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RG Injury Law’s motorcycle accident attorneys in Pennsylvania are highly experienced in winning maximum compensation from insurance companies for clients who have been injured in auto accidents in PA or for families whose loved one suffered a wrongful death in PA from a motorcycle accident. Attorney Chad Rankin and Attorney Bill Gregory fight fiercely for victims of motorcycle crashes and the Rankin & Gregory team take the time to compassionately listen and manage all of the medical requests of your case. Talk for FREE with our knowledgeable injury accident lawyers to learn if you should pursue a case.
Pennsylvania roadway deaths were up about six percent in 2020, despite an approximate 20 percent reduction in traffic counts statewide last year when compared to 2019. This increase is in line with a recently released report from the National Safety Council, showing preliminary data estimates national motor-vehicle deaths are up eight percent. (Source: PennDOT) In 2019, there were 84,000 motorcyclists injured with 5,014 deaths. 1,862 (39%) of which were unhelmeted riders.
There were 810,858 motorcyclists licensed in Pennsylvania in 2020. According to Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Statistics, motorcycle crashes in PA resulted in 2,611 injuries and 164 deaths. 90.5% of these motorcycle crashes resulted in injury or death. Motorcycle accidents have increased, according to PennDOT’s 2019 Pennsylvania Crash Facts & Statistics. Pennsylvania motor vehicle crashes reached a record low in 2019, but motorcycle crashes and fatalities each increased by ten percent from the from 2018. These startling statistics, sadly, contain real lives that have been devastated by these accidents.
Motorcycle accidents are usually catastrophic for obvious reasons and for not so obvious reasons. The obvious reason is that motorcycle accident injuries are frequently severe and too often fatal. The non-obvious reason is the problem with insurance coverage. According to PennDOT, based on vehicle miles traveled, motorcyclists are killed 27 times more often than car occupants (motorists). The occupancy rate of cars is 1.4 times more than that of motorcycles which compounds this terrible fatality rate showing motorcycle riders are killed 38 times more often than other motor vehicle occupants.
At times, the injuries and damages usually exceed the amount of victims’ insurance coverage.
Some of the best motorcycle accident lawyers in Lancaster are at RG Injury Law, and these motorcycle crash attorneys treat every motorcycle accident with great precision, skill, and care to win the strong settlements and verdicts clients deserve.
Each motorcycle crash accident requires and receives an investigation into all potential sources of insurance coverage. For instance, if you purchased stacking coverage on your car insurance policy, you may be able to recover from your car insurance for your motorcycle accident even if the policies are with two different insurance companies.
You may be able to collect from your insurance policy if you were a passenger on a motorcycle. Specifically, if you are the passenger on a motorcycle that is involved in an accident and that motorcycle is not a vehicle in your household, then you may be entitled to recover from your insurance.
Many people do not realize until after speaking with a motorcycle accident lawyer that their insurance was lacking critical insurance coverages. Our winning Pennsylvania accident attorneys encourage you to learn what motorcycle insurance coverage and benefits you need as a motorcycle rider in PA before you are injured in a motorcycle accident.
Many motorcycle insurance policies do not contain the same levels or same types of insurance normally found on a car policy. This would hurt your financial recovery if you are injured in a crash.
For example, many motorcycle insurance policies do not insure you for medical bills and wage loss. If you are seriously injured, you will need these coverages as you recuperate from your injuries.
At Rankin & Gregory, we want to encourage motorcycle riders in Pennsylvania and everywhere to protect themselves in every way possible. Talk with one of our auto accident lawyers today to learn the best motorcycle insurance coverage you need.
Many riders participate in motorcycle safety training courses like the one offered by the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program – DMV.pa.govwww.dmv.pa.gov › Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program Classes are free to Pennsylvania class M permit and motorcycle license holders. The focus of the PAMSP is to teach motorcycle riders of all skill levels the fundamentals needed to reduce risks while operating motorcycles.
RG Injury Law encourages motorcycle riders to learn and practice valuable motorcycle safety tips before another motorcycle accident in PA occurs.
The motorcycle accident lawyers at RG Injury Law have spent decades helping victims and families of injured or deceased riders following motorcycle collisions. You have nothing to lose by talking with our expert motorcycle injury accident team through a free motorcycle accident case consultation. We never pressure people, treat you with respect and compassion, and charge nothing to consult with our experienced attorneys. You’ll get our full attention and quick response throughout your case and pay no fee unless we recover money for you, as we are “no fee injury lawyers in PA.” Call or text Chad Rankin or Bill Gregory at 717.656.5000 as soon after your or a loved one’s motorcycle or motor bike accident as possible to ensure your highest motorcycle accident settlement from the insurance company.
Rankin & Gregory, LLC, RG Injury Law fights for fair accident compensation for clients injured in car accidents, personal injury accidents, and Workers’ Compensation workplace incidents throughout Pennsylvania, including our beautiful locations in Lancaster County PA.
Key DOT Motorcycle Accident Findings
- In 2019, there were 5,014 motorcyclists killed, which accounted for 14 percent of traffic fatalities.
- Per PennDOT, of the 174 Pennsylvania fatalities in 2019 involving motorcycle drivers or passengers:
▶ 164 (94.3%) were drivers
▶ 10 (5.8%) were passengers
- The number of motorcyclist fatalities in 2019 decreased from 2018, from 5,038 to 5,014.
- An estimated 84,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2019, a 2-percent increase from 82,000 motorcyclists injured in 2018.
- Per vehicle miles traveled in 2019, motorcyclist fatalities occurred nearly 29 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities in traffic crashes.
- Thirty percent of motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes in 2019 were riding without valid motorcycle licenses.
- In 2019 motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes had higher percentages of alcohol impairment than drivers of any other motor vehicle type (29% for motorcycles, 20% for passenger cars, 19% for light trucks, and 2% for large trucks).
- Forty-two percent of motorcycle riders who died in single-vehicle crashes in 2019 were alcohol-impaired.
- Motorcycle riders killed in traffic crashes at night were almost three times more frequently alcohol-impaired than those killed during the day in 2019.
- In States without universal helmet laws, 57 percent of motorcyclists killed in 2019 were not wearing helmets, as compared to 9 percent in States with universal helmet laws.
(Source: Traffic Safety Facts: 2019 Data, April 2021 DOT HS 813 112)
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