Driver Neglect or Product Failure?
Driver negligence has been found in nearly half of the accident deaths caused to motorcyclists when between a motorcycle and another vehicle. Negligence of the other vehicle’s operator is often found at fault for either neglecting or failing to give the motorcyclist the applicable right of way or just not watching out for motorcycles like they do other cars.
Motorcyclists who are involved in catastrophic injury accidents often lose their lives or can sustain paralysis, brain damage, internal damage, amputations or other life altering injuries. Those who survive, and their families, are often met with lengthy occupational and physical therapy, resulting in time away from work and overwhelming expenses.
When a motorcycle accident is caused by another party or a defective product, it’s important that you contact an experienced and qualified motorcycle attorney as soon as possible. A Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn motorcycle lawyer will work with you to acquire the compensation both you and your family deserve.
There are 807,444 licensed motorcyclists in PA*. According to PennDOT, 93.4% of motorcycle crashes result in injury or death.** At least 42.9% of riders who died in motorcycle crashes were wearing a helmet at the time, making fatality more likely without a helmet.
Defects in a motorcycle or a motorcycle helmet’s manufacturing or design may be the cause of a motorcycle accident. These incidents are not due to driver negligence, but could be pursued under a Defective Product or Product Liability action. These types of cases can involve multiple defendants. A victim may file against the manufacturers, designers, suppliers, and/or assemblers of the vehicle or product that caused the motorcycle accident.
The defect may occur at the design or manufacturing stage or as a result of the failure to warn of certain dangers associated with the vehicle’s use.
Listed below is a representative sample of some of our recent motorcycle accident verdicts. For a larger representative sampling of some of the award-winning 6 and 7 figure settlements and verdicts we have achieved, click the button below!
Defendant tenders $1.5 million policy limit after motorcycle crash
Shepherd C. Erie Insurance Co. $2 million settlement