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Motorcycle Season

Posted by Jeff Veitch | May 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Summer is coming — please watch out for motorcycles!
In Erie County, motorcycle riding enjoys great popularity and enthusiasm. As such, the number of Erie motorcycle accidents remains high. Last year Pennsylvania motorcycle fatalities were among their highest levels ever. Erie personal injury lawyers have seen an increase in Erie motorcycle insurance claims and ensuing lawsuits. We have also seen a rise in the dollar amount for settlements that personal injury attorneys have been able to secure in these difficult cases.
When you are in a Erie County motorcycle accident, chances are that you are facing a devastating injury. In approximately 80% of all reported motorcycle accidents the outcome is substantial injury or death, usually due to a head injury; comparatively, the figure for automobiles is about 20%. Motorcycles offer virtually no protection to the rider, meaning a rider can incur numerous physical injuries to all parts of the body in the event of a collision. Broken bones, amputations, brain and spinal injuries, and death are common. Even with the numbers as they are and the dangers evident, the number of motorcycle accidents is rising world-wide. Statistics currently show that a driver on a motorcycle is 83% more likely to be injured than drivers riding in other types of vehicles. This stark contrast is strong proof of not only the higher risk that goes along with riding a motorcycle, but that if you are involved in a Erie Pennsylvania motorcycle accident you must seek the help of an exceptional personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Please keep an eye out for our two-wheeled friends because the results can be devastating — regardless of which end of the accident you may be on.

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Jeff Veitch

Jeff has been recognized by Law & Politics magazine in its "Who's Who in Law" edition every year since 2007. Jeff has also achieved a 10/10 Superb rating from AVVO.COM, an independent attorney rating service. Jeff was also Selected as a "Top 100" Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.


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