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Man Dies in New Hanover Township Crash Involving Motorcycle

Patrick Thompson (53) from Berks County recently died in a two-vehicle crash in New Hanover Township. The crash involved Thompson’s vehicle, as well as a motorcycle.

The crash occurred on the 2500 block of Route 73 in New Hanover Township just after 4 pm.

Thompson was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for his injuries. He died at the hospital.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Detective Bureau was at the scene of the crash to investigate. Thompson’s death was ruled an accident.

Have You Been Hurt in a Motorcycle Crash?

Whether you’re the driver of the bike or you collide with a bike, there are several things you need to know.

Following a crash, if health permits, stay at the scene and gather information from everyone involved. This includes:

  • Drivers’ names
  • Drivers’ license information
  • Vehicles’ license plates
  • Witness information
  • Photographs of the scene

How Do You Know You Need an Attorney After a Crash?

It doesn’t matter if you’re driving a motorcycle or a car or truck, you need to contact an attorney after you’ve been hurt in a crash.

Lawyers with experience with motorcycle crashes will examine a variety of factors, including:

  • How the bikes involved handle
  • Whether the bikes have proper braking
  • Tar snakes
  • Tank Slapping
  • Speed
  • Pavement and road conditions

Should I Follow a Claim?

You won’t know whether or not to file a legal claim after an accident without speaking to an attorney. Even an accident that results in only minor injuries or damage to your vehicle might warrant a claim.

The only way you’ll recover losses from other parties is to file a claim. In many cases, you won’t even need to file a lawsuit or go to court. Many vehicle accidents are settled outside of the courtroom. But it’s important to seek the advice and support of an experienced attorney. There is no way to know what your case is worth until you consult with an attorney.

At Heavens Law, we know that the days, weeks, and months following a vehicle or motorcycle accident are difficult. Our team has worked with people injured in accidents to ensure fair compensation.

For more information or to discuss your situation, contact Heavens Law at 484-467-8254. All phone consultations are free and confidential, with no obligation beyond that.