Contact Your Lawyer Before Your Insurance Company

When involved in a motorcycle accident, or any vehicular accident, many people's first impulse is to contact their insurance company. This is typically followed by the the person spewing out details as fast as they can get them out of their mouths. While not always a problem, this is generally not the best approach to make a motorcycle accident claim. What if I've Already Contacted My Insurance Company Before I Found You? Don't worry, what's done is done, you can still contact me (888-cyclelaw) to help with your claim as long as you haven't signed off on a final settlement. No matter what the insurance company tells you, it is always a good idea to have an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer look over your case... my consultations are free of charge to Pennsylvania and New … [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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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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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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Property Damage Recovery Primer

Get the Best Recovery Possible After a Motorcycle Accident I have always felt that one of my greatest strengths as a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer is the fact that I’m also an avid rider. This passion gives me two big advantages when it comes to fighting for the most favorable recoveries possible for my clients. First of all, I understand the dynamics of riding a motorcycle. Facts and physics are unforgiving when the rubber leaves the road and you take a spill. A deeper understanding of the complex interplay of gravity, forward momentum, friction, and centrifugal force comes in handy when trying to understand and explain what went wrong. Secondly, I feel the same intense attachment to my bike that you feel toward yours. I know that many of my clients are more upset … [Read more...]

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Subrogation: What It Is and Why It Matters

A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Definition and Explanation As a big-time Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer and wildly popular legal blogger, I believe it’s my responsibility to help my clients and readers understand what they are hearing or reading when legal professionals communicate. Today’s vocabulary is one of the more obscure legal terms that gets tossed around when a claim is filed with a motorcycle accident attorney (and in other personal injury cases as well). “Subrogation,” is a term that – while common in my profession and in law-adjacent fields such as insurance – is virtually unheard of outside of courtrooms and law firms. The most common definition is the one used in the insurance profession: “Subrogation is the right for an insurer to pursue a responsible party … [Read more...]

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Travel, Towing & Test Drives, Oh My

As we begin to thaw out from this long, cold, wet winter, we are all no doubt eager to welcome spring and get back on our motorcycles and ride. The most important thing you need to do before getting back out there is to check your policies to make sure you are adequately insured – this will allow Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorneys to get the most for you in an accident claim. For those of you who read my column often I am not going to beat a dead horse and explain this in detail as I have done so many times. For those of you who are unsure what coverage to best protect you, your bike and your passengers, feel free to contact my motorcycle accident law firm and I will personally discuss this matter with you. Motorcycle Insurance Situations that You May … [Read more...]

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Getting the Right Motorcycle Accident Insurance Coverage

To all of my motorcycle accident blog readers who look forward to and read my monthly column I want to say thank you. It is not always easy coming up with new topics to write about every month, especially after 7-8 years of writing. Bike Show & Spring Ride Comes to an End Even though as I write this column the weather is about to turn bitterly cold, I know many of you are chomping at the bit in order to get back on your bikes and go for your inaugural spring ride. I recently learned that the Spring Thaw Rendezvous Bike Show and Poker Run which benefited the Northampton Fire Department has unfortunately come to an end. I am a little saddened by this as my Pennsylvania motorcycle law firm always sponsored the bike show, and it was typically well attended. I sincerely hope another … [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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Big Bucks for Bergs in Berks County Boondoggle

Berks County motorcycle accidents lawyer Lee Gaber offers expert opinion on multi-million dollar insurance payout If you have a television, you have heard the cute insurance company jingles. You’ve seen the talking gecko, have become all too familiar with Flo, and have been startled by State Farms’ teleporting claims adjustors. All the major insurers have forced their advertising and branding into our collective consciousness to one degree or another for decades now. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company’s slogan (“Nationwide is on your side”) – set to a catchy tune – has been around longer and is less annoying than most. But a recent judgment handed down in a Berks County car accident case makes me wonder if Nationwide really is on your side Despite the fact that car accidents are … [Read more...]

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Another Reminder to Stack Your Motorcycle Insurance to the Fullest Extent PA Motorcycle Law Allows

Great liability coverage is not enough Let me tell you a story about a recent case of mine, where taking the fullest advantage of PA motorcycle law regarding “stacking.” In this case the stacking of insurance coverage would have paid huge dividends for my client, had they fully understood the law. I recently represented a client who had purchased insurance through State Farm for his bike and autos, as well as a personal umbrella policy. My regular readers will note that I’ve written more than once about the advantages of stacking insurance coverage. Those of you who have attended my lectures will remember that I have placed my reputation as a long time PA motorcycle accident attorney on the line to promote the motorcycle coverage of one insurance company in particular, State Farm. … [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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