The last thing any motorcyclist in and around Allentown expects is that they will be involved in an accident. Unfortunately, the careless or negligent actions of other drivers regularly lead to accidents involving motorcycles. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our team is here to help if you need an Allentown motorcycle accident attorney by your side. We have a track record of success handling complex vehicle accident investigations throughout Pennsylvania, and we have the resources necessary to help you secure the compensation you are entitled to.
Common causes of Allentown motorcycle accidents
Data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation shows us that there were 3,398 total motorcycle crashes during the latest reporting year across the Commonwealth. This is a marked increase over the total number of crashes during the previous year, which is somewhat strange considering the data we gathered was from 2020, a year in which most of us spent locked away from society because of COVID-19.
As a result of the motorcycle accidents mentioned above, there were 3,227 total injuries reported and 217 fatalities.
Why are motorcycle accidents often so severe?
When examining the data provided by the Pennsylvania DOT, we can see that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents reported to authorities do result in some sort of injury or fatality. Only a very small percentage of reported motorcycle accidents resulted in no injury at all. The reality is that motorcyclists do not have much protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them, even if they are wearing a helmet and other types of protective gear.
At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., it is not uncommon for our attorneys to help motorcycle accident victims who have sustained the following injuries:
- Severe lacerations or road rash
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe sprains or strains
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Open head wounds
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other severe back or neck injury
- Significant scarring or disfigurement
Motorcycle crash victims also run the risk of sustaining significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the incident. This can include feelings of fear, stress, and anxiety that affect a person long after the accident occurs. In many cases, motorcycle crash victims in Allentown develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The goal of our attorneys is to make sure that clients recover complete compensation for their losses. This includes coverage for their physical injuries as well as their hidden emotional and psychological trauma.
Call an Allentown motorcycle accident lawyer today
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver in the Allentown area, reach out to the team at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. for help today. Our attorneys have the resources necessary to fully investigate motorcycle accidents so we can help clients recover the compensation they are entitled to. This can include coverage of medical bills, property damage expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need an Allentown motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.