcyclists are left at an even higher risk for accident, injury and death.
The numbers don’t lie. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the fatality rate for motorbike accidents is more than quintuple that of car accidents. Unfortunately, too many motorcycle accidents are preventable, and occur because other drivers fail to allow motorcyclists their rights.
At Kardos, Rickles & Hand, our Bucks County motorcycle accident attorneys work with clients injured in motorcycle accidents that resulted from negligence or denial of their rights as a motorcyclist. We help our clients obtain fair compensation for their injuries, including coverage of medical bills, lost wages from missed work, reimbursement for property or vehicle damage, and payment for the emotional distress they endure.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Most motorcycle accidents involve the motorcycle and another motor vehicle. Factors that put automobiles at risk for accident, such as distraction, fatigue or inclement weather can be especially hazardous to motorcyclists. Additionally, the following negligence-related factors affect motorcycles much more than other vehicles:
- Lack of visibility – When a driver disregards mirrors and blind spots, it could easily lead to a collision with a motorcycle
- Speeding – Motorcycles are capable of reaching higher speeds than other vehicles; when a driver speeds or commits other traffic violations, there is less margin for error and the likelihood of a crash increases.
- Poor road conditions – Due to the small size of their vehicles, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to accidents caused by roads that are not properly maintained. The NHTSA reports that fixed objects such as road debris, uneven pavement and fluid spills play a role in 26 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents.
Talk to a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Bucks County & Mercer County Who Can Help You
Whether you need a lawyer after a motorcycle accident or truck crash, face criminal charges, or need the help of our family law attorneys, we at Kardos, Rickles & Hand get results. Office locations in Newtown, Pennsylvania make us easily accessible to clients throughout Bucks County, Mercer County and even Montgomery County. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, contact our firm today.