Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Our Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyer represents bikers and motorcycle passengers injured in negligently caused traffic accidents.

Compensable motorcycle accident injuries can include those caused by:

  • negligence of other drivers
  • negligence of motorcyclist (for injuries to passenger)
  • defects in motorcycles
  • helmet defects
  • negligence related to road maintenance, construction, and repair

Because bikers are protected by nothing more than helmets and clothing, they are especially susceptible to severe accident injuries or death. 

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), biker deaths are 27 times more common than the deaths of other drivers. Injuries to bikers who survive traffic accidents can be catastrophic.

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Other Accident Cases We Can Help You With

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Can I Obtain an Accident Report in Philadelphia After a Motorcycle Accident?

Our motorcycle accident attorneys can help you obtain a copy of your accident report in Philadelphia. If you have suffered injuries following a motorcycle accident gaining a copy of the accident report can be a crucial piece of evidence.

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Motorcycle Accident?

The legal process can be very confusing and frustrating for someone who is not experienced with the law and courtroom.

How Long Do I Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Motorcycle accident victims two years to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

If you were injured in a Philadelphia motorcycle accident and want to file a personal injury claim, you’re probably wondering how much hiring a lawyer costs.

Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Driver Negligence

Cases handled by our Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyer frequently involve motorcycle crash injuries caused by driver negligence. Motorcycles can easily be overlooked by larger vehicles, making bikers highly vulnerable to traffic accidents.

Some of the most common examples of driver negligence causal of motorcycle accidents include:

  • failure to keep a lookout for bikers
  • failure to yield the right of way to bikers
  • failure to give motorcycles a sufficiently wide berth
  • following too closely behind motorcyclists
  • failing to signal before changing lanes
  • other traffic law and road rule violations

THE MOST DANGEROUS INTERSECTIONS IN PHILADELPHIA

Our latest public safety study shows the most dangerous intersections in Philly

Our accident attorneys scoured the internet and found the most dangerous intersections in Philadelphia. We analyzed crash data that involved car accident and found those who were injured and also fatal injuries. We pulled our data from PENNDOT and noticed a trend. What is the most dangerous intersection in Philadelphia. Read about it.

Read About the Most Dangerous Intersection in Philadelphia


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Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Road Construction / Repair

Poorly maintained roads and badly designed construction or repair sites can also result in motorcycle accidents and serious injuries to bikers.

Certain companies and individuals responsible for road maintenance, construction, and repair may be liable for motorcycle accident injuries caused by their negligence.


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Note: Governmental entities may be immune from liability under state law.

Examples of road condition, construction, or repair conditions that may lead to motorcycle accidents include:

  • unrepaired potholes and other road damage
  • uneven pavement
  • debris left on roadways
  • inadequately lighted and posted construction or repair zones
  • inadequate warnings regarding pavement conditions, lane changes, and other dangers
  • poorly designed off / on ramps for road construction or repair

Accidents and Injuries due to Defective Cycles and Helmets

Motorcycle Defects

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) govern the manufacture of motorcycles. Cycle defects (due to FMVSS violations or other design, manufacturing, or warning flaws) may contribute to motorcycle accidents.

If a defect causes or contributes to an accident, the manufacturer and others in the chain of distribution can be liable for resultant injuries and deaths.

Bike defects that may contribute to or cause motorcycle accidents to include:

  • faulty brakes
  • defective tires
  • stability defects that cause bikes to wobble in high-speed conditions

Helmet Defects

Properly designed motorcycle helmets provide important protections in motorcycle crashes.

While defective helmets do not cause cycle accidents, they can significantly increase the severity of riders’ injuries (known as “enhanced injuries”). Helmet defects that may cause these injuries and lead to liability of helmet manufacturers and others include:

  • inadequate padding
  • inadequate coverage (helmet too small or not covering vulnerable areas)
  • inadequate fit (too loose, easily comes off riders’ heads)

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Motorcycle Accident?

Without experienced legal representation, you might not get the compensation you deserve for your motorcycle accident. The legal process can be very confusing and frustrating for someone who is not experienced with the law and courtroom.

At PhillyLaw LLC, we promise to work as hard as we can to get you the compensation and justice you deserve for your accident. Contact us today for a free case review. We will discuss the circumstances of your case and answer any questions you might have.

Our motorcycle accident lawyers are prepared to:

  • Investigate the scene of the accident;
  • Determine who was at fault for the accident;
  • Gather evidence to support your case;
  • File all necessary paperwork; and
  • Handle all communication with the insurance companies.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

If you were injured in a Philadelphia motorcycle accident and want to file a personal injury claim, you’re probably wondering how much hiring a lawyer costs.

Our motorcycle attorneys work on a contingency fee, which means that you don’t have to pay your lawyer unless he or she wins your case. If they win your case, your lawyer will take a percentage of your settlement that you agreed on before the case began. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

Philadelphia’s Statute of Limitations gives victims two years to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. If you fail to file your claim within the specified time period, you may lose your right to a trial and compensation.

Contact a Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Were you injured in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence and/or a defective bike or helmet? Our Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today for a cost-free evaluation of your case.