Understanding The Impact Of Pittsburgh Motorcycle Accidents

Posted By: SSF Law Firm Posted In: Motorcycle Accident Posted On: July 29, 2020

Motorcycle accidents occur regularly anywhere in Pittsburgh or the rest of the nation. The numerous possible obstacles, such as other vehicles or driving in certain lanes, can easily cause a collision to happen. However, it is important to be aware of tips that could further reduce the risk of a motorcycle accident from occurring. As a result, Pittsburgh motorcycle accident attorneys with Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman P.C. would like to provide a few suggestions to increase the safety of motorcyclists in Pittsburgh.

What Can Be Done To Avoid Motorcycle Accidents?

According to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, motorcycle accidents have had a significant effect on the motorcyclists of the Commonwealth. Within the latest reporting year, there were more than 128,000 traffic crashes, in which motorcycles were a significant factor. The data also shows that these accidents have resulted in the following during the latest reporting year:

  • 2,611 motorcyclist injuries
  • 164 motorcyclist fatalities

From this information, it can be seen that motorcycle accidents pose a significant risk to riders. As a result of this elevated risk, motorcyclists must exercise greater caution when driving a motorcycle. There are several safety suggestions that could help avoid any chances of an accident, which would include tips such as:

  • Wear the proper safety gear when driving to reduce any chances of severe injury
  • Drive at reasonable speeds. Greater speeds lead to less time to noticing potential hazards on the road, such as other vehicles
  • Be aware of vehicles behind you in the event of you stopping at an intersection, which is a situation that can cause motorcyclists to be rear-ended
  • Do not ride in between parked vehicles and active traffic (lane splitting), in order to avoid a car pulling out or driver opening their door in front of you
  • Ensure regular maintenance of your motorcycle to reduce the risks of a crash
  • Do not drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which can impair judgment or prolong your reaction to obstacles
  • Learn methods in dealing with road obstacles that can commonly occur before riding, such as taking motorcycle riding courses
  • Do not share lanes with another vehicle (aside from another motorcyclist), which can cause a collision if the other driver does not notice you when changing lanes
  • Pay close attention to your surroundings so you will notice any potential hazards on the road around you

Let Us Secure The Compensation You Deserve

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a motorcyclist crash due to the negligent or careless actions of another driver, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman P.C., our experienced and knowledgeable team is prepared to help by thoroughly investigating the entirety of your case and working on your behalf to secure the maximum compensation you are entitled to. This can include:

  • Medical expenses related to the crash
  • Lost wages or benefits from an inability to work while recovering
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Pittsburgh motorcycle accident attorney, contact us today for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at 888-988-9467.

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