Lancaster PA Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
It is always a traumatic experience to be the victim of an accident, especially a motorcycle accident. The injured person is not the only person who suffers, as his family and friends are victims as well. We at Haggerty & Silverman, P.C, understand how to get maximum compensation for our clients’ lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. For the last fifty years, our attorneys in Lancaster, Pennsylvania have been safeguarding the rights of plaintiffs, and we are experienced in all facets of litigating personal injury claims.
In our experience, motorcycle accidents tend to be among the most severe of all personal injury accidents. Except for a helmet, motorcyclists are completely unprotected on all sides. Therefore, it is not surprising that when a motorcycle rider is injured in an accident with a vehicle or truck that weighs thousands or tens of thousands of pounds, the motorcycle rider can lose his or her life or suffer serious, and often catastrophic, physical injuries, including brain damage, spinal cord injuries or even paralysis. This means that the motorcyclist not only has to go through the pain and agony of the motorcycle accident but also has to bear huge medical bills, time off from work and associated lost wages.
Our Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyers have a thorough understanding of the unique factors that lead to motorcycle accidents. A motorcycle accident can happen for a number of reasons which could include, among others:
- Reduced Visibility – Often, those who cause accidents with motorcyclists claim that they did not see the motorcyclist.
- Misjudgment – Automobile and truck drivers often fail to properly compensate for the speed and agility of a motorcycle, leading to accidents.
- Bad Roads – Defects on roads like potholes can cause accidents as can improper or inadequate signage.
- Inclement Weather – Many motorcycle accidents happen at intersections with poor visibility, sometimes caused by fog or other inclement weather.
Compensation For Your Motorcycle Accident
Under Pennsylvanian accident law, if you get injured in a motorcycle accident caused by somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to recover damages. Under applicable personal injury law, the recovery can include medical expenses, property damage, wage loss, besides pain and suffering. Like all personal injury claims, motorcycle accident claims are generally subject to a two-year statute of limitations in Pennsylvania. In certain cases, such as those where a city, state or other municipal entity is responsible, you may have to bring your accident claim much sooner. Therefore, it is always advisable for you to contact a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Haggerty & Silverman, P.C. is a Lancaster, Pennsylvania based team of dedicated personal injury attorneys, who are passionate about obtaining full financial compensation for our clients. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident and you believe that you may have a claim, contact Haggerty & Silverman today.