Motorcycle accidents are without question far more deadly than car, truck or SUV accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for every mile traveled, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than drivers of other vehicles. Nearly 75 percent of motorcycle accidents involve a collision with another vehicle. In an accident involving a car, truck or SUV and a motorcycle, the motorcyclist is far more likely to be injured or killed.
As motorcycles are less visible than larger vehicles, they are more likely to be struck by inattentive drivers. More than 40 percent of motorcycle deaths result from a larger vehicle turning into the path of a motorcycle.
Despite advances in safety technologies such as anti-lock braking and traction control for motorcycles and improved protective equipment for riders, injuries to motorcyclists can be devastating, and lead to permanent physical or cognitive injuries. These accidents can render motorcyclists and/or passengers unable to work and or with financially devastating expenses.
From a legal standpoint, motorcycle accidents often include special circumstances such as weather, visibility, driver inattention, and numerous other factors come into play differently when compared to accidents involving other vehicles. This means working with legal counsel with deep experience in representations involving motorcycles is crucial.
With more than 25 years of experience in handling hundreds of accidents involving motorcycles, the personal injury attorneys of Pressler, Senftle & Wilhite offer exceptional, caring and effective representation to clients injured in motorcycle accidents and to the loved ones of those lost in these tragedies.
Our motorcycle-specific experience enables us to carefully and thoroughly evaluate accidents on a case-by-case basis and give our clients an in-depth understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their legal position.
We have extensive experience representing clients who have been injured or suffered the loss of a loved one in accidents involving motorcycles. We know the law, have significant knowledge of venues, understand the biases many motorcyclists face in court, and have successfully represented hundreds of clients in motorcycle accident cases. We will provide you with frank, to the point, and accurate information based on the specifics of your case, and we’ll make sound recommendations as to your legal options.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact us today and get the legal counsel you need.