Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Stay Safe This Independence Day Nothing ruins a long holiday weekend like a visit to the hospital. Cars pull out in front of you... Cars run into you... Drivers don't see you... it happens. Other drivers cannot always be trusted... and probably never should be trusted. I wish you all a safe and happy 4th of July this year! Here are some days, weekends, and years that were ruined by motorcycle accidents, in my clients' own words: "Someone turned left in front of me, I was admitted to the hospital – trauma status. I'm home now and scared." "I suffered a concussion, brain injury, fracture to the orbital socket of my eye, and 3 fractures to my upper jaw, some internal bleeding, and plenty of muscle strains." "My accident left me with a dislocated rib, so (the doctor) sent … [Read more...]

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Practical Motorcycle Accident Insurance Advice

This month's article is a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident case study about a trend in obtaining insurance coverage that unfortunately we are seeing more and more of these days. Many potential clients, although insured, are choosing minimum liability limits when they purchase their insurance. However, rather than agreeing to the same $15,000 in Underinsured / uninsured (UM/UIM) coverage, they are waiving this coverage! In doing so they are solely relying upon the defendant’s liability coverage to compensate them for their losses. This applies in both PA and NJ. This problem is compounded by the fact that many of our younger clients are not purchasing collision coverage on their bikes; again leaving us to negotiate with the other party's insurance carrier in order to get their … [Read more...]

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Hospitalized Because of a Motorcycle Injury?

If you are injured while riding your motorcycle as a result of the negligence of another, whether that is another motor vehicle, a property owner, a local municipality, or even the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, your first call should be to a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer to get legal representation. Are you in the hospital and unable to come to my Conshohocken motorcycle accident law firm? You should still call right away, I will come to see you in the hospital. I represent clients across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania so it doesn't matter if you were injured in Berks County, Erie, or anyplace in between. Don't hesitate to call me just because you are stuck in a hospital. While you are hospitalized, you may get a call or a visit from an insurance company representative … [Read more...]

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PA Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Motorcycle Maintenance Tips

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for Dummies Okay, okay, okay. Now that I’ve got my copyright violations out of the way right out of the gate, I can get to the real point of today’s article: A Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer’s favorite motorcycle maintenance tips. See, it’s springtime and like any avid motorcyclist, I get very excited to get back on that bike and head out. But I every spring I have to remind myself that I can’t just jump on it with no preparation. Taking care of a few simple maintenance tasks will not only prevent damage to the bike, but it might even keep you from laying it down on the pavement. Performing all of these tasks will make your motorcycle safer, but they are all also very good advice for simply keeping your ride in top-notch … [Read more...]

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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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