Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania

Several people have asked if the Statute of Limitations for motorcycle accidents is the same two (2) years as it is for auto accidents in PA – the simple answer is yes.

Statute of limitations for motorcycle accidents in PennsylvaniaA motorcycle accident injury falls under personal injury law. In Pennsylvania, personal injury actions must be commenced within two years of the act or omission giving rise to the injury, or within two years of the date of discovery. Under Pennsylvania law, a minor must file suit within two years of their 18th birthday.

I would caution you not to delay in hiring a motorcycle accident attorney to “wait and see how I feel in six months”, for instance. Evidence tends to evaporate quickly and memories become fuzzy so we will want to get onto a hot trail. At the very least, take many photos of your injuries, and if possible the accident scene.

How long do motorcycle accident claims usually take?

Some Pennsylvania motorcycle accident cases can be completed in a few months while other cases might take years. As your motorcycle accident lawyer, I will make every effort to resolve your claim without filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit. If we can reach a settlement, it takes much less time than a trial.

If litigation is necessary, each court is different with regard to the amount of time it takes to bring a case to trial, without even considering the length of the trial. Unfortunately, litigation tends to be slower than we would like, but I try to push the case to a conclusion as quickly as possible, without jeopardizing your maximum recovery amount.

As your motorcycle accident attorney, I am cognizant that you may be strapped for cash, having potentially been laid up and unable to work, with medical bills piling up. Also, remember, we don’t get paid until you do, so we aggressively pursue your motorcycle accident case with every tactic we have in order to obtain fair compensation in a timely manner.

Do my injuries enter into the length of time it takes to settle?

Your injuries are one of many factors. It is important to allow serious injuries to stabilize before beginning motorcycle accident settlement negotiations. By settling too early, important aspects of a serious injury may be missed, such as the need for future medical treatment, scarring that requires plastic surgery, or any rehab difficulties that may be encountered. When the treating physician issues their final report delineating the diagnoses of the personal injuries, as well as their opinion on the prognosis, the evaluation of the court case for settlement can begin. Once our demand has been submitted to the insurance company, it may take 4-6 weeks for the company to review it before negotiation may begin. In more complicated cases, the time may take even longer.

Hire a Motorcycle Lawyer Who Specializes in Motorcycle Cases

Interestingly, by hiring a top PA motorcycle accident attorney you can provide incentive for the insurance company to offer a settlement. Going up against a good attorney and risking a more expensive trial and a larger award of motorcycle accident damages via a jury verdict is not what any insurance company wants. Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney Lee D. Gaber IS that good attorney they fear. Call the Cycle Attorney Today! 1-888-292-5352 (1-888-cycle-law).

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