Motorcycle accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents produce some of the most catastrophic injuries on the roadways. The reason is because motorcycle riders are exposed during an accident. In addition, in Pennsylvania, it is not illegal to ride a motorcycle without a helmet.
When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, he or she faces certain prejudices after the collisions. Drivers often have a stereotypical image of motorcyclists as unsafe drivers, whose indifference to traffic regulations play a significant role in their injuries. Our firm does not accept the argument that a motorcyclist “came out of nowhere” or that the other driver simply did not see the motorcyclist in their lane – these are simply not acceptable explanations for pure negligence from a driver. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are committed to putting all of our resources to work for our client cases throughout the entire process to make sure they receive the compensations that they deserve.
Motorcycles are not governed by the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law. This means that there are not tort thresholds like limited tort or verbal threshold. A motorcycle is not a motor vehicle as defined by the statute. Most Automobile insurance policies do not provide coverage for motorcycles, and most motorcycle policies cannot be combined with your auto policy. This means that if you are driving a motorcycle, be sure to obtain the best coverage possible. This way, if you are injured in an accident, you are able to collect pain and suffering damages.
What coverage should I obtain for my motorcycle? Motorcycle policies are not unlike auto insurance policies. You should have the highest amount of medical coverage possible. This is important because the injuries sustained in a Accident can be financially devastating. In addition, make sure that you secure uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage for your bike. This too is very important because an Accident with other vehicles does not insure that those vehicles that cause the accident have enough insurance to pay your damages. For example, many people operate cars without insurance at all. If you are struck by a vehicle that has no insurance and you did not carry uninsured motorist coverage (coverage that you contract and pay for) then you are out of luck for any recovery whatsoever. Similarly, if you are injured by a driver that carried only minimal coverage to compensate you then unless you have underinsured motorist coverage (coverage that you contract for and pay for) you are stuck with only the minimal policy limits of the other driver. Contracting for Uninsured motorist coverage and Underinsured motorist coverage on your motorcycle policy insures that no matter who strikes and injures you, you are fully covered.
The issues of insurance and liability are confusing at best and impossible to fully understand by reading your insurance policies. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our attorneys and staff have the knowledge and experience level to navigate you to the right place if and when you are involved in a Motorcycle accident. Please call us and take advantage of our free consultation.
You Need Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to Help You Build a Strong Case
Not every lawyer knows how to build a strong case of liability and damages. As in any car, truck or other vehicle accident, it may be critical to work with an attorney who has plenty of relevant experience and excellent resources to:
- Accident investigation focused on establishing liability; and
- Demonstrate serious injuries on your life and finances; and
- Identify and Uncover all applicable insurance coverage and any other means of recovering compensation for you
- Aggressive negotiation equals maximum compensation via settlement, while building a quality case for a potential trial
Our attorneys are well-schooled and well-connected to quality expert resources. We take a personal, hands-on approach, and are unafraid of collaborating with specialized investigators. In assertive negotiations and jury trials when necessary, we have won sizeable compensation for motorcycle accident victims in a range of challenging cases.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.