REPRESENTING INJURED VICTIMS OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
The Bucks County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Feasterville, Pennsylvania, of Kats, Jamison & Associates are well aware that representing motorcycle crash victims requires specific knowledge and experience in order to understand the particular rights of motorcyclists, who are often in danger due to other drivers on the road. For the past 30 years, we have fought to recover the many types of damages to which victims of motorcycle accidents are entitled. This may include, but is not limited to: medical bills, lost earnings, future potential loss of income.
Due to your accident, you may have also experienced physical disabilities, loss of limbs, brain and head injuries, loss of sensation and/or decreased mobility which could cause a drastic change in your day-to-day life. Along with physical damages, you may experience emotional distress, depression, and pain and suffering. We acknowledge these issues by working closely work with our clients, their families, in conjunction with doctors, psychologists, and long-term care planners. Our goal is to ensure that victims of automobile accidents not only receive the best legal representations but also, we aid them in the progress of their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
COMMON MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS DUE TO DISTRACTED DRIVING
In Bucks County, Pennsylvania and around the world distracted drivers are less aware of their surroundings due to the increased amount of technology at their fingertips. Motorcyclist are at great risk as other vehicles often do not see them until it’s far too late. Besides smartphones, tablets and GPS, there are many other distractions which could cause a serious accident for motorcyclists. Please consider refraining from these types of behaviors if you are behind the wheel of an automobile:
Adjusting the radio
Looking for objects in the car
Talking and Texting
Tending to children
DRUNK DRIVING IN BUCKS COUNTY, MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA
Regardless of campaigns surrounding the topic of Drunk Driving, people are still taking risks everyday by operating vehicles while intoxicated in the Bucks County area. Drivers under the influence create an increased risk to motorcyclist who are exposed to the open road. Impaired drivers often exercise poor judgement and cannot react on time to avoid hitting a motorcyclist. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident due to a drunk driver, it is important that you take the necessary steps to protect your rights.
Poor Road Maintenance and potholes in Bucks County
In Bucks County, road maintenance has become a major problem for many motorist, especially motorcyclist who can hit one wrong pothole and go flying off their bikes. Other factors which increase the probability of accident include overgrown vegetation, faded lines on the road, rough roads, poor drainage, and broken stop lights can contribute to motorcycle accidents in Bucks and Montgomery County.
It is essential to document road conditions if you are a victim of an auto accident, especially if you are a motorcycle rider. If your accident was caused by improper maintenance of a public road, you may be entitled to compensation via the local or federal government. Claims against government entities often require specific rules based on the location you are referring to. Most personal injury accidents have a statute of limitations of 2 years, but time differences based on county can contribute to the urgency of your accident claim. This is why it is important to speak to an experienced and knowledgeable attorney at Kats, Jamison & Associates.
Defective Motorcycles in Bucks County, Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia
If you have been injured in an accident due to a defectively motorcycle part or design, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your losses. There are many examples of defective parts stemming from lack of manufacture quality assurance. These may include, but are not limited to:
Improper Fuel System
Motorcycle accident victims that were caused by defects can usually recover compensation for damages not only from their insurance company, but also from the manufactures responsible for the lack of oversight.
Traffic Violations regarding Motorcycle accidents
Traffic rules and regulations are created for the benefit of all people on the road. They exist to keep us all safe. Drivers who violate traffic laws often unnecessarily put others in danger. Especially in the case of aggressive driving. Aggressive drivers cause the majority of accidents on the road nationwide. Here are some examples of traffic violations that often can lead to serious accidents involving motorcyclists:
Failure to yield
Following too closely
Running stop signs/lights
Fortunately for victims of motorcycle accidents, evidence that the other driver violated a traffic law is often enough to establish liability on their behalf. This makes it very important to document exactly what occurred and ensuring law enforcement includes any relevant facts surrounding the accident in a police report.
What to do if you’re injured in a motorcycle accident in Bucks County, PA.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is necessary to establish that the accident was the results of a third party. In order to recover compensation for your damages, victims of motorcycle accidents and/or their attorneys need prove someone else’s negligence. There are certain precautions to take place before leaving the scene of an accident. The most important are as follows:
The first thing you should do is seek medical attention if you are injured in an auto accident. If your mobility is limited, try to signal to someone specific to call the police and or an ambulance. You should always accept a thorough medical evaluation after involvement in a car accident. This will ensure that your injuries are identified, treated and documented by a licensed medical professional. This evidence will be paramount when filing a personal injury claim. After you are accounted for, it is then important to make sure no one else needs medical assistance following a car accident.
After a car/motorcycle accident, it is important to collect as much information as possible. Document the names, addresses, license plates of any other vehicle involved in the accident. Either document the weather conditions at the time of the accident or take pictures of the scene surrounding the accident. If you believe that road maintenance or lack thereof was a factor in the accident – it is important to document this as well.
After your immediate medical injuries have been taken into account, it is then time to speak with a lawyer immediately. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the more time you will have to successfully prepare a personal injury case. The team at Kats, Jamison & Associates will analyze your car accident and determine whether or not you have a claim. Through this process we will make sure to protect your rights and guard you from predatory insurance company practices.
To receive a free consultation, please call our offices to schedule an appointment for your personal injury case
Address: 1 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Phone: (215) 396-9001