Motorcycle Accidents

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 even death.

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. More About this Result

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!

Bike Shops & Advocacy Groups

At Piscitello Law, we strive to provide accurate and current information related to Philadelphia and New Jersey’s robust cycling communities. We are lucky to have a number of bicycle shops and advocacy groups locally available to cyclists in need of repairs and assistance.

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  • Thousands of Injury Cases Handled

    We are proud of our reputation for being advocates for the injured.

  • Successful Track Record of Compensation

    You should be represented by a legal team that has demonstrated its ability to get proven results.

  • Decades of Legal & Trial Experience

    Our firm has been serving the Philadelphia community since 1991.

  • Unique Focus on Bicycle Accidents

    This niche practice of our firm is very personal to us, led by Attorney Piscitello, who is a competitive cyclist himself.

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