Philadelphia, PA (May 24, 2022) – An off-duty police officer died in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday, May 24th in South Philadelphia.
According to officials, the 27-year-old police officer was pulling out of a parking lot in the 3300th block of South Broad Street at about 7:00 p.m. when he was struck by a passing vehicle.
The impact ejected the officer from his motorcycle and died at the scene due to his injuries.
The driver of the other vehicle stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Police have not yet released the man’s identity as the incident is still under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Injuries and Duty of Care in Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle collisions are normally disastrous events that result in critical injuries or even death. If a negligent driver caused your motorcycle accident, victims or their surviving family members might be eligible to seek financial compensation for damages such as hospital bills, lost income, and property damage.
The outcome of a motorcycle crash is often serious injuries sustained by the rider, Some of the most common injuries caused by these accidents include:
- Road rash, which could potentially lead to a massive infection
- Traumatic brain injury
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-degree burns
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Facial lacerations
- Amputation of one or more extremities
- Broken or fractured bones
- Damage to the spinal cord
Injuries of this degree demand costly and ongoing medical care. Sadly, insurance adjusters make it a habit to undervalue or devalue legitimate claims since their only real goal is to protect their company’s bottom line.
Every motorcycle accident is unique. This can make it challenging to determine if you are eligible for compensation without first speaking to a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney about your potential claim.
In order to have a viable case, you or your attorney will have to show that all four elements of negligence were present. You will have to prove:
- That a duty of care was owed: This means that the respondent had a statutory obligation to take reasonable actions to prevent injury to themselves and others. For instance, all drivers have to follow the rules of the road at all times.
- That duty was violated: You must show that the respondent violated the duty of care they owed you by doing or not doing what a reasonable person in the same or a similar situation would have done to prevent injury.
- That causation exists: You or your lawyer will need to show that your injuries were the direct result of the respondent’s violated duty of care. In other words, had the violation not been committed, the accident and, by extension, your injuries, could have been avoided.
- That damages were generated: This element involves showing that the accident caused you to experience financial losses, like medical expenses, lost income due to being unable to work, damage to property, and others. You might 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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