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Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Advocate for Motorcycle Accident Victims’ Rights
Lawsuits to recover compensation for injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents tend to differ from those involving traditional motor vehicle accidents because of the severity of the injuries that typically result from motorcycle accidents. In many cases, drivers of motor vehicles, large trucks and even commercial vehicles may fail to responsibly check for motorcycles before changing lanes or turning, creating a situation where a relatively small and unprotected motorcycle is overwhelmed by the larger vehicle. Because of this, motorcycle accident victims commonly sustain permanent injuries, or injuries that require extended treatment and recovery time.
At the Marrone Law Firm, LLC, our personal injury lawyers are experienced in the specialized and complex issues that often arise in cases that involve severe injuries and motorcyclists’ rights. We have the resources necessary to investigate every accident case we take on, and always put in the hard work necessary to obtain the compensation that motorcycle accident victims deserve. If you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, call our offices to schedule a no-cost consultation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers today.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries Can be Severe and Permanent
Many of the injuries sustained by motorcycle accident victims can be severe and difficult to recover from, if not permanent. Common injuries we have fought to obtain compensation for include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken bones
- Paralysis and other spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Internal bleeding or bruising
- Road rash and disfigurement
- Lost limbs and amputations
Recovering from these injuries can be time consuming and expensive, and, unfortunately, motorcycle accident victims are often unable to return to work for a period of time following the accident—which magnifies the importance of recovering full and fair compensation from the insurance companies and, in some cases, the negligent or reckless driver who may have caused your accident.
Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers at the Marrone Law Firm, LLC, Fight to Protect Motorcycle Accident Victims’ Right to Compensation
Although motorcycles have the same right to share the Pennsylvania roadways as any other motor vehicle, victims of motorcycle accidents often find it difficult to obtain the compensation that they deserve to recover from their injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies often try to shift the blame for severe injuries onto the accident victim by claiming that the victim knew it was dangerous to operate the motorcycle in the first place. This line of reasoning is unacceptable, and, at the Marrone Law Firm, our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers can take on the burden of refuting the insurance company’s claims and fighting to obtain full compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Any necessary surgeries
- Rehabilitative care and physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Compensation awards for motorcycle accident victims can be extensive where injuries are severe, but this makes it even more important to retain the legal counsel of an experienced lawyer who has the resources necessary to properly investigate your accident and establish your right to compensation. At the Marrone Law Firm, LLC, our team of motorcycle accident lawyers will take on the burden of:
- Evaluating your medical records and consulting with experts to estimate the cost of future rehabilitation and medical care
- Investigating the scene of the accident to determine what really happened
- Obtaining witness statements to uncover evidence
- Finding any available surveillance video, traffic camera footage, or photos taken by witnesses
After a motorcycle accident, your first priority is your physical recovery. Our skilled motorcycle accident lawyers take a personal interest in ensuring that our clients obtain the maximum settlement awards possible, so you can rest assured that the legal aspects of your recovery are covered.
Contact a Trustworthy and Hardworking Personal Injury Attorney to Discuss Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries Today
After sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident, many questions will likely come to mind while you recover. Even though your recovery period may feel extensive, it is important to get legal help as soon as possible after the accident occurs to ensure you have the best chance of maximizing compensation. Call our offices today, or fill out this online form, to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss any questions that you have relating to your case or injuries with an experienced Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyer. We have two office locations for your convenience, which are located at 200 South Broad Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19102 and 532 Marlton Pike West, 2nd Floor, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.
Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents
FAQ: What if I was injured in a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania, but was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident?
Under Pennsylvania law, motorcyclists who are 21 years of age or older are not required to wear a helmet to operate a motorcycle, as long as the individual has either (1) been licensed to operate the motorcycle in Pennsylvania for at least two years or (2) completed a motorcycle safety course that has been approved by the state. Even if you were found to be partially at fault for the accident, Pennsylvania law allows you to recover compensation so long as you were not more negligent than the other party.
FAQ: What will happen after I retain a lawyer to advocate on my behalf in my motorcycle accident case?
First and foremost, our lawyers evaluate your injuries, gather evidence and consult with experts to get a realistic sense of the possible future expenses that the accident could cause. We will negotiate with the insurance companies in order to obtain a settlement that fully reflects the value of your case so that you are protected in the future. If we are unable to reach a fair agreement with the insurance companies and opposing attorneys, we will file a lawsuit and enter into a phase known as “discovery”, during which we will exchange evidence with the opposing attorneys. In many cases, once the opposing side has viewed the extensive evidence and strong case that we will build, they will be motivated to agree to a settlement award. In other cases, we will proceed to trial and fight on your behalf every step of the way.