Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Have You Been Injured by a Negligent Motorist?
Highways and roads in Pennsylvania can be a dangerous place for all motorists,
but particularly deadly for motorcyclists. In fact, per vehicle mile traveled,
bikers are about 37 times more likely to die and 9 times more likely to
be injured in a crash than passenger car occupants. Because the amount
of protection between them and the road is significantly less than for
passenger vehicle occupants, injuries are often very serious, and can
range from broken bones and lacerations to brain injury, paralysis, and
If you or a loved one have been injured, call our motorcycle accident lawyer
in Philadelphia at (215) 372-8768 today. We can help you seek the compensation
you need to help you recover.
Recent Result: $750,000 Verdict in the Butler v. Yamaha (U.S. Federal Court matter):
Yamaha vigorously appealed award to U.S. Court of Appeals. However, U.S.
Court of Appeals, after hearing Mr. Piscitello’s argument, agreed
that the bike was defective and that punitive damages were indeed appropriate.
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Common Causes of Serious Accidents
While motorcyclists often get a bad rap, the truth is that the vast majority
of them are very responsible drivers, and they are often even more cautious
than passenger vehicle drivers.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:
- Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to abide by posted speed limits or traffic laws
- Tailgating and aggressive driving
- Failure to see bikers when turning or changing lanes
- Poor road or highway conditions
- Defects with motorcycle parts
Common Injuries after a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcyclists are at a disadvantage when sharing the road with much bigger
and heavier vehicles. Collisions with cars and trucks often result in
catastrophic injuries on the part of the motorcyclist. Serious bruising
and scrapes, commonly known as “road rash,” is common and
can lead to scarring and disfigurement. This, however, is mild in comparison
with other injuries you can sustain.
These can include:
- Injuries to the spine and neck
- Crushed or amputated limbs
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken bones
- Paralysis or quadriplegia
- Soft tissue injuries
- Psychological trauma
If you have reason to believe that your injuries were directly caused by
the negligence or intentional actions of another party on the road, you
may have legal options available to you. The laws and legal system surrounding
personal injury can be complex and confusing, and navigating the process
may be a very difficult task without the assistance of a knowledgeable
Philadelphia motorcycle accident attorney.
At Piscitello Law, we have over 30 years of experience, have handled thousands
of personal injury matters, and are ready to start building the strongest
possible case on your behalf immediately.
Comprehensive Legal Care for Injured Victims
From the moment that we start work on your case, our lawyer investigates
the accident scene, collects any necessary evidence, reviews witness and
police statements, browses through medical records, consults with experts,
and does anything else to ensure that you have the greatest possible chance
of recovering damages. Our goal is to work on your behalf so that you
can focus on recovering and returning to your daily life.
Learn more about our services and
contact Piscitello Law at (215) 372-8768 now!