Bikes and motorcycles can be a fun way to travel or commute, and they are often much cheaper to buy and to maintain than cars are. Many people enjoy motorcycling for the speed and the open vehicle experience, and many more people are starting to ride bikes as cities like Lancaster are becoming more friendly towards bikers. It is not uncommon to see many bikers or motorcyclists on the road these days.

Unfortunately, bikes and motorcycles are some of the most dangerous vehicles to be on if you are involved in an accident on the road. If you are on a bike or motorcycle and are hit by a car, truck, SUV, bus, or tractor trailer, you risk serious injuries because of how little is there to protect you against an oncoming car. Even if you are wearing the appropriate safety gear, there is nothing between you and the vehicle that hit you, meaning that the collision will hit you much harder and you will probably suffer much more severe injuries than if you had been in a car yourself.

Bikers and motorcyclists who have been hit by a car or other vehicle on the road usually suffer from broken bones, cuts and bruises, and often neck injuries. But in serious cases, bikers and motorcyclists can suffer from serious head or spinal cord trauma as a result of their accidents. These injuries often lead to more serious issues, including permanent disabilities or paralysis. In the worst situations, these injuries can even prove fatal.

Furthermore, these injuries require immediate medical attention at the local emergency room or hospital. You could spend days or even weeks in the hospital depending on the severity of your injuries. And the longer you spend in the hospital, and the more medical procedures like surgery that are required to take care of your injuries, the more money you will end up spending on your bills. You might even require continued medications or physical therapy after you leave the hospital. Combine these costs with the cost of repairing or replacing your bike or motorcycle, and you could be losing a huge amount of money as a result of your accident.

It is extremely important for bikers and motorcyclists to wear appropriate safety gear and follow traffic laws when they are out riding, in order to try to prevent the most severe injuries from occurring. This means you should always ride with a helmet and with reflective gear at night. It is also important to follow all traffic laws to reduce the risk of collisions. If a motorcycle is going too fast on the highway, or a bicycle ignores a red light at an intersection, the chances of the cyclist being involved in an accident are much higher.

Drivers of vehicles should also do their part and remain cautious of bikers or motorcyclists on the road by remaining a safe distance away from them at all times in order to try to reduce accidents that occur from cars following bikes and motorcycles too closely. Bicycle and motorcycle safety is a priority in Lancaster. For more information, visit http://lancasterpa.com/pennsylvania-bicycling-laws/.

However, even if you follow all of the appropriate safety precautions as a biker or a motorcyclist, accidents do still happen, often through no fault of your own. If this has happened to you or to someone you love, you should get in touch with a Lancaster bicycle or motorcycle accident attorney. Our lawyers have years of experience handling bike and motorcycle accidents and are ready to assist you with your case so that you are able to recover the amount you deserve from the insurance company.

We will help you prepare your claim with the insurance company to make sure that you are fully compensated for your medical bills, your bike repair or replacement, and even for the pain and suffering that you experienced as a result of your accident. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not always honest or fair when it comes to compensating accident victims, and they are especially biased against bikers and motorcyclists, believing that those vehicles are inherently dangerous and it is likely their fault that the accident occurred.

However, if the insurance company is not willing to cooperate or to give you the full amount of compensation that you deserve, we are ready to take them to court to hold them accountable. Do not let a bike or motorcycle accident destroy your savings. Get in touch with a Lancaster accident lawyer today so we can start preparing your case.

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