Looking For A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Motorcycles get more popular every year. Unfortunately the number of fatal motorcycle accidents is growing disproportionately to the number of new riders. Motorcycle riders face many unique challenges which drivers of other types of vehicles don’t have to deal with.
Motorcycles are smaller than cars and are often difficult to see because of other vehicles, road signs and obstacles, or weather conditions. Motorcycles lack many of the protections found in other vehicles such as air bags, safety belts and barriers between the road and the driver. As a result, when an accident happens, the injuries to the motorcycle rider and their passenger can be serious and often fatal.
Whether you have a small tissue claim from a minor accident, a major injury that forces you to miss work, or even a wrongful death claim of a family member or loved one a motorcycle accident lawyer can protect you from being taken advantage of by the insurance companies. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident then the Scranton Law Firm can help. We have over 40 years of experience helping motorcycle accident victims and our accident lawyers have recovered more then $500,000,000 for our injured clients.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer FAQs
Motorcycle Accident Settlement
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident there is two types of settlements involved that are both handled separately and slightly differently. You have:
The Personal Injury Claim – this is the settlement for injuries received due to your accident.
The Personal Damage Claim – this is the settlement for damages done to your vehicle and personal property during the accident.
The settlement process for your motorcycle accident begins immediately following your accident and ends when you have received a check to compensate you for your injuries and losses. In return you will sign a release of your right to make any further injury claims as a result of your accident.
Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
Did you know that almost all of our lawsuits are filed against insurance companies not against individuals. This is why we are required to have insurance on our vehicles.
Most accident claims will never turn in to a lawsuit but will be settled out of court. You have every right to handle your case on your own however with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney on your side you can lower the chances of having to file a lawsuit at all.
If your case does not settle and you are forced to file a lawsuit you will be at an extreme disadvantage with out a lawyer. The insurance company you are up against will definitely have an attorney representing them.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Fees
There should be no upfront fees if you are dealing with an experienced accident attorney. Most all motorcycle accident cases are taken on a contingency basis meaning that the client pays nothing and that the lawyer takes his fees from the final settlement.
Your lawyer will generally front all the expenses for your case which can be very costly especially if you go to trial. Your lawyer will pay for investigators, expert witnesses, cover all filing fees and other court fees, and will help you with any other expenses accrued because of your accident. Contact us at 1 (800)-400-8742 for a free consultation.