Did you or a family member suffer an injury or loss of life in a motorcycle crash? Was the incident the fault of another driver or party? If so, you have the right to financial compensation. You owe it to yourself to retain the sound counsel of a highly competent attorney well versed and up to date with in the intricacies of insurance policies and the claims process. The skilled personal injury attorneys at Malamut & Associates can help you.
In 2014, 92,000 motorcyclists were injured, up 4.5% from 88,000 in 2013. In 2013, motorcyclists were approximately 26 times more likely to die and five times more likely to be injured than passenger car crash victims. In 2013, 56 out of every 100,000 registered motorcycles was involved in a fatal crash, compared with only 9 out of every 100,000 passenger vehicles. Motorcycles are less stable and less visible than passenger vehicles. When motorcycles crash, their riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, so they’re more likely to be injured or killed. Head trauma is generally the leading cause of motorcycle fatalities. Helmets are approximately 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths and approximately 67% effective in preventing brain injuries. Yet only 19 states mandate helmet use by all riders. Despite these facts and statistics, millions of riders across the country continue to enjoy their bikes for both their daily commute and recreational use. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, but even the most experienced and educated riders can be the victim of another person’s recklessness.
At Malamut & Associates, we know how traumatic a motorcycle accident can be. Contacting the right attorney as soon as possible will help to ensure your rights are protected. As with all injury causing incidents, each motorcycle collision is unique. There may be a single cause or multiple nuanced causes that could require the retention of experts to verify or uncover liability. The experienced personal injury attorneys of Malamut & Associates know this, and will proactively make sure you have the strongest case possible in order receive all that you and your family are entitled to. We recommend that you do not give a statement to the at fault party’s insurance carrier prior to speaking with our highly competent attorneys. The other party’s insurance carrier is a business whose job it is to make and save money. They do not always have a victim or their family’s best interests in mind when evaluating a claim. Our meticulous attention to detail will give you time to heal, while we compile and present the best case possible on your behalf. We offer free consultations in person at our office in Cherry Hill, NJ, or we can come to you.References Insurance Information Institute “Motorcycle Crashes JUNE 2016” http://www.iii.org/issue-update/motorcycle-crashes Insurance Information Institute “Motorcycle Crashes JUNE 2016” http://www.iii.org/issue-update/motorcycle-crashes NHTSA “Quick Facts 2014” https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812234 Deutermann, W. 2004. Motorcycle helmet effectiveness revisited. Report no. DOT HS-809-715. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2008. Traffic safety facts, laws: motorcycle helmet use laws. Report no. DOT HS-810-887W. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation.
We offer free consultations in person at our Cherry Hill, NJ office, or we can come to you. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay any attorney fees at all unless we secure recovery compensation on your behalf. If we are not the appropriate firm to help you, we will offer counsel as to your best options. A representative of the firm can be reached at (856)424-1808, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We look forward to meeting you.