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What To Look for in a PA Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

What To Look for in a PA Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

What to Look for When Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Motorcycles are one of the most popular vehicles for commuting, recreation, and touring. They provide an affordable alternative to cars and trucks, allowing riders to travel longer distances without breaking the bank. However, riding motorcycles is dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists account for nearly half of all fatal motorcycle crashes each year.

In addition, motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries that can cause permanent damage to the rider and their passengers. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Before hiring a lawyer, however, you should first determine whether you have a valid claim against the responsible party. This means determining whether the driver was negligent and caused your injury. The motorcycle accident lawyers at Justice Guardians have years of experience representing those injured while riding a motorcycle. 

Local medical centers that treat motorcycle accident injuries:

How to Pick the Right Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorney

Here are three things to look for when hiring a motorcycle accident attorney:

  • Experience - An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer has handled hundreds of cases similar to yours. They know the ins and outs of motorcycle law and can advise you on the best course of action.
  • Knowledgeable - A knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer understands the laws governing motorcycle accidents and will fight aggressively to ensure you receive fair compensation.
  • Dedicated - A dedicated motorcycle accident lawyer works tirelessly to obtain maximum compensation for clients. They will contact insurance companies, investigate the case thoroughly, and negotiate settlements on your behalf.

Why Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Motorcycles are fast, exciting, and fun. They offer an adrenaline rush that no car can match. However, motorcycles are dangerous machines that can cause serious injuries or death. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

In order to receive these benefits, however, you must hire a motorcycle accident lawyer.

Here are three reasons why you need a motorcycle accident lawyer:

  • Insurance Companies Don't Care About Motorcyclists

Insurance companies don't care about motorcyclists. They treat us like second-class citizens. They refuse to pay claims unless you sue them first. And when you sue them, they fight tooth and nail to deny your claim. This means that you may spend years fighting insurance companies instead of recovering the money you deserve after an injury caused by another driver.

  • Insurance Companies Can Be Unfair

Insurance companies often give discounts to drivers who have multiple policies. However, they won't give any discount to riders who have one policy. So if you're hurt in an accident involving two cars, the other vehicle's driver may be responsible for your entire bill. 

  • Insurance Companies Aren't Responsible For Their Actions

When you file a lawsuit against an insurance company, the court will hold the insurance company responsible for its actions. This means that the insurance company isn't allowed to blame the victim for the accident.

It's the insurance company's responsibility to pay your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You may not recover the full amount you deserve if you don't have a motorcycle accident attorney.

A motorcycle accident lawyer knows how to navigate the legal system and fight for your rights. They will ensure that you receive fair treatment and compensation for your injuries.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Motorcycle Accident Victims?

Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents may result in significant medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanent disability. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for these damages.

Damages available to motorcyclists include past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and emotional distress.

  • Past Medical Expenses
  • Lost Earnings
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional Distress

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Motorcycle Accident in Pennsylvania?

According to data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle accidents account for approximately 1% of total traffic fatalities each year. This means that every year, thousands of people die due to motor vehicle crashes involving motorcycles.

In addition to these statistics, another study found that nearly half of all injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents involve head trauma. Head injury is often fatal and can cause permanent damage to the brain.

Injured motorcyclists may file a lawsuit against the responsible party within two years of the accident. If you file your lawsuit too late, the judge will dismiss your case. If you wait until the statute of limitations expires, you may still be able to sue. But you won't be able to recover damages unless you can prove negligence.

A motorcycle accident injury lawyer can help you understand your rights and guide you through the legal system. They can also negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.

We'll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries

At Justice Guardians PA, our motorcycle accident attorneys understand that insurance companies have unfair biases against motorcycle accidents and motorcycle riders. This is why we are passionate about working on every motorcycle accident case that comes through our doors. We don't believe that every motorcycle rider should have to fight an insurance company alone. We at Justice Guardians PA believe that each injured motorcycle rider deserves justice and compensation. 

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David Petrone
Date Published: October 20, 2022
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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