A motorcycle was traveling on Harbor Avenue when a car turned into its path causing the two to collide. According to Hamilton Township Police, the car was attempting to turn left onto Township Avenue and turned in front of the motorcycle.
The crash happened just before 2 p.m., Sunday, February 3, and the motorcycle rider was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Motorcycle riding is 35 times more dangerous that driving a car, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The primary reason for this is the visibility of the motorcycle. Many drivers simply don’t see a motorcycle even though it is right in their field of view. The is because of the low profile of a motorcycle and that most car drivers are used to looking for larger vehicles.
However, not all motorcycle crashes are the fault of the vehicle driver. Around 50 percent of all motorcycle fatalities were the fault of a motorcycle rider according to the Hurt Report. Some of the most prominent factors linked to motorcycle crashes:
- Banking too hard
- Too fast for conditions/turns
- Alcohol/other impairment
- Aggressive driving
- Taking unnecessary risk
When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, there are some common injuries that occur. They are:
- Road rash
- Facial fractures and disfigurement
- Broken bones
- Limb amputations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
Medical injures are not the only loss suffered by a motorcyclist injured in a crash. Loss time from work, medical bills, replacement transportation costs, loss of quality of life, PTSD and pain and suffering are all losses and damages that cyclists face when in an accident.
Do I need an Attorney?
If you or a loved one is involved in a motorcycle accident and are seriously injured, you need to at least talk to an attorney. You don’t have to hire one to make a claim, but before you do anything, talk to someone who can advise you of the law and your rights and knows how to handle the insurance company and their lawyers.
You need to talk to someone who is experienced in helping injured motorcycle. You need a Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer. Call the Pearce Law Firm, P.C. at (215) 557-8686 or text at (215) 880 6164. You can also send them a message online by clicking here. They have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you