Motorcycles are exhilarating! There are few things as fun and exciting as riding a motorcycle on an open road. Unfortunately, despite the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) urging of all motorists to “share the road” with motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe, the number of motorcycle accidents and fatalities is ever increasing. Furthermore, the NHTSA’s statistics show that the percentage of intoxicated motorcycle riders in fatal crashes is greater than the percentage of intoxicated drivers on our roads. This is why the NHTSA urges all motorcycle riders to always ride smart and sober.
Despite implementing basic motorcycle safety precautions, such as wearing helmet protection and making themselves visible to other motorists, motorcyclists still may be involved in accidents that have the potential to be life-threatening or with catastrophic injuries. These problems can be compounded by exorbitant medical bills, disability from employment, and insurance companies that refuse to negotiate the accident in good faith. When other motorists negligently or deliberately fail to “share the road” with motorcyclists, they should he held legally responsible for the injuries, pain, suffering, embarrassment, humiliation and financial loss that they cause.
Since 1977, attorneys Fredrick E. Charles and Dennis G. Charles of Charles Law Offices have been representing the motorcycle community and have a long and distinguished track record of success at trial. Their record of impressive trial victories and settlements speaks for itself.
For example, in 2012, Charles Law Offices represented the estate of a motorcyclist falsely accused of traveling more than 125 miles per hour immediately prior to a fatal collision with a tractor-trailer. The insurance company representing the negligent tractor-trailer driver refused to negotiate in good faith or to adequately compensate the deceased motorcyclist’s family. Charles Law Offices thoroughly investigated the case, established the negligence of the tractor-trailer driver in causing the crash, and secured a million dollar award for the deceased motorcyclist’s family.
Attorney Dennis G. Charles has been a licensed motorcyclist since 1995. At Charles Law Offices, we believe that all motor vehicles, especially motorcycles, are entitled to respect on the road, and are dedicated to fighting for your rights and helping you to legally recover the money to which you are entitled.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and would like to know what you can do, call us for a free consultation, or simply fill out the questionnaire on the right side of the screen. We will take the time to carefully and fully explain your legal rights and the litigation process, and help you on the road to recovery and receiving full money damages for your losses.
Disclaimer: The information contained herein should not be used as a substitute for personal legal advice. You should contact Charles Law Offices to schedule a consultation with an attorney who will speak to you regarding your specific situation.
The Charles Brothers’ devotion to the law is derived from a family history in the legal system and of service to others. Their father, Charles “Chink” Charles (depicted in the lower left-hand corner of the photograph) held a 35 year career in law enforcement, and was selected to serve as the personal bodyguard for former United States Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson during their campaign visits to Allentown.