Research from Accident Analysis & Prevention reports that motorcyclists have a 34-fold higher risk of suffering severe injuries in a collision than other road users. This data suggests that injuries a motorcyclist sustains from an accident can have far-reaching consequences on their health and financial affairs.
Going through the legal process alone can be complicated. A Plum motorcycle accident lawyer can help you pursue a fair settlement for your injuries and other related losses. At Berger and Green, we understand what needs to be done to prove your losses and negotiate for a fair settlement from the involved parties.
If you were hit by another vehicle while on your motorcycle, you could be facing serious injuries and are worrying about how you will get your life back on track. The dedicated team at Berger and Green can help you today. To discuss your accident, call (412) 661-1400 for a free case evaluation.
Motorcycle Accidents Can Happen for Many Reasons
After being in a motorcycle accident, your lawyer will take into account your economic and noneconomic damages to estimate the value of your losses. These items could include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. From there, they will begin implementing measures to help you get compensated for the cost of those items.
The severity of your injuries and the treatment they require will be factored into how much compensation you are entitled to receive.
After being in a Plum motorcycle accident, some of the reasons for your collision could include:
Poor Driver Awareness
Car and truck drivers sometimes fail to respect the rights of motorcycle riders on the road. Consequently, “looked but failed to see” (LBFTS) errors happen frequently, mostly occurring at intersections where drivers are found to be less observant.
Lack of Signaling
Some drivers fail to signal when changing lanes and cut off riders. When this happens, all drivers are put at an increased risk of harm. Without being able to predict the actions of other motorists, it can be difficult for other drivers to prevent an accident.
Distracted driving causes thousands of accidents every year. When drivers use their phones while on the road, they can increase the chance of being in a collision. Other forms of distracted driving can include talking to passengers, personal grooming, and restraining an animal.
Driving Under the Influence
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 28% of all traffic-related deaths were attributed to driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or fatigue. Often, these collisions left accident victims with serious injuries or families having to cope with the loss of a loved one.
Proving Liability for a Plum Motorcycle Accident
Evidence is key to any personal injury claim. The basis of your case’s success rests on your ability to establish who is responsible for your injuries. The lawyers at Berger and Green understand what needs to be proven in a personal injury case. They will work with you to discover what caused your accident and who is accountable for your injuries and other losses.
We can assist you by:
- Conducting a detailed investigation of your accident
- Proving who is liable for your injuries
- Estimating the value of your claim
- Gathering evidence
- Filing insurance claim and disability claim documents
- Negotiating with insurance adjusters
- Representing your interests in court where necessary
If you are hurt in a motorcycle accident, you do not have long to act. Under Sec. 5524 of the Pennsylvania Statutes, you generally have two years from the date of your accident to move forward with a civil action. Failing to move forward within these deadlines may have a negative impact on your case.
To get started, call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400 today.
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We Work on Contingency
Being involved in a motorcycle accident can leave you with considerable damage, affecting your day to day life and ability to work. No matter how minor your injuries are, we can help.
You do not have to struggle alone, and you do have options. At Berger and Green, we understand how you may be worried about how you will be able to afford legal representation, especially if you are unable to work. To help with this, we accept cases on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you have no upfront costs. We will only recover payment if we secure a settlement for you.
Benefit from a Free Case Review Today
The dedicated lawyers at Berger and Green want to get started on your motorcycle accident case today. Our goal is to successfully pursue financial recovery on your behalf while you heal from your injuries. We will build a case that promotes your ability to recover compensation for your injuries and other related losses.
If your case is successful, you may be able to recover the cost of:
- Medical bills
- Future rehabilitation costs
- Wrongful death
- Property damage
- Childcare expenses
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Lost earnings
- Reduced earning potential
- Psychological trauma
During your free case review, our team wants to hear about your accident and the impact it has had on your life. We encourage you to be open and honest with your legal team, as even the smallest detail could work to benefit your case.
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Call Berger and Green Today
If you were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another party, let Berger and Green represent your interests and pursue the cost of your collision-related expenses. Our team represents claimants throughout Pittsburg and the surrounding areas.
For more information and to find out how we can help you, call us today at (412) 661-1400.