Lancaster Lawyers Help Riders Injured in Motorcycle Accidents
Recovering damages after Lancaster County motorcycle wrecks
Motorcycles are not just a form of transportation but, for many, a way of life. The freedom and exhilaration of riding in the open air are expressed in songs, movies, books and popular culture. Some of our own staff members at Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. are avid riders. Unfortunately, motorcycles can also be dangerous when drivers refuse to share the road and municipalities do not keep streets maintained.
Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. is a family-owned law firm that concentrates on accident recovery. Our legal team negotiates with insurance companies and files claims against the negligent parties who contributed to your motorcycle crash. Our goal is to get you compensation as swiftly as we can.
Motorcycle injuries and deaths in Pennsylvania
Some 223 motorcyclists died in traffic accidents in Pennsylvania in 2010. Another 3,390 riders were injured that year. Because riders, unlike drivers, are not surrounded by a half-ton of steel, motorcycle accidents tend to result in serious injuries, such as:
- Brain trauma
- Spinal cord damage
- Puncture wounds
- Crush injuries
- Road rash
Wearing the proper equipment helps. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) recommends wearing a helmet, face shield, goggles, boots, gloves and a long-sleeved jacket and pants that are made of abrasion-resistant fabric. However, riding gear can help you only if it was properly manufactured. A defective helmet, for example, may actually make you more vulnerable to head injuries.
Liability of Lancaster and Pennsylvania for unsafe roads
The transportation agencies of Lancaster and Pennsylvania are responsible for the maintenance of their roads. These government bodies may be liable if your crash resulted from such roadway hazards as:
- Missing manhole cover
- Uneven pavement
- Broken traffic signals
- Unsafe intersections
- Faded lane markings
- Accumulated snow and ice
Filing a claim against a government agency is more complicated than suing a person or corporation. Our attorneys have substantial experience with the complex procedures involved in these cases. If you were injured by an uninsured or hit-and-run driver, preserving your right to collect damages from the city or state is particularly important.
Contact us about recovering compensation after a motorcycle wreck
For more information about recovering from the negligent party that caused your bike crash, call Georgelis Law Firm at 717-394-3004 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. Accidents do not always happen during regular business hours, so we make ourselves available in the evenings and on weekends to meet with you. We also make home, hospital and rehabilitation center visits if your injuries prevent you from coming to us. Free parking is available at our office.