To quote Paul McGuire, a Pennsylvania man who’d lost his daughter in a motorcycle accident: “If you don’t ride, you don’t understand what it’s like to ride. It’s like trying to explain to someone how chocolate tastes, you can’t do it.” Watch the Live Free Ride Alive documentary, featuring Paul’s story. His statement couldn’t be a better way to explain what motorcycle riding is like.
Firm founder, Stacey Schwartz owned 10 motorcycles and had been passionate about riding for much of his adult life. He attended countless bike shows and regularly meet with other riders. No matter what walk of life a rider may come from, all motorcycle riders have the same view of motorcycle riding: to ride is to experience a freedom like nothing else in this world.
So when a fellow rider is seriously injured in a bike accident, Stacey empathized with their pain and suffering. It’s rough when a rider is never able to ride a bike again because of the negligence of another driver or business. It’s especially heart-breaking when someone is killed in a bike accident.
It’s no secret that riding bikes is dangerous. Each year, 100’s of motorcycle riders will be killed and 1000’s more will be injured in bike accidents. Many of these accidents will be due to rider error, like drinking and riding. However, many motorcycle accidents occur because of another driver or business’ fault. In fact, many bike accidents occur at intersections due to another driver failing to stop at a stop light or making an improper turn. A rider may be hit or may be forced to take evasive manuevers to avoid a collision.
Bike riders have a right to be on the road, no more and no less than any other driver. This means that bike riders have every right to file appropriate lawsuits against negligent drivers or businesses to recover for their injuries and financial losses. That’s the law of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Related Legal Articles:
- Three Common Motorcycle Accident Scenarios
- Investigating Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Cases for Liability Beyond the Other Driver
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Published: June 6, 2012