Driving a motorcycle can be freeing and fun, but it can also be dangerous. Because motorcycles do not offer the same level of protection as passenger vehicles, motorcycle accidents can cause serious injury and death. Traumatic head injuries are a common injury that can cause long-term cognitive impairment and fatalities.
If you were hurt or your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. Our motorcycle accident attorney in King of Prussia may be able to help you recover damages for these expenses.
Who is at fault for a motorcycle accident?
After an accident, it is normal to wonder who to blame for it. Sometimes, the cause of a motorcycle accident is just bad luck, but other times, it is a direct result of one driver’s negligence. Negligent drivers who disregard the rules of the road put others at risk. When they cause an accident, they can be held legally liable for it and its related expenses.
There are many types of negligent driving that can lead to an accident. Some examples are:
- Changing lanes without checking for other vehicles
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Ignoring traffic signals
- Making a left-hand turn and failing to yield
- Texting while driving
- Driving while intoxicated
The police and insurance companies will investigate the accident to determine who was at fault. Your lawyer will independently investigate the accident and look for evidence that the other driver’s negligent driving caused it.
Recovering damages from a motorcycle accident
Damages are intended to compensate you for your losses after a motorcycle accident. There are two types of damages: economic and non-economic. Here is more information on available damages:
Non-economic damages provide compensation for direct expenses and financial losses you incurred because of the accident. Here are some economic damages you may be able to recover:
- Medical bills for emergency care, X-rays, surgeries, rehabilitative therapies, and more
- Medical equipment such as crutches, braces, or wheelchairs
- Home modifications such as ramps, expanded hallways and doors, and more
- Future medical bills for any ongoing treatments you will require
- Past lost wages for work you missed while recuperating
- Future lost wages if you cannot return to your previous job
- Property damage for repair or replacement of your motorcycle
Non-economic damages provide compensation for your pain and suffering, which can be harder to quantify. Your lawyer will help you determine if you may be able to recover compensation for things like:
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Loss of a body part
- Long recovery period
- Chronic pain
- Reduced quality of life
- Mental health issues
How our lawyer can help with your motorcycle accident case
Motorcycle accident cases are complex, and insurance companies have teams of lawyers working for them. It can be challenging to stand up to these big companies and fight for yourself if you do not fully understand your rights or how the insurance claims process works.
Your motorcycle accident lawyer in King of Prussia will help you seek damages after your accident, whether that is through a settlement or litigation. Here are some of the ways your lawyer can help:
Investigating the accident
Your lawyer will investigate the accident, looking for evidence that you were not at fault and that the accident was caused by the other driver. They may collect evidence such as:
- Police reports
- Pictures of the scene of the accident
- Traffic camera footage
- Cell phone records
- Toxicology reports
- Eyewitness statements
Estimating how much your damages are worth
Your lawyer will collect evidence to show how much your damages are worth. He may collect evidence such as:
- Medical bills and records
- Pictures of your injuries
- Interviews with you, your family, and your friends
- Bills for home modifications
- Bills for medical equipment
- Motorcycle repair or replacement bills
Filing a claim for you
Your lawyer will complete all paperwork, collect and submit supporting documentation, and file an insurance claim for you.
Handling settlement negotiations
Your lawyer will use his estimate of your damages and the supporting evidence to negotiate a settlement that provides you with fair compensation for your losses.
Filing a lawsuit
In some cases, the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair settlement. When that happens, your lawyer will file a lawsuit and fight for you in court.
Our case results
We have fought for justice for many victims of personal injury, including people who were injured in motorcycle and other motor vehicle accidents. Our case results show our commitment to obtaining fair compensation for our clients. Here are a few examples of our case results:
- $1.2 million award for a motorcycle accident victim
- $2.47 million settlement for a rear-end accident victim
- $1.377 million award for a distracted driving victim
Time limits in a King of Prussia motorcycle accident case
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in King of Prussia, you have a finite amount of time to seek damages from the at-fault driver. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is generally two years for personal injury and wrongful death. The clock starts the date of the accident for personal injury and the date your loved one died for wrongful death.
If you wait longer than two years to file a lawsuit, you forfeit your legal right to sue. Ask your lawyer if you are unsure how this statute applies to your case.
Cordisco & Saile LLC will fight for you after a motorcycle accident
A motorcycle accident lawyer from our team may be able to help you if you were injured in a motorcycle accident in King of Prussia. The team of lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC may be able to help you recover damages for medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.
Call (215) 642-2335 today for a free case consultation. We work on contingency, which means we collect no fees unless we win your case.