Attorneys for Motorcycle Accident Victims

Motorcycle riders are often seriously injured in motorcycle crashes. This is true even when the rider is abiding by traffic laws and adhering to safety laws such as wearing a helmet. Motorcyclists in Delaware are very vulnerable to catastrophic injury because the body is not protected by a metal frame. Without the protection given by a car, the rider is likely to hit the ground at high speeds. This can cause severe injuries to the skin, brain, spinal cord and other vital organs. These injuries may entitle you to benefits and compensation under Delaware Personal Injury Law. If you have suffered injuries in a Delaware Motorcycle Accident, you should consult with a Delaware Motorcycle Accident Lawyer.

For over 25 years, the Delaware accident lawyers at The Freibott Law Firm, P.A., located in Wilmington, Delaware, have been providing skilled legal representation for injured people. We have developed a record of successful jury verdicts and settlements for our clients.

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Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to recent Insurance Information Institute studies, the following terms are used to define motorcycle occupants: a motorcycle rider is the operator only; a passenger is any person seated on the motorcycle but not in control of the motorcycle; and any combined reference to the motorcycle rider (operator) as well as the passenger will be referred to as motorcyclists.

www.iii.org says that in 2013, 4,668 motorcyclists died in crashes, down 6.4% from 4,986 in 2012. In 2013, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents, down 5.4% from 93,000 in 2012. In 2013 motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities. Motorcyclists made up 4% of all people injured, 18% of all occupants (driver and passenger) fatalities, and 4% of all occupants injured. Of the 4,668 motorcyclists killed, 94% were riders and 6% were passengers.

By Age: Older motorcyclists account for more than half of all motorcyclist fatalities. NHTSA data show that in 2013, 55% of motorcyclists killed in crashes were age 40 or over, compared with 46% in 2004. The number of motorcyclists age 40 and over killed in crashes increased by 39% from 2004 to 2013. In contrast, fatalities among all motorcyclists rose 16%. NHTSA says that the average age of motorcycle riders killed in crashes was 42 in 2013, compared with 38 in 2004.

Causes of Delaware Motorcycle Accidents

Accidents involving motorcycles are some of the most frequently occurring accidents and can lead to serious injury or death. According to the federal government there were 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents in 2006.

Situations resulting in motorcycle accidents:

  • Head-On Motorcycle Accidents
  • Cars Making a Left-Hand Turn
  • Lane Splitting
  • Motorcyclist Speeding
  • Collisions Between Motorcycles and Fixed Objects
  • Road Hazards Facing Motorcyclists
  • Supersport Motorcycles
  • Loss of Control
  • Alcohol Use

A Team of Professionals Addressing Your Legal Claims

When handling your motorcycle accident claim, our professional staff and attorneys work diligently to build the strongest possible case based on your facts. We use our extensive network of experts, including accident reconstruction professionals, medical specialists and vocational counselors to effectively prepare your claims. These professionals help determine the true cost of your bike crash and develop the record necessary to support our requests for compensation. Motorcycle accidents are expensive, and recovery can take months. We will work to maximize your compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Damages Awarded In Delaware Motorcycle Accidents

Your eligibility for medical benefits and financial compensation may depend on the severity of your injuries, how they have impacted your life and who was at fault. The Freibott Law Firm will identify liable parties and determine qualifying benefits, such as:

  • Motorcycle repair
  • Medical benefits
  • Pain and suffering compensation
  • Lost wage compensation

In the tragic event that a loved one was lost in a motorcycle accident, his estate may be entitled to death benefits, funeral benefits and survival benefits. Consulting with our Georgetown, Delaware motorcycle accident attorneys is a wise decision. They will make sure that you get any and all benefits, including forms of compensation for your injuries.

Contact Our Delaware Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Contact the Sussex County Delaware motorcycle accident lawyers at The Freibott Law Firm by calling 302-227-9559 to schedule your free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. In Kent or New Castle counties, call 302-633-9000. We will advise you about filing a claim and help you understand the challenges you may encounter. Why call us? Because we win!

If we accept your case, you can be sure that we will use the considerable resources of our legal team to seek compensation for you. Don’t let fear of prejudice against bikers stop you.