Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating. Whether on a warm summer’s day or under a blanket of stars, motorcycles offer a fun method of travel. According to Accident Analysis & Prevention, though, riders face a 34-fold increase of severe injury. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also reports that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die from their injuries following a collision.
If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident in or around the Baldwin area, you may be able to pursue financial recovery for your losses. A Baldwin motorcycle accident lawyer from Berger and Green can file your claim, negotiate for a fair settlement offer, and assign liability. Depending on when your accident occurred, you may have a limited time to act. Pennsylvania only offers two years from the date of your collision to move forward with legal action.
To begin a free, no-hassle case review with a member of our team, call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400.
Services Our Team Provides
Our team provides an array of services designed to prove that negligence ultimately resulted in your injuries.
To promote your claim’s success, our Baldwin motorcycle accident lawyers must establish:
- The responsible party had a duty of care to not harm others
- The party in question violated this obligation
- Because of this breach, they caused your motorcycle accident
- As a result of your collision, you suffered financial losses and injuries
We will first start by speaking with you in-person or over the phone to understand the events surrounding your collision. From there, we will begin collecting evidence to support your testimony. Our goal is to get you the financial recovery you need out of court. However, we have no problem advocating on your behalf before a judge, should we be unable to reach a resolution.
Your Legal Team Works for You
To summarize what we mentioned above, when you work with a Baldwin motorcycle accident lawyer from Berger and Green, we can:
- Learn about your accident through a free case review
- Examine evidence pointing to liability
- Determine accountability
- Negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf
- Represent you in court, if necessary
When you work with Berger and Green, we can keep you updated on any pertinent deadlines, while also helping you understand your legal rights. To begin your free case evaluation, call us today at (412) 661-1400.
We Work on a Contingency Basis
Berger and Green renders services on a contingency-fee-basis, which is designed to minimize financial risk to the client while also encouraging our legal team to promote a beneficial outcome on your behalf. You do not pay any fees out of pocket.
Instead, we take our payment out of the compensation that we recover for you. All of these details are discussed before any proceedings take place to make sure that you are not caught by surprise as the legal process unfolds.
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving Baldwin, call (412) 661-1400
Determining Responsibility for Your Accident
Generally, responsibility for a motorcycle accident will rest on the operator of the other vehicle, however, in your situation, liability may vary. While we are investigating your collision, we will need to examine various pieces of evidence to begin building your case and assigning responsibility.
These items may include:
- Traffic surveillance footage
- Witness statements
- Photographs or videos of your injuries
- Imaging scans, medical bills, and prescriptions
- The police report made at the scene
If you are physically and emotionally able to provide your legal team with some of these documents, it could help bolster your claim. After your lawyer is able to establish liability, they can move forward in negotiating for compensation.
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Steps to Take Following Your Accident
There are many actions on your part that can promote smooth legal proceedings. While these steps are not necessary, in the long run, they may mean the difference to your case’s overall success. Things you can do to help your lawyer include:
Keeping Records of Your Medical Treatment
We encourage you to keep all items relating to your injury-related treatment and therapies, as this will allow us to establish that you suffered damages as a result of the other driver’s negligence.
Do Not Speak with Insurance Companies Alone
PA § 7102 dictates that after any vehicular accident, you will need to file with your own insurance company first before you pursue the other party for additional damages. Unfortunately, some insurance companies have a reputation for protecting their own interests by offering less than what you need to move forward. We ask that before you speak with your insurance company, you contract legal assistance to handle this arena of your claim. We can present your insurer with a comprehensive list of your losses and work to get you the financial recovery to which you are entitled under your policy.
Do Not Aggravate Your Condition
Your health and wellbeing are important to us. If you aggravate your condition, you could be looking at an even longer recovery period and time off work. Furthermore, the other party may argue that your injuries did not result from the accident, but another event. During this time, we ask that you follow the advice of your doctor and refrain from intense physical activity while you recover from your injuries.
Call Berger and Green Today
We offer a free case evaluation to those interested in learning more about the services we provide and what they may expect from the legal process. Our top priority is to recover compensation on your behalf so that you may begin moving forward with your life. A Baldwin motorcycle accident lawyer can fight for your rights. Call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400.