Philadelphia, PA (May 22, 2022) – A man was left with critical injuries when a motorcyclist was struck by a car on Saturday, May 21st in Northeast Philadelphia.
According to sources, at about 9:00 p.m., a 32-year-old man was riding his Yamaha motorcycle when he was hit by a Kia Soul at the intersection of Academy Road and Grant Avenue and Academy Road around 9 p.m.
The motorcyclist was transported by ambulance to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital where he is in extremely critical condition with a broken pelvis and trauma to his head.
The 37-year-old driver of the Kia stayed on the scene until police arrived.
The crash is under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Injuries and Duty of Care in New Jersey Motorcycle Accidents
The result of a motorcyclist being struck by a car is usually serious injuries endured by the rider, Some common injuries caused by these collisions include:
- Road rash, which can cause infections
- Traumatic brain injuries
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-degree burn injuries
- Permanent disfigurement and scarring
- Facial contusions
- Amputation of one or more extremities
- Fractured or broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
Injuries of this magnitude demand expensive and continued medical care. Sadly, insurers make it a practice to devalue or undervalue honest claims because their only real purpose is to reduce the payouts made by their company as much as possible.
Each motorcycle accident is distinctive. This can make it hard to figure out if you qualify for compensation without first talking to a Pennsylvania motorcycle injury attorney about your possible claim.
In order to have a legitimate claim, you or your lawyer will be required to show that the four elements of negligence existed. This means you will have to demonstrate that:
- A duty of care was owed: This means that the defendant had a legal duty to take reasonable measures to prevent others from being injured. For example, all drivers have a duty to obey driving laws at all times.
- That duty was violated: You need to show that the defendant breached the duty of care they owed by not engaging in the same action or inaction that a reasonable person would under similar circumstances.
- Causation: You or your attorney will have to show that your injuries were the immediate result of the defendant’s breached duty of care. Meaning had the breach not taken place, the accident and your injuries would not have taken place.
- Damages were created: This part involves proving that the accident forced you to endure monetary losses, like medical costs, lost wages due to being unable to work, property damage, and more. You may also be eligible for recovery for any emotional damages.
The legal team at Spear Greenfield is here for you every step of the way during these frightening times. Please reach out to a motorcycle injury attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 600-0681 for the help you deserve in your time of need.
Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social medial platforms as well as eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request.
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