Motorcycle Accidents

Pittsburgh Motorcycle Accident Injury Law Firm

Protecting the Rights of Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Victims

Once the weather is warm and sunny, there’s no better way to enjoy our home state of Pennsylvania than hitting the open road on a motorcycle. No other vehicle offers the freedom and excitement a motorcycle provides its driver. However, for all the fun, there is a trade-off.

As longtime personal injury attorneys in Pittsburgh, we’ve seen motorcycle accidents and the devastation they can cause — especially when the accident is the fault of another careless driver. Unfortunately, the very thing that most bikers like about their motorcycles — unfettered access to the outside, unconfined by the structure of a car — is what makes motorcycle accidents so much more serious than car accidents. As a motorcyclist, even when taking the utmost safety precautions, you simply have no metal “cage” or protective barrier to keep yourself safe in the event of a crash or collision. The Pittsburgh law firm of DeRiso, DeRiso & Suher have 50 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of motorcyclists just like you. If you were injured on the road due to someone else’s carelessness, give us a call today. We’re here to help.

Staying Safe on the Road

Many motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries and fatalities, due to their small size and the larger size of the other vehicles on the road. Following are some of the reasons why:

  • Because of their small size, motorcycles tend to “hide” in another vehicle’s blind spot and then get hit when that vehicle makes a careless lane change or merge.
  • If cars tailgate or don’t keep a safe distance behind a bike, consequences can be disastrous. What results in a rear end fender-bender with another car can cause a motorcycle to flip upside down or throw the driver into traffic.
  • Inattentive drivers tend not to notice motorcyclists coming through an intersection and will make left-hand turns directly into their right of way, striking the bike.

As a motorcyclist, you also have a responsibility to keep yourself safe. Remember to wear all your safety equipment (helmet and bright reflective clothing), keep your bike in good condition, stay sober, and always be alert to the actions of other drivers.

And, if you suffer injuries in an accident due to the negligence of another, contact one of our personal injury lawyers right away. You are due compensation for your injuries and should not have to shoulder the financial burdens alone.

Contact Our Pittsburgh Personal Injury Law Firm Today

The personal injury attorneys at DeRiso, DeRiso & Suher are ready to provide experienced and effective representation in and out of the courtroom. Contact us at (724) 510-7733 to schedule a free initial consultation.