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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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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Pennsylvania Motorcycle Fatalities are Down

As you all know, I subscribe to many newspapers and magazines and am always looking for motorcycle related stories. Latest Motorcycle Fatality Statistics Recently I found one that we can all relate to entitled "Motorcycle Fatalities Fall Sharply in 2013"  The article confirms what we have been seeing in our offices, which is while the number of cases we handle each year is seemingly staying consistent, we have not been seeing very many motorcycle fatality cases - thank God!  The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), which takes a full year to compile motor vehicle statistics, said that in 2013, while 4,663 people lost their lives while operating a motorcycle, the number was down from 4,986 in 2012. Not small numbers by any stretch, but in states with helmet … [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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First, Do No Harm. Second, Defraud the American Taxpayer.

PA motorcycle crash attorney takes aim at Medicare & Medicaid fraud Does Medicare and Medicaid fraud matter to you? It should, because one way or the other, ultimately we all foot the bill. Emergency rooms in particular are becoming notorious for overcharging these programs. And because bikers are relatively unprotected when we are involved in an accident, PA motorcycle crash victims often end up in the emergency room. That makes it possible for them to pull you into this scam involuntarily. Here’s how it works Doctors are required to treat everyone who comes through their doors, regardless of their insurance status. If a patient has no private insurance and cannot afford the treatment out of pocket, their expenses are typically covered by Medicare or Medicaid, which often pay a lower … [Read more...]

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Motor Cycle Accidents and the Affordable Care Act

Over the last several years of writing my column on motor cycle accidents, insurance coverage issues, and the law, I have bitched and moaned on a number of occasions about insufficient liability coverage, and as a result, insufficient uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage. Pennsylvania law only allows you to buy UM/UIM coverage equal to or lower than the amount of your limits of liability coverage (so if you bought $15,000/$30,000.00 in liability coverage, that is all you can purchase in UM/UIM coverage). The only way you can have more UM/UIM coverage than liability is if you have more than one bike on the policy and purchase the stacking option, which is something I always recommend as a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer – even if you only have one bike. Insurance … [Read more...]

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Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Compensation Claim for PTSD

A motorcycle accident is a serious and unnerving event for even the most seasoned rider. The speed, suddenness, and violence of an accident is jarring to a motorcycle rider both physically and mentally. A properly prepared Pennsylvania motorcycle accident compensation claim will recover damages for injuries both to the body and the psyche. In my years of practice as a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer working with clients on motorcycle accident compensation claims, I have seen many cases where post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is suffered by my clients as a result of their accident. What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is diagnosed when troubling psychological symptoms from an event persist for more than one month after the … [Read more...]

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Motorcycle Back Injury Settlement

The position we are in and the lack of protection we have when riding a motorcycle leaves us open to back trauma in the event of a motorcycle accident. As a leading Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer I have worked with many clients in obtaining an equitable motorcycle back injury settlement, and I know the struggle that can ensue when you are in the process of recovering from a serious back injury suffered in a motorcycle accident. If a motorcycle crashes into a solid object, such as another vehicle or a guard rail, chances are the rider will be thrown a significant distance through the air and land awkwardly, damaging the spine through torsion (twisting) or contusion (a bruising blow). If the rider is not thrown, the back is often injured by being pinned between and crushed by … [Read more...]

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Motorcycle Accident Brain Injury Lawyer

Motorcyclists are at a high risk for brain injury when they are involved in an accident. Motorcycle accident brain injury lawyer Lee D. Gaber, Esquire is a leader among Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorneys handling brain injury accidents and will bring considerable knowledge to your case if you or someone you love has had an injury as a result of a motorcycle accident. Because the head is located at the end of the body, a whip-like action occurs when the body is violently jarred or thrown. The head is at the end of “the whip” and is prone to strike the road, a vehicle, or another obstacle at high speed. The Role of a Helmet Wearing a helmet is the primary method you can employ to prevent or lessen the severity of a brain injury. A helmet will, to some degree, cushion a … [Read more...]

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Income Loss from a Motor Cycle Accident

A motor cycle accident is often a devastating event that renders an injured person unable to work. As an experienced New Jersey and Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer, I will calculate how much compensation you deserve as a result of missing work and secure fair compensation for your injuries. By contacting a motorcycle accident lawyer you get an expert who will work to see that your settlement includes not just work time that you have already missed, but also time you will continue to miss as you recover. Your settlement will take into account future earning potential that is eliminated because of your motor cycle accident. If you were in line for a promotion or advancement that you can no longer fulfill, I will make sure that the compensation package has a provision covering … [Read more...]

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Motorcycle Crash UM / UIM Coverage

I know that I have written on this topic of motorcycle crash uninsured/underinsured coverage many times before but it seems like many clients are still lacking the necessary uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. I recently received a phone call from a potential client who asked me to be their Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer. Her husband was hurt very badly in a motorcycle crash and currently remains in the critical care unit of a downtown Philadelphia hospital. It appears as though he was struck by a vehicle whose driver stopped only to look at him lying in the road and then, unfortunately, like many drivers in Philadelphia, fled the scene, leaving my client lying helplessly in the street. The call I received from the wife was a little frantic, but she knew for … [Read more...]

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