Easton Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Reliable Representation Since 1982
About 1% of all motorcycle riders will get into a serious accident that causes an injury or a fatality. Although this amount might seem small, there is no such thing as a “small” crash for the riders involved. Motorcyclists are 9 times more likely to be hurt in an accident than a motorist, and 37 times more likely to pass away. When the stakes are this high, you need to know that you can trust the legal representation that handles your motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit.
For the people of Easton, Knafo Law Offices has been the first name in legal assistance since the early ‘80s. We are proud to have built a strong reputation for securing major victories and making certain our clients are comfortable throughout each case. If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident in Easton, then we want to hear from you and see how we can help.
Dial (610) 756-1098 to speak with our Easton motorcycle accident lawyers. Be sure to ask about our contingency fees!
Common Injuries Suffered in Motorcycle Accidents
Catastrophic injuries often follow motorcycle accidents, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Road rash and scarring
Treatment of these devastating injuries will be extensive and expensive. Missing weeks or months of work is also not uncommon after a motorcycle accident. The compensation that we pursue in your name will, therefore, likely be quite valuable. A typical motorcycle accident claim can demand tens of thousands of dollars in medical treatment costs alone. We know where to look for evidence of liability, as well as insurance policies that could help ensure you get a full amount of compensation for your injuries and damages.
What is the Most Common Cause of Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorist negligence is the leading cause of motorcycle accidents, followed by poor road conditions and motorcycle part defects. How that negligence is exhibited can change significantly from case to case, though.
Negligent motorist actions and decisions that cause motorcycle accidents tend to be:
- Turning left with no right-of-way
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
In many motorcycle accidents caused by drivers, visibility and attentiveness are significant factors. Motorists can look directly at a motorcyclist and not “see” them because they are looking for and expecting a larger vehicle, like a car or truck. Motorcyclists with dark clothing are even more likely to be overlooked by drivers who are turning, changing lanes, and merging.
How Motorcyclists Can Stay Safe?
More than half of all motorcycle accidents happen on weekend nights between the hours of 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM. On the weekends, there are more distracted and drunk drivers than a weekday, which could be part of the reason why these times of day are so dangerous for motorcyclists. The setting sun can also cause blindness in drivers and make it even more difficult to see approaching motorcycles. If you want to stay safe and avoid future motorcycle accidents, then you can try to plan your trips outside of these peak hours.
You should also always wear your motorcycle helmet. Properly fitted motorcycle helmets save lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that helmets reduce the risk of death in a motorcycle accident by almost 40% and that they significantly decrease the chances of a brain injury. Wearing a helmet can also keep your liability low for an accident because not taking basic steps to protect yourself can be seen as negligence.
Knafo Law Offices is Here to Support You
You can find a reliable and friendly legal support system here in Knafo Law Offices after being in a wreck. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Easton fight hard for our clients because they are depending on us to make the most of their claims and lawsuits. We don’t want to let you down. Let us show you what we mean by contacting our firm today.
Wrongful Death $15.2 Million
Wrongful death case ended in a verdict of over $15 million dollars.
Motorcycle Accident $7.25 Million
Using mediation after a motorcycle accident, $7,250,000 was awarded.
Medical Malpractice $4.1 Million
Secured a settlement of over $4 million dollars after medical malpractice occurred.
Negligent Trucker $3 Million
Secured a $3 million dollar settlement for client involving a negligent truck driver.
Workers' Compensation $2.9 Million
$2.9 million dollar settlement involving a workers' compensation case.