These accidents happen, despite the fact that most riders are cautious and ride defensively. That’s why it’s so important for the state to stand behind motorcyclists and raise awareness among all motorists that motorcycles are sharing the road.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014
Commenting on a news article highlighting efforts by lawmakers to reduce motorcycle accident fatality rates and boost rider safety, Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyer Randall C. Flager of Flager & Associates today said he has been impressed with the safety initiatives to protect bikers on Pennsylvania roadways.
Flager based his comments on a June 2 article published by ABC News, “Bikers applaud safety improvements in Pennsylvania.” The article reported hundreds of bikers from around Pennsylvania recently gathered at the state’s Capitol Rotunda to discuss the importance of sharing the road and support safety initiatives spearheaded by the state to reduce motorcycle accidents and fatalities on Pennsylvania roads and highways.
“Flager & Associates stands behind all efforts to raise motorcycle awareness for motorists in Pennsylvania,” Flager said. “We have noticed the “Watch for Motorcycles” on Pennsylvania highways, which can help reduce the number of accidents involving motorcyclists. As personal injury attorneys, we have handled many cases in which drivers say they didn’t see the motorcycle. That’s no excuse for causing a serious accident in Philadelphia, Bucks County or anywhere in the Delaware Valley.”
Officials with the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) told ABC News the increased presence of yellow “Watch for Motorcycles” signs along Pennsylvania highways are a strong sign of support from Pennsylvania officials who aim to raise awareness of motorcyclists along highways and roadways throughout the state.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the state reported a 13 percent decrease in motorcycle accidents from 2012 to 2013. In addition, according to ABC News, fatalities dropped nearly 14 percent. Nationally, the Governors Highway Safety Association reported a 7 percent decrease in 2013 from the prior year.
“Motorcyclists are involved in some of the most catastrophic accidents we see on Pennsylvania roadways,” Flager said. “These accidents happen, despite the fact that most riders are cautious and ride defensively. That’s why it’s so important for the state to stand behind motorcyclists and raise awareness among all motorists that motorcycles are sharing the road.”
Flager said that while lawmakers and cyclists can do their part to prevent accidents, drivers of cars and trucks ultimately share equal responsibility in preventing accidents.
“Drivers who engage in dangerous behavior behind the wheel and cause motorcycle accidents must be held accountable,” Flager said. “Anyone injured or who loses a loved one in an accident should not hesitate to seek the advice of legal counsel.”
About Flager & Associates
Experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer Randall C. Flager created Flager & Associates, PC, in order to provide exceptional legal advice to residents in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Bucks County and throughout Pennsylvania. The law firm focuses on auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, product liability and slip and fall accidents. Attorney Flager and his staff work closely with each client and have a strong track record for obtaining large verdicts and settlements. The law firm works on a contingency fee basis. As a result, clients only pay for legal services if they win.
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