With a beautiful fall, pleasant spring and plenty of great views to take in, Philadelphia is a favorite city for motorcyclists to travel and commute. While many motorcyclists ride for years without ever having an accident, others are not so lucky.
Being in a motorcycle accident can be an event that forever changes your life, and can cause permanent disabilities. If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania, get help from an attorney – call the Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC at 215-642-2335 to start working on your case.
Injuries & Damages Collectible in a Motorcycle Accident Claim
Motorcycle accidents can be incredibly dangerous for motorcyclists because unlike a car or truck, a motorcycle provides no protection in the form of barriers to take the blunt force of impact. Instead, when a motorcycle accident occurs, another vehicle might directly strike the motorcyclist’s body or throw the motorcyclist off the bike and onto the pavement.
One of the most common types of injuries to a motorcyclist resulting from a collision with a motor vehicle is a head injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI). While some TBIs – such as concussions – will not always cause long-term impairment, a severe traumatic brain injury may result in issues that affect cognitive function, motor function, sensation (hearing, vision, perception, touch), and emotion, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Other injuries that a motorcyclist is at risk of sustaining in crash with a motor vehicle are burns, lacerations, bruises, broken or fractured bones, back or spinal cord injuries, and internal injuries.
Whatever injuries you’ve suffered, if another motorist caused the accident, then you can recover damages. Work with our Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyers so you can account for all medical bills (present and future), as well as lost wages during recovery and any reduced earning capacity because of your injuries.
Also work with your attorney to collect any pain and suffering damages due to you. Remember, motorcyclists are full tort in Pennsylvania, meaning they can file a claim for pain and suffering without meeting any permanent injury or disability requirements like limited tort motorists.
A Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Philadelphia Will Help Establish the Cause of the Accident
Motorcycle accidents are caused by a variety of factors – poor road surface conditions, inclement weather, or even the inexperience or negligence of the motorcyclist himself. Other times, though, motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligent and improper actions of other drivers. Many motorcycle crashes are the result of a motorist turning into the path of a motorcyclist – for example, when the motorist makes a left turn as the motorcyclist is going straight through the intersection.
In addition to turning into the path of a motorcyclist, a motorcycle crash may be caused by a driver making an illegal lane change, speeding, driving aggressively, driving while drowsy, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or failing to adhere to other traffic laws or safety protocols.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Philadelphia will work with you to collect the evidence you need to establish that another party is to blame for your wreck. Once we collect the necessary evidence, we’ll help establish that the at-fault party is liable for your damages. Your evidence must establish that the other motorist was negligent, the negligence caused your wreck, and the wreck caused your injuries and damages.
Take Action if You’ve Been Injured – Call Cordisco & Saile LLC’s Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
In Philadelphia, the statute of limitations for pursuing a personal injury case is two years from the date of injury. Therefore, if you want to recover damages, you need to act soon after the wreck.
An attorney can guide you through options for recovering compensation and assist you in the process of filing your claim. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to defend your rights as a motorcycle accident victim. To get started, call us now at 215-642-2335 or set up