Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Deaths
When a motorcycle is in an accident, the rider has no protection beyond his or her helmet and jacket. Since Pennsylvania law only requires helmets for riders under the age of 21, many riders’ level of protection could be even further reduced. With such limited defense against bodily injury, and the failure of many drivers to recognize the rights of riders, the potential for serious and often fatal motorcycle accidents is extremely high.
Information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that 201 motorcyclists were killed on Pennsylvania roads. In more than half of these accidents there was at least one other vehicle involved. If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was caused due to the negligence of another person, it is important that you seek the assistance of a qualified traffic fatality lawyer as soon as possible. At Berger and Green, we provide supportive, results-oriented representation to the families of fallen riders across Pennsylvania.
We understand what a difficult time this is for you, and we know that money will never take the place of still having your loved one here with you. It is only our hope that we can help to put you in the best possible situation as you begin the process of transitioning into this new phase of your life.
Let Us Help You Protect Your Rights
While the legal implications of your loved one’s death may be the farthest thing on your mind, now is the time to take action to protect your interests and the interests of your children. Beyond the emotional impact, the loss of a loved one also represents tangible losses for which you are entitled to seek compensation.
Pennsylvania has a two-year statute of limitations from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death claim, after which time you will lose the right to do so. When you hire our firm, we will take the time to understand all of the contributions your loved one made to the household and explain the benefits that are available to you and other family members. We build a customized plan specifically tailored to your case and work to secure full and fair compensation on your behalf.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Pittsburgh fatal motorcycle accident lawyers, call (412) 661-1400 or contact us by e-mail. We handle all wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorneys’ fees or costs to us unless we recover compensation for you. Berger and Green offers free home and hospital visits.