Doylestown Bike Accident Attorney
Each year, thousands of people are injured and killed while operating bikes. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to the reckless or negligent actions of another, contact a Doylestown bike accident attorney at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC. We can be reached online or by calling 888-777-7098.
Types of Bike Accidents
There are many types of bikes and many types of bike accidents.
- Dirt bike accidents are becoming more and more common. Some dirt bikes are extremely powerful and can cause serious harm to drivers, passengers and bystanders.
- Mountain bike accidents can occur when the rider strikes another rider or bystander. These types of bikes can travel at high rates of speed (especially when traveling down a hill or mountainside) and must be operated with extreme care.
- Electric bikes are becoming more popular and, therefore, electric bike related accidents are also on the rise. These types of bikes offer riders powerful assistance and can become dangerous when operated by inexperienced riders.
- Child bike accidents often occur when the child does not recognize the danger that he or she is being put in. Children should be closely monitored while riding their bikes.
One of the most serious type of bike accident is a motorcycle accident. Each year, thousands of riders are seriously injured and killed while operating motorcycles.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclist deaths occur 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles. The NHTSA found that 4,586 motorcyclists were killed in on U.S. roadways in 2014. Forty-three percent of motorcycle riders who died in a single-vehicle crashes were alcohol impaired.
These statistics demonstrate that motorcyclists are at particular risk and should take extra steps to protect themselves. Furthermore, those who share the roadways with motorcyclists should stay alert for riders at all times.
The NHTSA also has some positive facts. For example, it is estimated that helmets saved approximately 1,772 lives in 2015. Furthermore, for the same year, the NHTSA estimated that “more than $3 billion in economic costs and over $19 billion in comprehensive costs were saved by the use of motorcycle helmets.”
After the Accident: Contact a Doylestown Bike Accident Attorney
An accident can leave you in pain and disoriented. The most important thing to do after an accident is to get yourself safe and the medical attention that you need. Do NOT refuse medical attention if it is offered to you. Often those suffering are in the worst position to identify and treat the injuries.
If possible, record as much information as you can about the accident. Pictures of video of the accident can be valuable in helping us identify the responsible party. Furthermore, keep a log and accurate records of any medical treatment you receive. Documentation of your injury can be vital in helping us get you the compensation that you deserve.
Finally, contact a Doylestown bike accident attorney at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC if you or a loved one has been bike accident. Please find us online or call 888-777-7098 today. We have the experience and resources to help you get the compensation that you and your family deserve for the injuries you have suffered.