When you have become a victim of a motorcycle accident you may face serious injuries of you or a loved one. Attorney Craig Fishman is a licensed motorcycle rider and has the know-how riding a bike which is essential to handling your claim. 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 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 recording witness statements. Be sure to get copies of all police reports related to 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. Very quickly after an accident happens, the insurance companies will begin calling. Do not make any statements to them until you speak with your attorney. Your calls will be recorded and could be used against you.
Your attorney needs to be the one to investigate the crash and work with all parties involved 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:
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