If you or your loved one was injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible for substantial compensation. A motorcycle injury can leave you with a long list of both economic and noneconomic damages, including medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. The person whose negligence caused your wreck should pay these expenses, not you. At Berger and Green, our McCandless motorcycle accident attorneys take on the at-fault party and the insurance company, helping injured motorcyclists pursue the money they deserve.
Berger and Green works to set itself apart from the typical personal injury law firm. Built on the principles of honesty, transparency, and communication, we treat our clients like extended family members, and the outcome of your motorcycle accident case is as important to us as it is to you. We never collect a fee until you get paid, and no one will fight harder for what you deserve.
To set up a free personal injury consultation with a member of the Berger and Green team today, call us at (412) 661-1400.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes
Riding motorcycles is an exhilarating hobby, and the state of Pennsylvania offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country for a rider. Whether you prefer urban landscapes, curvy mountainous roads, or wide-open Amish country, you can find it here. Riding a motorcycle is statistically one of the most dangerous ways to travel. According to the Insurance Information Institute, “In 2016, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled.”
A McCandless motorcycle accident lawyer at Berger and Green can help you no matter how your motorcycle crash occurred. We will investigate the circumstances of your crash, determine who was responsible, gather evidence against them, and aggressively pursue them and their insurance company for damages. We will not stop fighting, nor will we collect a fee, until we help you recover the money you deserve.
Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of motor vehicle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). When a driver takes their eyes—or even their mind—off the road, it only takes a split second for it to become too late to avoid the vehicle in front of them. When that vehicle happens to be a motorcycle, serious injuries to the biker can result.
We are prepared to gather evidence to prove the fault and liability of the driver who rear-ended you on your motorcycle. Armed with this information, Berger and Green will take on the insurance company and help you get paid.
Sideswipe vehicle collisions occur when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of another. These collisions can happen when someone disregards a traffic control device, such as a red light, stop sign, or yield sign.
Sideswipe collisions are dangerous for motorcycles, no matter if the biker is the one hit from the side or the one who hits another vehicle in the side. The motorcyclist often gets thrown off their bike, suffering a major bodily injury that may include broken bones, concussions, and spinal damage.
No matter how or why your sideswipe motorcycle wreck occurred, Berger and Green will fight for the compensation you deserve and help you get paid.
Drunk Driving Accidents
“Alcohol is a substance that reduces the function of the brain, impairing thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination,” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), making every type of accident more likely. If we find evidence that the driver who hit you was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we will use this information to hold them liable and aggressively pursue compensation.
We may be able to help you recover damages even if you were partly at fault for your motorbike accident in McCandless, PA. Under Pennsylvania’s comparative negligence law, drivers may be able to receive compensation even if they were partially at fault.
Helmets are only mandatory in Pennsylvania for motorcyclists under 21 and for those with less than two years of riding experience. But the other driver may try to use the fact that you were not wearing a helmet against you to reduce their own liability, claiming that your damages would not have been as extensive had your head been protected. Berger and Green will help you push back against such claims and collect the fair compensation you deserve.
Your Potential Motorcycle Wreck Compensation
A McCandless motorcycle accident lawyer will fight for a fair settlement or judgment that includes the full compensation you deserve. Your monetary award may include payment for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional anguish
We may be able to pursue further damages, depending on your circumstances.
The Statute of Limitations May Affect Your Personal Injury Case
Pennsylvania typically has a two-year statute of limitations for lawsuits stemming from motorcycle wrecks under PA § 5524, but it can be longer or shorter based on several factors, so you should speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your crash. Berger and Green can file a quick lawsuit, if necessary, to keep the deadline from expiring on your claim. Call us at (412) 661-1400.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in McCandless Today
The Berger and Green team is eager to get to work on your McCandless motorcycle accident case today. For a free consultation, call us at (412) 661-1400.