Motorcycle accidents can result in severe injuries, especially for the motorcyclist. Depending on the extent of the injury and who is at fault for the accident, you may qualify to recover financial compensation from a negligent or reckless driver’s insurance provider or through a personal injury lawsuit.
Berger and Green handle motorcycle accident cases and want to see if we may assist you with yours. We care about motorcycle accident victims and understand that the extent of their injuries can cause a life-altering financial crisis for their families. We aim to help by evaluating the details of your case—including your insurance policy—to see if we may secure any additional coverage owed to you after a potentially debilitating accident.
Call Berger and Green at (412) 661-1400 for your free case evaluation. A member of our legal team may help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Pennsylvania Is Classified as a No-Fault State
According to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department Automobile Insurance Guide, McCandless drivers operate under a no-fault insurance law. No-fault states require all licensed drivers to seek coverage for losses caused by accidents through their own insurance provider. A few exceptions apply, but if you suffered severe injuries, your medical bills and other financial losses may very well exceed the amount of coverage offered by your own insurance plan. In these cases, the law allows those victims of severe injury to file personal injury lawsuits against the liable parties.
Uninsured motorist coverage (UM) also provides an option for additional compensation from your own insurer if you experience an accident with an uninsured driver or a driver who flees the scene of the accident. Not everyone carries this additional coverage, though. Personal injury lawsuits allow for a legal avenue to pursue damages from a responsible party. The burden of proving liability and losses (as well as the task of navigating litigation) then falls on the victim’s shoulders. They have the right to seek legal representation when pursuing a lawsuit of this nature.
If you experienced an accident while on your motorcycle that you believe resulted from another driver’s carelessness, you may qualify for compensation either through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. A McCandless motorcycle accident lawyer may assist you with both options, should you choose to pursue compensation.
Call Berger and Green at (412) 661-1400 for your free case evaluation.
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The Cost of Legal Representation
After sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident, bills begin to pile up. So, we help our clients by working on a contingency-fee-basis. This method allows us to discuss your case free of charge to see if we may have the ability to represent you. Once you become a client, you never pay any legal service fees unless we secure financial compensation in your favor.
There are no risks or up-front costs associated with our services. We invite you to take advantage of a free case evaluation, so you may begin determining your legal options.
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Deadlines Apply for Personal Injury Lawsuits
If you retain our services, our first course of action may be to seek a settlement from the negligent driver’s insurance company. We may do this to avoid the cost and time it would require to take your case to court so you can receive your compensation sooner rather than later.
If we cannot reach fair negotiations with the other driver’s insurer, we have no problem representing your case in court. If we do this, though, certain deadlines apply. In Pennsylvania, Section 5524 of the state’s limitation of time allows you two years from the date of the motorcycle accident to file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent party.
Two years may seem like enough time to go through all these legal processes, but the legal system takes more time than you may expect. Negotiations with insurers alone may prove lengthy if an insurer and your lawyer struggle to come to a fair settlement. You want the peace of mind of knowing you have the time to file a personal injury lawsuit should you need to do so when seeking fair compensation for your injuries.
You also want to make sure you have time to follow through with any doctor-ordered treatments or follow-up visits, as these may go a long way in proving the severity of your damages in a court of law.
We Can Help You Pursue Damages for Wrongful Death After a Motorcycle Accident
If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may also qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Please accept our deepest condolences if such a tragic event occurred in your family. Sometimes, taking legal action may help deal with the financial aspects of the loss, including the funeral expenses and lost wages (if your loved one worked).
In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit also allows for two years from the date of your loved one’s passing under Section 5524. The more time that passes between the accident and your loved one’s passing may complicate gathering evidence for your lawsuit. So, you may want to contact a lawyer as soon as possible in this situation.
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Choose Berger and Green for Legal Representation
After sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident, you deserve to rest and focus your attention and energy on your medical recovery. Let a McCandless motorcycle accident lawyer help you pursue fair compensation, either from an insurance settlement or by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Your injuries must prove severe enough to warrant a personal injury lawsuit. By talking to a lawyer with Berger and Green, you may begin the process of discovering the legal options that remain available to you.
To take advantage of your free case evaluation, call Berger and Green at (412) 661-1400. We look forward to potentially helping you with your case. Remember that you have a limited time to pursue legal action. Do not let your opportunity to hold the liable party responsible expire.