Filing a claim for a motorcycle accident can become a long and exhausting process if you are recovering from your injuries. If you have never been in an accident, then you may not know how to verify your claim or the full extent of your losses. As a result, you could miss out on fair compensation.
Berger and Green understands your pain and frustration. We have worked with victims of motorcycle accidents. We want to see if we may help you get a fair settlement that accurately reflects your losses. Contact our law firm at (412) 661-1400 for a free case review to see what a Clearfield motorcycle accident lawyer may do for you.
Personal Damages After a Motorcycle Accident
A motorcycle accident can be a devastating experience that alters your life forever. In addition to crashing your motorcycle, you may have other damages that include:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the majority of motorcycle accidents cause severe injuries or death. The Injuries can range from a traumatic brain injury to spinal injuries, scrapes, broken bones, internal damage, or neck injuries. These types of injuries often lead to high medical bills, extensive rehabilitation, ongoing doctor visits, and long-term care.
Past and Future Lost Wages
If you are recovering from your injuries, you may be out of work for several weeks. This can lead to lost pay, benefits, bonuses, tips, or other income. If you are disabled, then you may be entitled to disability based on lost future earning capacity.
Emotional or Physical Suffering
Recovering from a motorcycle accident is never easy. You may have severe pain or emotional trauma that lasts for several months. In addition, you may seek therapy for anxiety or depression. Other damages include loss of consortium or overall decline in the quality of your life.
It can be difficult to get back on your feet after you encounter these losses; however, you should not have to pay for someone’s careless actions or negligence. Call our law firm today to determine if we may help you recover your damages and hold those accountable who are to blame for your accident.
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving Clearfield, call (412) 661-1400
Wrongful Death from a Motorcycle Accident
Berger and Green lawyers also provide legal assistance for families whose lives have been devastated by the loss of a family member. Nothing can replace a loved one, but you can pursue compensation for your damages. Your family may be entitled to a settlement that includes:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs/plot/tombstone
- Pre-death medical expenses
- Pain and suffering of the deceased
- Loss of household income or benefits
- Loss of companionship or parental guidance
- Emotional anguish of the family
A Clearfield motorcycle accident lawyer may help you with your case and negotiate a settlement with the insurance company so that your family can spend this time grieving. Call (412) 661-1400 for a free case evaluation.
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Legal Representation for Victims of Motorcycle Accidents
Navigating the legal process and dealing with insurance companies can be an uphill climb when you are recovering from a motorcycle accident. Let our legal team go to work and help you with your case. We provide comprehensive legal service that includes:
Legal Consultation and Guidance
With legal counsel, you can feel free to ask questions and express your concerns. Our lawyers may help you avoid common mistakes that occur when filing a personal injury claim.
A Thorough Investigation
Our legal team may use a variety of resources to uncover the facts of your case. We may establish fault and liability by obtaining evidence such as eyewitness statements, expert testimony, photo/video footage, medical reports, accident/police reports.
Fight for a Fair Settlement
We may engage with the insurance company on your behalf. Our lawyers may fight for a fair settlement that reflects the actual value of your case.
Legal Representation in Court
We may try to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. If the insurer rejects your claim or offers a low settlement, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Our legal team can represent you and present your case in court.
Our motorcycle attorneys may gather evidence that supports our claim and pursue compensation on your behalf.
Motorcycle Accident Claims
Motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere at any time. When they occur, you may be left wondering what happened and who is to blame. Your accident may have occurred for the following reasons:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Defective part/product liability
- Poor road conditions
- Distracted pedestrian
Any party that contributed to your motorcycle accident should be held liable. A careless driver or pedestrian may not have been aware that you were nearby. As a result, they may have caused you to swerve off the road and crash. Negligence from manufacturers or road maintenance crews can put you in a dangerous situation beyond your control, as well.
Whoever is at fault for your accident should be held accountable and pay for your damages. See how a motorcycle accident attorney may help you file your claim. Call us today and get a free case evaluation by dialing (412) 661-1400.
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The Deadline for Filing Your Claim
According to 42 Pa. Con. Stat. Ann. § 5524, the deadline for filing a claim after your accident is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of your injuries to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation for your damages.
If you miss the deadline, you may no longer be entitled to a settlement. Berger and Green lawyers may help you gather and prepare all documents and file your claim within the Pennsylvania statute of limitations.
Consider a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Do not delay filing a claim for your motorcycle accident. The longer you wait, the more difficult it may become to prove your case. Berger and Green is here to help you get started. Call our law firm at (412) 661-1400 for a free case assessment to see if a Clearfield motorcycle accident lawyer can handle your case.