Conshohocken Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Nobody should have to go through a car accident. Unfortunately, thousands of drivers face this frightening reality on a daily basis – and in many cases, the scene of the crash is a highway. With so many drivers fighting for a spot on a busy, high-speed road, an...read more
Whether you’re on a major highway like the Pennsylvania Turnpike, or winding down the scenic backroads of Conshohocken, nothing gives you more freedom or exhilaration than riding your motorcycle. Unfortunately, even the most cautious and experienced of bikers can be seriously injured or killed when other drivers are careless. In fact, accident statistics show that motorcyclists are more likely to be in fatal crashes than any other type of driver on the road.
If you or one of your family members was injured in a motorcycle accident in Conshohocken or Montgomery County, the injury lawyers of Jacobs & Fishman, P.C. can help you explore your legal options. If the accident was caused by another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings, and other losses you suffered due to the accident. With over 80 years of combined experience, our aggressive motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to handle your claim or lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, contact Jacobs & Fishman online, or call (610) 941-4250.
Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to a 2017 report on crash statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), a total of 3,275 motorcycles were involved in crashes last year, resulting in 3,052 motorcyclist injuries and 185 motorcyclist fatalities. Despite being vastly outnumbered by cars, motorcycles accounted for nearly 17% of all fatal accidents in Pennsylvania. About 93% of the fatalities were motorcycle drivers, while passengers accounted for the remaining 7%.
These statistics show that the overwhelming majority of crashes result in serious injuries – or death. This is true not only in Pennsylvania, but throughout the United States, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reporting, “Motorcyclist deaths occurred 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles, based on 2014 fatal crash data.”
Compensation for Motorcycling Accidents in Pennsylvania
The sad reality is that motorbike accidents tend to produce devastating, catastrophic injuries with long-term or permanent effects. In all too many cases, these injuries prove fatal to the rider or passenger.
At Jacobs & Fishman, P.C., we have worked on numerous motorcycle accident cases, and understand how crash injuries can have lasting, hidden effects – for example, the ongoing financial impact of long-term disability. Of course, when you are recovering from serious injuries, budgeting is the last issue you should have to deal with. We will fight tirelessly to secure the greatest amount of compensation possible, so that you can receive the care you need and deserve. By filing a claim with the insurance company – or if necessary, going to trial – it may be possible to recover compensation for:
- Diminished earning capacity (effects on your ability to earn income in the future)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost earnings
- Medical expenses, such as:
- Doctor appointments
- Medical devices or equipment
- Ongoing and follow-up care
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Property or vehicle damage
Motorcycle Injury Settlements and Lawsuits
Like other types of auto accidents, most motorcycle accidents are caused by preventable errors. In many cases, it is the other driver – not the motorcyclist – who makes the error; yet it is almost always the motorcyclist who suffers most as a result.
When a driver causes an accident by driving recklessly, or by driving in a negligent (careless) manner, the victim can file a claim to recover compensation. Unfortunately, this process can be immensely difficult and complicated for accident survivors, who are likely to encounter resistance from insurance companies at every step of the way.
Our motorcycle crash lawyers understand the tactics insurers use to deny liability and pay less than claims are worth. In fact, initial settlement offers are almost always too low, considering the true emotional, physical, and financial impacts of a motorcycle accident. With persistence and dedication to your case, our attorneys will work strategically to negotiate the highest possible settlement offer – and will be prepared for litigation if going to trial becomes necessary.
Let us deal with the insurance company, so that you can focus on resting and getting quality medical treatment. From preparing your initial demand packet, to speaking on your behalf during settlement negotiations, to gathering and analyzing forensic evidence and medical records, to answering your questions about coverage and liability, we’ll be there to provide the answers, support, and representation you need.
Conshohocken Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Fighting for Bikers
Our motorbike accident lawyers know that you are dealing with pain, loss, and confusion. We are here to help lighten that burden. Whether we are negotiating a settlement outside of court, fighting an insurance company with sophisticated litigation strategies, or simply offering advice and guidance, we’re ready to be your partner in the fight for justice.
Serving all of Montgomery County, Jacobs & Fishman handles a wide range of motorcycle injury claims in Conshohocken and beyond. Types of motorcycling injuries we handle include broken bones, concussions, head and brain injuries, back and spinal injuries, degloving injuries, thigh and leg injuries, neck injuries, amputation injuries, severe road rash, burn injuries, scarring, and soft tissue injuries like whiplash. In addition to handling personal injury claims, we also represent families in wrongful death and survival actions.
If you or your family member was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle, or crashed due to a motorcycle defect, Jacobs & Fishman can help you understand the next steps. To speak with our motorcycle accident attorneys confidentially in a free legal consultation, contact us online, or call our law offices at (610) 941-4250 today.