Our attorneys include licensed motorcycle riders who know how to ride a bike and are experts at winning motorcycle crash claims. There are no fender-benders when it comes to accidents involving motorcycles. Bike riders may suffer:
If you are a motorcycle rider, then you know there are risks when you hit the roadway. Regardless of how safely you operate your bike, you are vulnerable to the negligent or careless actions of other drivers. Today, we want to look at some of the common questions our Pittsburgh motorcycle accident attorneys are asked at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman.
During the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were over 3,000 motorcycle crashes that caused 180 fatalities and over 3,000 injuries. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, the first thing you need to do is seek medical treatment for any injuries you have sustained, no matter how minor they seem.
Please understand that many injuries do not begin to present signs and symptoms until hours or even days after a motorcycle crash. Any gap in treatment from the time of a crash to the time you receive treatment can be used against you by the insurance companies.
While at the scene of a crash, do everything you can to document what happened. This includes taking photographs and obtaining witness names. Our attorneys will get copies of all police reports for the crash.
Motorcyclists are vulnerable to serious injuries on the roadway. Even when a rider is wearing a helmet, they can still get seriously hurt. A typical passenger vehicle weighs around 4,000 pounds. When a motorcyclist is struck, they usually suffer from two impacts – one with the vehicle and one with the ground.
The most common injuries a motorcyclist suffer from in a crash include:
If the motorcycle crash that injured you or a loved one was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person then you need to secure legal assistance. The insurance company for the other driver will begin calling you soon after a wreck to try to get you to settle for the bottom dollar. Do not make any statements to them until you speak with your attorney or you risk saying something that is harmful to your case, thereby decreasing your recovery. Your calls will be recorded and could be used against you.
Insurance companies do whatever they can to reduce the amount they pay to you. You need an expert Pittsburgh motorcycle lawyer to make sure that your case settles for an amount that compensates you for all of your losses, damages and injuries. for
Your attorney will investigate the crash and work with all parties and insurance companies to ensure you are treated fairly.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle incident, please seek legal assistance immediately. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are going to investigate your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve, including:
Each year, nearly 200 motorcycle riders die in traffic collisions in Pittsburgh and all across Pennsylvania. On a national scale, roughly 5,000 motorcyclists are killed in motorcycle accidents across the United States every year, according to the National Motorcycle Institute.
Statistically speaking, riding a motorcycle is twice as dangerous as getting around a city on foot as a pedestrian because, by contrast, auto accidents kill nearly 100 pedestrians each year in Pennsylvania.
The fact that riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than riding a car and walking on foot is not the only reason why you need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Pittsburgh or elsewhere in Pennsylvania by your side if you have been hurt while riding a bike.
As you may or may not know, courts, juries, and insurance companies tend to be biased against motorcyclists in the U.S. Many of them have a prejudice against bikers, thinking that all of them are immature reckless, individuals who risk their own lives to get a thrill out of high speeds.
A Pittsburgh motorcycle accident lawyer from Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman might be the only person who can help you overcome that bias and cut through the layers of prejudiced and stereotypical thinking.
This is an understandable question that many victims ask themselves after being involved in motorcycle accidents. Your financial losses resulting from an accident can be fairly significant. Most people cannot afford to pay a lawyer up front when they have been injured, so we will not charge you a penny unless you get paid compensation for your injuries.
Your initial consultation with our attorneys is free of charge. Our team will review your case and discuss your legal options, so you can obtain free legal advice without bring obligated to hire us. .
More importantly, our attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not charge any attorney fees unless we first recover compensation for you. Our fee is 25% of the compensation we recover for you. Other lawyers charge 40%, nearly half your settlement. We have the lowest advertised fee in the United States, and you will not owe us a penny if we are unable to obtain compensation for your injuries. Our lawyers are experts at determining the value of your economic losses such as lost wages and medical bills, as well as noneconomic damages including your loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering.
There are certain factors that need to be considered in a motorcycle accident case to maximize the amount of money you can recover from the at-fault party (or parties):
Depending on the severity of your injury and the injury’s impact on various aspects of your life, including your personal life and work life, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Pittsburgh from Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman can demand the following types of economic and non-economic damages on your behalf:
That is only a shortlist of the damages that can be pursued in a personal injury case after a motorcycle accident. With a skilled personal injury lawyer by your side, these damages can be worth hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Let our motorcycle crash lawyers from Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman review your case and determine the value of your personal injury claim. Call at 888-988-9467 to get a free consultation.
Make an appointment at our Pittsburgh office for your free consultation. We are confident that you will trust us with your legal needs and fight for what you deserve. We do not charge a fee for personally consulting with you. In every new case, our fee is only 25%. There is no fee unless recovery is made. We invite you to review the significant Pittsburgh, PA personal injury cases we have won.