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Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcyclists deserve the same legal protections as others on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, we want to help. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our skilled Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyers will identify the responsible party and aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. 

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

While many people from Philadelphia ride motorcycles to enjoy the open road or get from place to place, it can be dangerous when vehicle drivers fail to look out for motorcyclists. Motorcyclists lack the structural protection that cars and trucks provide, leaving them more vulnerable to catastrophic injuries in the event of an accident.

If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you probably have several questions, such as “Should I hire a lawyer?” and “What if the insurance company calls and offers a settlement?” Let us put our talents and experience to work for you. We level the playing field with the insurance companies and don’t get paid unless we recover compensation on your behalf. That means there’s no risk in working with our seasoned Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyersour results are as important to us as they are to you. Call our office today at 215-642-2335 to schedule a free consultation during which you can tell us your story and learn more about your options.

Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Philadelphia Know How To Build a Strong Case

The insurance company has skilled adjusters and lawyers on call to protect its interests. You need a dedicated motorcycle accident lawyer looking out for yours. Cordisco & Saile LLC has a strong track record of helping our personal injury clients win big settlements and verdicts, including a $2.9 million motorcycle accident settlement for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Here are some additional reasons you should work with our award-winning team:

  • We have over three decades of experience helping injury victims achieve justice. 
  • We handle cases throughout Philadelphia County and the surrounding area.
  • People come first at our law firm, and we’ll treat you like family.
  • Our firm has recovered tens of millions of dollars for our injured clients. 
  • Insurance companies know we won’t back down from a tough fight. 
  • We have a national reputation for excellence in personal injury law. 
  • Our motorcycle crash attorneys will help you seek maximum compensation no matter how much effort it takes.

When our motorcycle accident injury attorneys take your case, we will investigate and gather evidence to build the strongest possible claim for compensation. We will gather the following on your behalf and more:

  • Police reports
  • Witness statements
  • Photos and video
  • Medical records
  • Doctor’s opinions
  • Expert witness testimony

If the insurance company refuses to offer fair compensation, we won’t hesitate to file a Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawsuit and take your case to trial. Let us put our experience to work for you. 

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What Our Clients Say About Our Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

We understand you have a choice in Philadelphia motorcycle accident law firms. Our experience and hard work pay off for our clients, which is evident in our client testimonials.

$2.9 Million Motorcycle Accident Settlement

At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we have helped countless people just like you rebuild their lives after a motorcycle accident. For instance, we obtained a settlement for a 30-year-old man who suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Bensalem.

A corporate box truck driver blocked his lane of travel, resulting in a collision that caused a traumatic brain injury and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional impairments. Our client also suffered extensive bone fractures, including a comminuted fracture of the femoral shaft, right orbital floor fracture, and displaced nasal bone fracture. Due to his injuries, our client required significant medical treatment in addition to physical therapy and neuropsychological treatment.

Our attorneys utilized deposition testimony and discovery to establish that the box truck driver’s employer failed to formally train its employee drivers. We also discovered that the corporate defendant had no safety protocols in place. These facts formed the basis of our argument for negligence in mediation, which allowed us to settle the case for $2.9 million.

You Are Eligible for Many Forms of Compensation

Motorcycle accidents can cause serious physical, emotional, and financial hardships for accident victims and their loved ones. The minimum motorcycle insurance requirements in Pennsylvania are relatively low. But if the accident wasn’t your fault, you have the right to claim compensation for the following types of damages from the responsible party:

  • Current medical bills
  • Future cost of medical care, including surgeries, doctor visits, medications, and more
  • Lost wages when you cannot work because of your injury
  • Loss of earning capacity or decreased ability to earn a living
  • Property damage, such as the cost to repair or replace your motorcycle
  • Costs associated with rehabilitation and disabilities, such as physical therapy, adaptive equipment, home or vehicle modifications, and in-home care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death damages if the crash resulted in a loved one’s death

“You can recover your lost wages after an accident. How do we do that? First of all, we get a note from your doctor saying that you can no longer work. Then, we have to get your pay stubs and your tax returns and calculate the amount that you’ve lost during that period of time. And you can also recover additional things like pensions, 401(k)s, or retirement benefits. We put them all into our case, in our demand, and we submit them to the insurance company.” – Michael L. Saile Jr., Managing Attorney

Our team fights for all of these damages and more on behalf of our clients. Our motorcycle accident injury lawyers in Philadelphia are standing by to discuss how we can help you seek compensation and justice. 

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Identifying Liable Parties in Motorcycle Accident Cases

Many different parties can cause a motorcycle accident, such as:

  • Negligent drivers – Another driver could have caused the crash if they engaged in reckless behaviors, like speeding, drinking and driving, or ignoring traffic signals.  
  • Vehicle manufacturers –  We can hold the manufacturer responsible if a defective bike part caused your wreck.
  • Government agencies – If a road hazard or visual obstruction contributed to the crash, we may be able to pursue a claim against the government agency that failed to maintain the roadways in a safe condition.

Multiple parties may sometimes be at fault and liable for damages. You may also be partially at fault for the accident, but this does not necessarily prevent you from seeking compensation.

Our team will review all available evidence to determine who may be responsible for your damages. Once we determine who caused your crash, we can file a claim with their insurance company and aim to minimize your share of the blame as much as possible.

Will Not Wearing a Helmet Impact My Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Choosing not to wear a helmet could impact your motorcycle accident claim recovery. Under Pennsylvania motorcycle helmet laws, anyone under 21 must wear a Department of Transportation-approved helmet while riding on a motorcycle. Under Title 75, § 3525,  if you are under 21, you must wear a helmet that complies with Pennsylvania regulations when operating or a passenger on a motorcycle. If you are over 21, you must also wear a helmet if you have not completed a state-approved motorcycle safety course or do not have more than two years of operating experience. 

If you were not wearing a helmet during a motorcycle accident and suffered a head injury or other harm, insurance companies and defense attorneys will try to claim that you are to blame for your injury. However, you may still be able to recover damages even if you weren’t wearing a helmet. Pennsylvania is a comparative negligence state, so you must be less than 51 percent at fault to recover compensation. However, your recovery would be reduced in proportion to your share of the fault. For example, if you have $100,000 in damages and were 20 percent at fault, you can still recover $80,000. But, if you were 60 percent at fault, you can’t recover any compensation.  

Contact the Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC to discuss how we can protect your legal rights.

Before Speaking With the Insurance Company, Contact Our Legal Team

The weeks and months following a motorcycle accident are understandably stressful. You’re probably dealing with a lot of pain. If you have to miss work to recover from your injuries, you might have financial worries, too. Then there is the endless to-do list that follows any vehicle accident, which includes the following:

  • Receiving initial medical treatment
  • Undergoing physical therapy or rehabilitation
  • Purchasing assistive devices if the wreck impacted your mobility
  • Repairing or replacing your motorcycle
  • Securing alternative transportation
  • Keeping track of bills and receipts
  • Tracking missed time from work and lost income

Often, the insurance company calls the victim shortly after the crash—sometimes within a day or two—and offers a settlement. It can be tempting to take this offer, especially when your bills are piling up and you need money. However, this is almost never the right decision to make.

Taking the insurance company’s initial offer and not hiring our personal injury attorneys to negotiate on your behalf could leave thousands of dollars on the table. Generally, an insurance company’s initial offer covers some—though rarely all—of your property damage and medical bills. However, this offer might not consider missed work, reduced earning capacity, or pain and suffering. However, you deserve damages for all those losses, too.

Our attorneys know how to negotiate with insurance companies and maintain the upper hand. Through decades of experience, we have seen how insurance companies work to reduce payouts and deny claims. Our team anticipates the tactics an insurance adjuster may use to try and settle your claim quickly and for less than it is worth. We can apply this knowledge to help you fight for every dollar you deserve, and we can start building your case today.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

If you were involved in a motorcycle accident in Philadelphia, there’s a good chance you’ve sustained some serious and traumatic injuries. Unlike drivers and passengers in conventional vehicles, motorcyclists have little protection in accidents. Many are thrown off their bikes or pinned beneath them, causing life-altering injuries and, unfortunately, death. 

According to the National Safety Council, motorcycles make up just 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States, yet account for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities. In 2022 alone, there were more than 82,000 motorcycle injuries in the U.S. 

Our attorneys are all too familiar with the consequences of these statistics and have represented numerous clients who have suffered the following common motorcycle accident injuries:

  • Lacerations and contusions
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Road rash and burns
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
  • Loss of limbs

Aside from physical injuries, motorcycle accident victims must deal with many forms of emotional trauma, pain, and suffering. Our dedicated Philadelphia motorcycle accident injury lawyers can fight for the fair compensation you deserve to cover your medical expenses and more. 

“What sets us apart from other lawyers is the way we present the injury. We know the injuries. We know the effects of the injuries, and we will fight for the best outcome for you and your case.” – Michael L. Saile Jr., Managing Attorney

Call Today for Your Free Consultation With Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Philadelphia

You need a dedicated advocate after a motorcycle accident. When you turn to our team, we won’t stop fighting for you until we secure the best possible result. You only get one shot to bring your claim, so get it right the first time by working with our award-winning Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyers.

To find out what our legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC can do for you, call 215-642-2335 or contact us online. We look forward to working for you.

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