If you have been involved in an accident on your motorcycle, you need the best legal help you can find.
Our Law firm can help you get medical care and treatments, as well as recovery for lost wages and property damages.
Our team of motorcycle accident attorneys will fight on your behalf to ensure your rights are respected and you are not forced into a settlement that doesn’t cover your bills.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents can be life-altering experiences. Injuries are common, and many riders experience permanent pain and suffering after a crash. Hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your motorcycle accident claim will ensure you get the most money for your injuries and prevent insurance companies from taking advantage of you.
When you hire us, we will negotiate with insurance adjusters, handle legal filings, and make sure every step of the claims process is finished and in your best interests. Insurance companies often attempt to settle claims for far less than they are worth.
Even your own insurance company will do all they can to avoid paying you.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers are experts in the unique laws and regulations in Pennsylvania, and we have decades of experience winning cases against insurance companies.
Don’t trust just any lawyer to handle your claim. You need a lawyer that knows the dirty little tricks insurance companies will use against you. Our attorneys have seen it all, and we win because we know how to use the law to your benefit.
Injured motorcycle riders who hire a lawyer to handle their claim often receive settlements five times higher than riders who settle on their own. Plus, hiring an attorney for your claim means you won’t have to spend hours arguing with insurance companies or filing forms in court. You can rest and recover while we fight for you.
How Much is My Claim Worth?
It’s natural to want to know how much you are entitled to get from a motorcycle crash that wasn’t your fault. Every case is unique, and there really isn’t any way to determine up front how much your claim is worth. Instead, our attorneys will look at the facts of your case and determine who is responsible for causing your injuries.
We will do all that is possible to get every penny you deserve to help you recover lost wages, damage to your bike, and medical costs.
Common Injuries from Motorcycle Crashes
Injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises, or they can be much more severe. In 2019, 2,860 riders were injured in Pennsylvania and 174 lost their lives according to data from PennDOT. The data indicates that only about 8.5% of accidents involving motorcycles did not result in injury. Unfortunately, many of these accidents wouldn’t have happened if drivers were paying attention and being careful.
Minor Injuries can have Major Consequences
Most minor injuries riders suffer in accidents are scrapes, cuts, and bruises. Many of these injuries can look horrific at first, but usually will heal. Riders frequently experience torn ligaments, sprains and strains, and burns when they are in an accident. Tears and sprains can take months to heal, and it’s not uncommon for these injuries to cause permanent damage and long-term pain. Once a person suffers a sprain or strain, they are more likely to re-injure themselves. Scars from cuts and burns can be permanent and often lead to a decrease in a person’s enjoyment of life.
Serious Injuries and Death are More Common
Motorcycles simply do not have the protection for riders that passengers in cars enjoy. When a motorcycle crash happens, injuries are almost unavoidable. Unlike car crashes where minor injuries are more common, a tremendous number of motorcycle crashes result in serious injuries.
Serious injuries that are common include head and neck injuries, broken bones, and death. Head injuries such as a concussion may take months to recover from. Serious concussions can lead to permanent changes in mood or preferences, loss of consciousness, and even affect the way you walk. Once a person suffers a concussion, they are at a higher risk of having a repeat concussion.
Broken bones are frequently caused by motorcycle crashes. Fractures can take months to heal and often result in long-term pain and suffering. Physical therapy is often needed, and severe broken bones may even require you to change jobs and stop enjoying activities you used to love.
If a loved one has died in a motorcycle crash that wasn’t their fault, no amount of money will ease the pain. Our motorcycle attorneys are sensitive to the difficulty of pursuing a lawsuit after a death. We will do all that we can to help make this traumatic experience less stressful by handling your case from beginning to end.
How Motorcycle Accidents Happen
The most common type of motorcycle accident we see involves drivers turning left and striking motorcycle riders as they enter an intersection. The most common reason drivers hit motorcycles in these situations is because they do not see the rider. It’s a good idea for motorcycle riders to remember they never want to be the first person in an intersection. Drivers are more likely to see the car or truck entering the intersection before they see the motorcycle.
Another scenario we see a lot of is motorcycle riders who have been involved in side-collision accidents. Just like accidents in intersections, drivers often fail to see motorcycles alongside the vehicle as they make lane changes. These accidents have a high likelihood of severe injury, as the rider is frequently thrown to the pavement at high speed and with lots of other vehicles around. Riders need to drive defensively and stay away from cruising alongside cars when possible.
What to Do if You are in an Accident
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, the first thing to do is get medical attention. Many injuries, like head trauma, may not show symptoms for hours or even days, so getting medical attention at once will help prevent further injury. It’s not worth toughing it out after an accident. Get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible to make sure you don’t have serious injuries.
Document the scene of the accident. Take pictures of where you were, where the vehicle came from and ended up, and the damages to the car and your bike, if possible. Write down what time of day it was, how much traffic was around, and what the weather was like, along with any other factors that may have contributed to the crash.
Contact your insurance company and begin the claims process. It’s important to get your clim started as soon as possible. Important evidence about your accident gets harder to gather with each passing moment, and if you wait too long, it might be impossible to prove your claim.
Call our offices, we offer a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case with our legal team. We will review the evidence and let you know how we can help get you the settlement award you deserve. Our attorneys will not charge you a penny for our services until we win your case. We Win or It’s Free ®
How We can Help
We have been winning motorcycle crash cases for decades. We understand exactly how the insurance companies work, and we won’t let them convince you to accept an unfair settlement. We know how to negotiate so that your interests and rights are respected, and you get the medical and financial help you deserve.
Our legal team will fight on your behalf from the moment you hire us until long after we win your case. We make sure you are seen by medical specialists to ensure your injuries are healed, and we know the experts to give us opinions on the facts of your case to ensure the insurance company will give you the money you will need to recover from a motorcycle accident.