Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Over $2 Billion Awarded to Accident Victims in Pennsylvania
Someone once said, “Four wheels move the body, but two wheels move the soul.”
There is no doubt that riding a motorcycle is incredibly thrilling. Unfortunately, it can also be very dangerous. Our Philadelphia car accident attorneys at The Beasley Firm represent motorcycle accident victims who were injured on the road throughout Pennsylvania.
Successful Representation in Motorcycle Crash Cases
Because of the negligence of other drivers and the dangers posed by defective equipment, motorcycle accidents have the potential to lead to serious injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Skull fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Severe burn injuries
Drivers have a duty to exercise care and caution toward other motorists at all times. When they fail to exercise that duty while driving alongside motorcyclists, grave injuries can result. For instance, a Florida man was tragically killed when a Hummer drove through a flashing red light and struck his motorcycle. Our firm represented him, and his family was awarded $8.48 million for wrongful death and loss of potential future income, as well as other damages. Similarly, The Beasley Firm represented a 49-year old Georgia man who was awarded $650,000 for suffering broken bones and a debilitating back injury following a collision with a car that carelessly pulled out onto the road after the driver failed to see the biker.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
The most unfortunate part of motorcycle accidents is the fact that they are often times entirely preventable. A lot of the time, it’s the driver in the passenger vehicle who doesn’t err on the side of caution, resulting in a serious motorcycle accident.
Major contributing factors include:
- Speeding - Not all vehicles respect that motorcycles have a right to be on the road. They may not follow laws when motorcyclists are around because they don’t care about their safety. If a vehicle speeds, it can go through an area where a motorcycle is and result in a collision.
- Blind Spots - The blind spot is the areas next to the vehicle you cannot see when looking in your mirrors or my looking directly left. Drivers must turn their heads enough to see this blind spot. Because motorcycles are smaller, they may be hidden from view.
- Left Turns - Far too often, left turns are the areas where many motorcycle accident crashes occur. This is because people either turn in their vehicles in front of the motorcyclist, or because they speed towards the intersection while the motorcycle turns.
The Beasley Firm recognizes that individuals injured in motorcycle accidents are often left with severe pain and suffering. The injuries sustained in this type of accident are some of the most catastrophic simply because there is very little to protect the rider.
Leading Motorcycle Product Liability Lawyers
Of course, fellow drivers are not the only ones who owe motorcyclists a duty of care. You may also have a valid claim against the company that manufactured your motorcycle, or any of its parts that turned out to be defective or faulty, such as Harley-Davidson, Boss Hoss, Honda, Suzuki, or other major manufacturers.
Even riders who wear helmets and exercise as much caution as possible may still suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or death due to product defects. For example, seat failures can cause a rider to lose control and / or be ejected from their seat. In 2005, Yamaha was forced to recall nearly 200,000 motorcycles with defective seat brackets.
Other motorcycle defects that can cause injuries include:
- Handlebar defects
- Brake failures
- Fuel line defects
- Tire defects
- Helmet defects
- Broken or cracked wheels
Our team at The Beasley Firm has experience in representing motorcyclists injured by product defects. We represented Trish McCloud, who was awarded $15 million against Goodyear Dunlap Tires by an Illinois jury after a tire on her motorcycle blew out, causing her head to strike the pavement and resulting in severe brain damage and paralysis. Ms. McCloud successfully brought a products liability claim against Goodyear for manufacturing defective tires and was awarded damages for disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and past and future medical expenses.
Legal Legends at The Beasley Firm Winning Your Battles
If you or a loved one has suffered a devastating injury following a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident, the Philadelphia auto accident lawyers at The Beasley Firm are here to help you. The attorneys on our specialized motorcycle teams are also owners and riders of bikes. We are well aware of the many safety issues that threaten motorcyclists.
Our firm can help you obtain compensation for medical expenses you have been forced to pay, the income you have lost from not being able to work, and the severe pain and suffering you have endured. We believe that manufacturers should be held accountable for taking their customers’ money while failing to take the time to provide them with a safe product.
Get Trusted Counsel Today—Contact The Beasley Firm
Since 1958, the legendary Philadelphia product liability attorneys of The Beasley Firm have been awarded in excess of $2 billion dollars and have sustained hundreds of verdicts, settlements, and awards in excess of $1 million dollars. Our record of success speaks for itself. If you or a loved one has been wrongfully injured or wrongfully killed due to a motorcycle accident, please contact one of our experienced bike lawyers at (215) 866-2424. We always offer a free, no obligation consultation.