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.
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:
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.
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.
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: