Bucks County sits in the middle of a population-dense region of Pennsylvania, with traffic congestion worsening every year. Given the number of cars, trucks, SUVs, and 18-wheelers trying to navigate the same stretches of highway, crashes inevitably occur. When one of these crashes involves a motorcycle, which lacks safety restraints and a protective frame, the resulting injuries are often unusually severe.
If you were in a Bucks County motorcycle accident, you might be looking at extensive medical bills, months of medical care, and time away from work. Frequently compounding the financial burden of a crash is the physical pain and suffering, which can be debilitating. It can interfere with every part of your life.
Even after your physical wounds heal, emotional and psychological injuries can persist. Some crash victims suffer from nightmares and flashbacks, or they experience an intense fear of riding a motorcycle or even driving a standard car. A motorcycle accident lawyer in Bucks County can help you pursue compensation for these losses.
The Cordisco & Saile LLC legal team can help you put your life back together after a motorcycle crash. Our attorneys fight for your rights, help you win full compensation, and assist in every way we can on your road to recovery. We offer free consultations and case reviews. You can ask us any questions you would like, and we will give you free advice on your legal options. To set up an appointment today, call us at 215-642-2335.
Before You Speak With the Insurance Companies, Talk to Cordisco & Saile LLC.
Winning compensation for a motorcycle accident requires dealing with the insurance company. Whether the blame for the accident belongs to another driver, to you, or multiple parties share it, compensation for your economic and non-economic losses will almost certainly come from an insurer.
Car insurance companies want you to believe they put customers' needs first. However, after an accident, insurers often resist paying fair compensation, even to their own policyholders. You deserve every dollar of compensation for which you are eligible. In the interest of protecting its bottom line, the insurance company may try to pay you as little as possible—or even deny your claim outright.
It is in the best interest of an insurance company that you agree to a settlement before speaking with a lawyer. To make this option more attractive, the insurer might call you after the crash—sometimes as soon as the same day—and put an offer on the table. If you are anticipating big medical bills and other expenses, it can sound enticing to get paid so quickly. If you accept the first offer, however, you cannot come back and demand more at a later date.
Our team handles insurance company negotiations from the beginning, ensuring the company is not able to undermine your claim. The sooner you get us on board, the easier it is for us to establish the upper hand. Never accept their call—and do not engage with them or answer any questions—until you speak with us.
We Seek Damages From All Responsible Parties for Your Motorcycle Accident.
When motorists behave negligently behind the wheel, it can cause a motorcycle crash. Any of the following activities could cause an accident:
- Making a blind lane change;
- Driving under the influence;
- Driving while distracted;
- Following too closely; or
- Opening a door into a biker's path.
If your accident resulted from another driver's negligence, we will gather evidence to prove liability and pursue the negligent party for damages.
Sometimes, the fault lies with a different party, such as:
- A vehicle manufacturer, if a defective motorcycle, car, or vehicle component caused the crash; or
- The local government or municipality, if the accident resulted from unsafe road conditions or a faulty traffic signal.
Our team conducts a full investigation into your crash. We will identify all responsible parties. We aggressively seek compensation from every party that bears liability.
If You Were Not Wearing a Helmet During the Crash, You Can Still Win Damages.
For many riders 21 years and older, Pennsylvania law does not require motorcycle helmets. However, if you fail to wear one, the other party in an accident claim might argue you contributed to your own damages. They could claim your injuries would have been less severe if you had been wearing a helmet.
In situations such as these, it is important to have an aggressive legal team that can anticipate such challenges and provides evidence to counter them. We can help you fight accusations that you worsened your injuries and help you pursue damages, even if you did not have a helmet on at the time of the crash.
We Can Help You Win Several Types of Damages.
Your accident and resulting injuries could make you eligible for the following damages:
- Current and future medical bills;
- Lost income and reduced earning capacity;
- Loss of personal property, including your motorcycle;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional anguish;
- Loss of consortium; and
- Punitive damages.
We will investigate your case and determine the full scope of damages for which you qualify. Then, we will build a strong claim to seek compensation for each of those damages from the responsible party.
Call Cordisco & Saile LLC at 215-642-2335 to Schedule Your Free Consultation.
A motorcycle accident can be one of the most difficult events you will ever face. You should not have to face it alone. The Bucks County motorcycle accident lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC can protect your rights and help you fight for full compensation. To set up your free consultation, call 215-642-2335 today.