How To Get Compensation For My Motorcycle Accident?

Posted By: SSF Law Firm Posted On: January 29, 2020

We have many motorcycle enthusiasts in and around the Pittsburgh area. While these vehicles can be great ways to get from place to place, motorcyclists are vulnerable to severe injuries and collisions with passenger vehicles. If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver’s careless and negligent actions, there are several steps you can take to secure the compensation you deserve. The Pittsburgh motorcycle accident lawyers at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman are ready to help.

Steps to getting compensation in a motorcycle accident

Just like traditional passenger car accident settlements, getting compensation after a motorcycle accident can be difficult. While not warranted, there is an inherent bias against motorcyclists when it comes to insurance settlements. In order to ensure you get the compensation you need if another person was at fault in your crash, a Pittsburgh motorcycle accident lawyer will help your claim immensely.

Your attorney will work to:

  • Obtain all evidence related to the incident, including any video or photo surveillance, eyewitness statements, police reports, and more.
  • Ensure you are properly evaluated by a trusted medical professional who can assess the full extent of your injuries. A medical expert may be needed to review your records and testify on your behalf in court.
  • Negotiate on your behalf with all parties involved in the case, including the at-fault driver, their insurance carrier, and their legal team.
  • Prepare your case for trial if the other party does not offer a fair settlement.

What if you were partially at fault?

Even if you were partially at fault for your motorcycle accident, you may still be able to recover compensation for your damages. Under Pennsylvania’s contributory negligence laws, you can recover compensation for an accident if you were found to be 50% or less at fault for the incident. However, the amount of money you receive will be reduced based on your percentage of fault. For example, if you are awarded $100,000 in compensation but found to be 20% at fault for the incident, you would only receive $80,000.

How common are motorcycle accidents?

During the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, the Department of Transportation states that there were 2,714 total motorcycle accidents during the latest reporting year. Out of those, there were 164 fatalities and 2,611 injuries reported.

We will work to secure the compensation you need

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver’s reckless or negligent actions, seek legal assistance today. The team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman will get to work investigating your incident immediately in order to secure the following:

  • Your medical expenses related to the motorcycle crash
  • Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent driver

When you need a Pittsburgh motorcycle accident lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 1-888-988-9467.

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