Motorcycle Owner Pre-Accident Advice

Mennonite insurance, Ryder insurance, Progressive Insurance and others focus on selling the minimum insurance required by law, which is currently $15,000, and has been since 1990. In that same span of time, health care costs have gone up 351%. According to statistics from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services as expressed in this article: https://www.thebalance.com/causes-of-rising-healthcare-costs-4064878 in 1990 the average person used $2,843 of their income for health costs, and in 2015 that number had risen to $9,990. Carried forward, that would mean if $15,000 was deemed sufficient mandatory insurance in 1990, then the implied reasonable insurance amount in 2017 would be approaching $53,000. So, the resulting shortfall in available funds to cover your recovery from a … [Read more...]

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Motorcycle Attorney for Brain Injuries

Unfortunately Head and Brain Injuries are Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries As we all know many risks are involved in riding a motorcycle. Perhaps the greatest risk is head injuries, or more precisely, brain injuries from motorcycle accidents. These injuries can occur whether you are wearing a helmet or not. However, it is pretty clear that wearing a helmet can reduce the severity of a brain injury from a motorcycle accident. Brain injuries are quite different from other injuries. Your brain doesn't heal as easily as your bones, so brain injuries can have lasting consequences. Making the injury even worse is the possibility that you do not even know that your brain has been injured! That is why it is very, very important to contact Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer Lee … [Read more...]

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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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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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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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Anxiety & PTSD After a PA Motorcycle Accident

A wide range of studies over the last several years has indicated that more accident survivors than you might imagine end up suffering long-term emotional distress after their crashes, even when there are no lasting physical injuries involved. As a long-time Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer, this doesn’t particularly surprise me. I’ve seen the emotional toll even a relatively minor crash can take, including anxiety, PTSD, depression – even phobias – over the course of my career. I understand how devastating these emotional effects can be, even if there don’t appear to be lasting physical injuries. The stress, anxiety, and mental anguish that are the tangential results of a personal injury can sometimes be considered a compensable personal injury themselves, depending on … [Read more...]

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Motorcycle Accident Investigations

Collecting the Evidence You Need After a PA Motorcycle Accident One of the most common questions my clients ask me during our free initial Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer consultation is some variation on "What kind of evidence do we need?" and "How do we go about collecting it?" I’m happy to get this question because it demonstrates that my clients are thinking rationally about how to win their claim, and that they understand that they cannot count on the insurance companies to take care of the matter with their best interests at heart. It also shows that they understand that their word against the other driver’s word is not going to cut it, and that they need to take some initiative themselves. Motorcycle accident lawyers are tasked with protecting your rights, and … [Read more...]

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Demonstrating Motorcycle Accident Liability In PA

In the unfortunate event that you are in an accident involving more than one vehicle, or if there is a potential responsible party such as a city or state government entity, establishing who is at fault is going to be one of the most important and contentious steps of the process. Even if it seems blatantly obvious who is responsible, the insurance companies and the at-fault party both have an interest in demonstrating that the motorcycle accident liability is not theirs. To counter their arguments, you need to have solid ones of your own. Remember, even if all parties are operating in good faith, memories are not reliable. Over the course of my career as a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer, I’ve seen seemingly open and shut cases fall apart (not when they were handled by a … [Read more...]

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Don’t Outrun Your Headlights

And Other Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Advice for Safe Nighttime Riding This won’t come as real news to long-time riders out there, but night riding is one of the most consistently pleasant, and relaxing experiences you can have on your motorcycle. It is more quiet and private than riding during the day because there simply isn’t as much traffic to be aware of, and if you are taking a ride in the country, it’s a great opportunity to experience a bit of nature. However; my Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer brain has just kicked to remind me that night riders (wordplay!) need to take some extra precautions when they hit the road. Along with the joy and freedom of riding at night, there are some additional dangers to be aware of as well. The good news is with a little … [Read more...]

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Common Injuries According to Motorcycle Accident Statistics

I’m sure it will come as no surprise to my readers (and to anyone with common sense) that injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents tend to be much more severe than in other types of traffic accidents. One indication of this fact is that motorcycle accident statistics suggest that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to sustain fatal injuries in a crash. In addition, there are a number of injuries that are unique to motorcycle riders due to the nature of the bikes themselves and the risks inherent in riding them. As a long time Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer, I have seen the devastating effects of the following injuries over and over throughout my career. Motorcycle accident statistics indicate common injuries Concussions and Brain Damage According to motorcycle … [Read more...]

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Your Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Looks at Road Rash

Perhaps because its name seems vaguely comedic or less than serious, many people do not understand just how awful a road rash injury can be. Even some of the definitions you might come across online don’t do justice to the pain and suffering it can cause, referring to it as a result of “grazing against the road,” or pavement. This makes it seem almost like a gentle brush... As a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer of over 2 decades, I can tell you this for sure: road rash is no joke, and it certainly isn’t gentle. In fact road rash is one of the most common injuries you can sustain as a result of a motorcycle accident, one of the most painful, and can even result in serious, permanent disfigurement. Road rash results when a biker or passenger is thrown from their motorcycle and … [Read more...]

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PA Motorcycle Crash Statistics with Passengers

Safety tips for riding “two-up” As a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer, I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about PA motorcycle crash statistics and how they impact riders in my home state. Today, I thought it would be interesting to change it up and give a few tips that will help you ride safely when you have the opportunity to be a passenger. Safe passengers get invited to ride again Sharing a ride with your boyfriend or girlfriend, your spouse, child, or any friend is one of the most fun and rewarding ways to enjoy your bike. If everyone follows a few simple rules, your ride will be even better. Wear protective clothing – If your bike goes down, you’re going to want to have as little skin exposed as possible. One of the most common and painful injuries in a … [Read more...]

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