Washington DC Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Have you or a loved one been injured in a Washington, D.C. motorcycle accident?
You or that loved one may be eligible for financial compensation for the injuries that were sustained in the crash.
To learn more about your legal options, contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan today by calling toll free (888) 213-8140
There are no upfront fees, your initial consultaton is free and we only get paid if we obtain a recovery for your case.
How A Lawyer Can Help Injured Riders
Did you know that in many instances, taking the payout offered by an insurance company after an accident is not the best solution?
hese insurance settlements can be extremely low, and may not cover some of the medical expenses necessary, due to the collision.
Having an accident can be nerve wracking, but this is no reason to take whatever settlement you can get. Your best option is to calm those nerves down, seek medical treatment if necessary and call a good motorcycle attorney who can look into the matter for you, and who in most cases, can get you a better settlement than what the insurance company initially offers.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Recent updates by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that although there are fewer younger motorcycle drivers on the road today, there has been an increase in drivers over the age of 40 and that there are an average of almost 4,000 motorcycle fatalities a year. In fact these statistics also state that a motorcyclist is much more likely to die in an accident than people in other types of accidents, even when wearing protective gear.
Motorcycle ownership of riders between the ages of 40 to 50 has increased in the last 15 years from 16% to nearly 30%.
Many people enjoy the thrill of motorcycle riding however in recent years there has been an increase in the number of motorcycle accidents. The reason for these accidents lies in the fact that other motorists cannot see these motorcyclists when in heavy traffic or at night, and studies indicate than almost 70% of motorcycle accidents are caused by the fault of other drivers.
Other reasons for these accidents are due to poor road conditions, inadequate motorcyclist skills, speeding and driving while under the influence.
Motorcycle accident attorneys find that motorist speeding, driver inattention, and aggressive driving tend to be the top causes of these motorcycle collisions. In fewer cases the accidents are caused by motorcyclist negligence.
Motorcycle Ownership on The Rise
New updated statistics given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that there are fewer motorcyclist under the age of 18 on the road, however there is an increase in motorcyclists in the 40 and up age group, and that this age group is generally driving larger engines in the 1,000 to 1,500 cc's.
Motorcycle ownership of riders between the ages of 40 to 50 has increased in the last 15 years from 16% to nearly 30%, and has also increased by 25% in age groups over the age of 50. In fact, the number of registered motorcyclists on the road has risen by almost 2 million which is an increase of 48%.
Therefore it is logical that more motorcyclists would be involved in accidents than ever before, however this does not mean that in all cases these accidents are caused by the motorcyclist. In fact, there are many motorcycle owners that are very safe drivers, unfortunately this cannot be said for all vehicle drivers.
Contact The Motorcycle Accident Lawyers At Goldberg Finnegan Today
If you have recently experienced an accident, we encourage you to contact our law firm for a free case evaluation.
We may be able to help you obtain a larger compensation amount for your injuries and the loss or damage of the motorcycle involved in the collision. Our team of legal professionals have succesfully represented many injury victims and helped to recover compensation for their injuries and losses.
Our toll free number is (888) 213-8140 and there are no upfront fees for us to handle your claim.