Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident and another party is at fault, with the help of a Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyer you may be able to recover significant monetary awards for property damage, medical treatment costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
We all know how exhilarating (and even practical) riding a motorcycle can be. Unfortunately, other motor vehicles and trucks often don’t give motorcycle riders the same respect and consideration on the road as they do other four or more wheeled vehicles. This is one of the many reasons that riding a motorcycle can be so dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this year around 5,000 people will die in motorcycle accidents. In fact, motorcyclists are roughly 26 times more likely than car occupants to die in a crash per mile traveled. Another almost 100,000 motorcycle riders will be injured in crashes.
Even seemingly minor injuries due to a motorcycle accident can result in major health problems–and health care costs–down the line. Depending on the severity of the accident and on your age and well-being when you suffered the accident, your injuries may require medical treatment and/or rehabilitation for many years to come.
Who is going to pay for all that? How will you support your family while you recover?
Well, if your accident and injuries were due to another person’s or party’s negligence or misconduct, they should pay, whether through insurance companies or out of their own pockets. In certain cases, such as accidents involving severe injuries or death, or when the insurance involved will not cover your damages, you may want to file a personal injury lawsuit.
The Road to Recovery for Motorcycle Accident Victims
With so many accidents affecting so many people every year, you can imagine that when it comes to trying to recover for yours, you face an uphill battle against insurance providers and claims adjusters who just can’t wait to make your life that much more difficult. Unfortunately, in the immediate aftermath of a motorcycle accident, especially if you’ve been seriously injured, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is how to protect the integrity of your accident claim.
One thing you must keep in mind, however, is that sooner or later you will probably be getting a call from the negligent party’s insurance company. In many cases, if you sign a release of your personal injury claim in exchange for check from an insurance company, you may lose your right to bring that personal injury claim forever. Remember, as much as you may need that money, insurance companies may not be on your side: they are self-interested business who look out for themselves.
Even if you’re not sure you want to bring a personal injury claim over your motorcycle accident, at the very least you may want to ask an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to look over the offer from the insurance company before sign away your claim rights.
The Help of an Attorney for Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
Besides offering a welcome buffer between you and the negligent party’s insurance company, a personal injury attorney who knows his or her way around accident claims will not only guide you through process of bringing a motorcycle accident claim, but he or she will also aggressively advocate for your interests and try to get you the largest possible compensation.
Here are some key reasons why you might hire a personal injury attorney for your motorcycle accident claim:
- Insurance companies and adjusters often times dramatically undervalue accident claims.
- Insurance companies routinely offer small settlement figures compared to what victims might win in a civil trial.
- Since many injuries sustained during accidents reveal themselves slowly over time, there is a danger that, without the help of a lawyer, you may settle for too little to cover the cost of your long-term medical care. An experienced lawyer may direct you to medical professionals who will examine you with an eye toward future medical expenses.
- An accident attorney will know how to discover facts that will strengthen the liability part of your claim.
- A motorcycle accident lawyer will negotiate tough with insurance companies, earning maximum recovery.
- A personal injury attorney will advise you concerning any statutes of limitations that might apply to your case.
Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
The motorcycle accidents lawyers at Green & Schafle understand how costly and distressing a motorcycle crash can be. There’s the damage to your bike, medical treatment costs, loss of employment, pain and suffering… We want to help. You can count on us to use our skills and experience to advocate for you and seek maximum recovery of your damages.
If you or anyone you know has been the victim of a motorcycle accident, please contact our attorneys immediately for a free consultation toll-free at 1-855-462-3330 or by using our online contact form.