Can My Motorcycle Attorney Settle My Case Without My Consent?

This is rare, but it can happen. If you have signed an agreement with your injury attorney stipulating that they are allowed to do so, then they have authority to settle your case and sign the necessary paperwork to finalize your motorcycle accident settlement without your consent. As I said above, this is rare, and usually only done if you have been mentally incapacitated and have given someone else power of attorney over your decisions. Other than in the situation mentioned above, at no time will I settle your motorcycle accident case without your consent. When I present you with the offer that has been made I will also give my opinion as to whether I think it is a lowball offer, or a fair and just offer, and together we will decide what is the best course of action. … [Read more...]

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Motorcycle Rider Workouts

My last blog article was about how important physical fitness is for motorcycle riders with regard to safety and enjoyment when riding their cycles. This week I want to provide some motorcycle rider workout information that is useful for keeping in shape for riding. I'm not a professional trainer, and as such will not be explaining individual techniques in detail. I encourage you to either explore the internet to find detailed information or consult a personal trainer. If you have questions about whether you are healthy enough to perform these exercises at your current fitness level, please consult your physician before starting. It is very important that you start easy and don't over do it. Starting slow will allow your muscles to get used to routines and avoid excessive … [Read more...]

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Motorcycle Fitness and Safety

fit·ness noun the condition of being physically fit and healthy. "disease and lack of fitness are closely related" synonyms: good health, strength, robustness, vigor, athleticism, toughness, muscularity the quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task. "he had a year in which to establish his fitness for the office" synonyms: suitability, capability, competence, ability, aptitude No matter which definition of "fitness" you look at, it applies to riding a motorcycle. Any rider knows that riding is a good workout and it quickly gets us in shape during the exciting spring season, keeps us fit during beautiful summer trips and those wonderful, crisp fall days. We may not have to implement extra fitness activities during those times in order to … [Read more...]

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Natural Reaction to a Motorcycle Accident

How Your Pennsylvania Motorcycle Lawyer Can Help After a motorcycle accident that is not your fault you would think anger would be the top reaction for the motorcycle rider – but it's more often confusion and worry. What will I do now? Who's gonna pay for this? How do I get fairly compensated? Does the person who hit me have insurance? Will my insurance cover it? Who can help me? How much will it cost? Then the Anger Comes After I have that initial conversation with my clients and have had a chance to calm their concerns, their anger sets in; sometimes during that first conversation. As your Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer, I am here not only to help answer questions but to listen to your concerns and frustration. After all, your life was going along nicely … [Read more...]

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Happy New Year

Before getting into this month’s topic, I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year and thank everyone who has allowed me the privilege of representing them in their time of need. I also want to thank all of the clubs and organizations that have invited me to speak in front of their members and to participate in the many organized events and rides that are held throughout the year. Everyone is a "Motorcycle Attorney" When It Suits Them Some of you may have noticed an increase in the number of attorneys soliciting business from the biker community and although some may be competent, many are not. So be sure that any attorney you hire focuses in motorcycle accidents, as my office has for approximately 25 years! I want to remind everyone that when you are in need of … [Read more...]

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Never Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company

Nothing Good Comes from a Recorded Statement After a Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident After a motorcycle accident, your insurance company will be eager for you to give a recorded statement. Never give a recorded statement about anything to any insurance company. Nothing good has ever come of giving an insurance company a recorded statement. The purpose of these recorded statements is simply to help the insurance companies defend themselves. Don't fall into the belief that, because it is your own insurance company, you are required to give them a statement. You are under no obligation to do so; nor to let them record you at all. Be firm and tell the requesting party to call your motorcycle lawyer, Lee D. Gaber! Don’t be surprised if they try to get you to settle right then! By … [Read more...]

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Motorcycle Accident Deaths

I read an article recently that truly upset me. It was about a newly married couple in Illinois. They were on their motorcycle, with friends and family ahead and behind them, traveling on a rural road to their reception party approximately 3 miles away when suddenly a deer darted out in front of them. The husband was unable to avoid hitting the animal and the new bride was thrown off the back of their bike. The husband suffered minor injuries but the bride, in her wedding gown, was taken to the local hospital where she, unfortunately, died approximately one hour later. From what I read the newly wedded bride had 2 children and worked as an emergency dispatcher in Illinois. My heart goes out to her husband and family. Thankfulness As I sit here writing what will be my last … [Read more...]

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Avoiding Three-Wheeler Accidents

PA Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Advice I wrote just a couple of weeks ago at my New Jersey legal blog about purchasing a three-wheeler (AKA a “trike”) for my wife, the lovely Mrs. Cycle Attorney. After having ridden for years on the back of my own bike, she’s definitely caught the biking bug, but wasn’t sure she was ready to dive right in with a standard two-wheeler. We decided a trike would be the way to go, because we felt that this type of motorcycle offers a unique combination of safety and ease of riding, without sacrificing the most important factor of all – fun. So we did some research and ultimately chose the Can-Am Spyder. But despite the relative safety of three-wheelers, as a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer who’s deeply concerned with the well-being of my biking … [Read more...]

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6 Reasons a PA Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Might Decline Your Case

And Tips to Make It More Likely They’ll Accept It In my column from a couple of weeks back, I mentioned how frustrating the process of filing a claim can be if you’re not entirely sure of the steps you should be taking to assemble a strong case. But just imagine how frustrating it would be if no lawyer will take you on as a client in the first place. There are a variety of reasons a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer might turn down your case, some of them more valid than others. Even if you believe you have a strong claim, there is absolutely no requirement that any motorcycle accident lawyer accept it. And if several turn you down, it may be an indication that your claim isn’t as strong as you think it is. Obviously, I cannot speak to exactly why another law firm might … [Read more...]

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Distracted Driving Accident Facts

PA Motorcycle Lawyer Addresses Some Common Concerns Back in my early days, the worst type of distracted drivers a Pennsylvania motorcyclist usually had to be on the lookout for was some clueless schmo eating a cheese steak behind the wheel. Nowadays, drivers have so many options for ignoring the road, it’s no wonder that distracted driving accident statistics show a sharp spike in crashes involving a driver who isn’t keeping their eyes on the road. Besides the old standbys of eating, putting on makeup, and futzing around with the radio, today’s drivers have access to all types of technology – from GPS units, to MP3 players, and even TVs. Now with essentially full time internet access, you even have the ability to surf the net, or watch movies on your tablet or laptop while you’re … [Read more...]

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