Thanks for visiting my website. I am an experienced motorcycle accident attorney handling cases in Northampton County and across southeastern PA. I offer free consultations for Pennsylvania and New Jersey accidents. Please don’t hesitate to call for advice.
Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
You might be in the decision process of “do I need a lawyer or not?”
If you have been injured, yes, you should consult a lawyer. It may help you to decide when I dispel a prevailing myth, which is: if you are involved in a motorcycle accident and it is the other persons fault, their insurance company will automatically pay for the damage to your bike and all of your medical bills.
This could not be further from the truth!
In fact, you are more likely to get strung along, or offered a low-ball amount to just go away. Don’t take it until you have talked to a Northampton County motorcycle accident lawyer.
No matter how the motorcycle accident occurred, the other insurance company does not owe you a duty of care, as you are not their insured.
If motorcycle accident lawyers get insurance companies to agree that their customer is at fault, they will usually pay for the damage to your cycle within a few weeks. However, they will not pay for your medical bills until your motorcycle lawyer has helped you resolve the entire matter.
Therefore, if you do not have health insurance or medical benefits on your policy, your bills will be outstanding and quickly become delinquent.
This is the concept generally referred to as “no-fault”, which means that no matter who is at fault, we are all initially responsible for our own medical bills.
As your Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney, I will go over the details of your motorcycle accident with you, evaluate your chances of recovering money in the following areas:
- cycle damage
- medical bill reimbursement
- lost income resulting from your accident
- damage for pain and suffering
- long term disability
Whether you are in Bethlehem, Easton, Forks, Moore, Northampton, Hanover, Nazareth or anywhere in between, call me at 888-292-5352 (888-cycle-law) for a free, no obligation consultation.
Never Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company
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 Comes from a Recorded Statement After a Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident
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 “recorded” I mean audio, video and written accounts. Be especially careful about phone conversations. That is when a company is most likely to attempt to record your statement without your knowledge, which is illegal.
You are not required to give a statement with regard to how the accident occurred, nor are you in any way bound to give a recorded statement at all.
It should now be obvious to you that these guidelines also extend to any and all requests made by the other individual’s insurance company to give a statement, especially before speaking with your Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer.
Recorded statements rarely do anything but help the insurance companies get a jump on researching ways to deny motorcycle accident claims to you.
If Possible, Only Talk Facts
If you feel compelled to report the accident to your own insurance company before consulting a motorcycle attorney, you should keep to only facts and even then, keep those to a minimum. You should insist that nothing be recorded. It could definity be used against you later.
Requests made by insurance companies other than your own should be limited to the location of your motorcycle so they may make arrangements to review the damage, until after you have spoken to a motorcycle accident lawyer.
It is my hope that you are reading this before having given a statement to any party. Giving recorded statements to insurance companies, often comes back to haunt those who are injured, at a later time.
Is It Too Late? Maybe Not…
Even if you have given a recorded statement, please take the time to make your next call be to me, Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney Lee D. Gaber at 888-292-5352 (888-CYCLE-LAW) to explore how I can resolve your case to your best advantage.
Northhampton Motorcycle Accident Claim Testimonials
Hi Lee & Tammy,
Just a short note to let you know I am doing well and happily back out on the bike again enjoying life. I recently came home from a 10 day tour with 5 other bikers, of Mass, Maine, thru New Brunswick and over the Confederation Bridge into Prince Edward Island, took the ferry into Nova Scotia and toured there a few days, and then back home thru New Brunswick, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York into Pa. What a great trip. It was the most fun I ever had with my clothes on.
Just want to let you know this would not have been possible if not for your law firm and the positive way my situation was handled by you both last year. I simply can’t thank you enough for all you did for me. I kept reminding myself of that every mile of the 3000 we traveled. It was truly a pleasure dealing with you, and as much as I love you both, I can honestly say I hope I never have to use you again, (if you know what I mean.) But I do look forward to seeing you socially at the shows next time.
I continually talk to all my biker friends about your firm and tell them if they ever need legal help, you are the only one to call. Keep up the great work.
God Bless you all
John G. ~ Northampton, PA, Northampton County Pennsylvania motorcycle accident
I would like to thank both Lee and Tammy for doing such an outstanding job on my case. Throughout the almost 2 year ordeal, you both were always available, always willing to answer questions and in most instances knew more about my condition then my doctor and explained in detail each and every step that there was to be taken.
This was my first experience with respect to an accident and I have heard so many many horror stories and was very nervous and apprehensive with proceeding. I can’t tell you how pleased I am that I did proceed with your guidance.
I would never hesitate to recommend your services as a motorcycle accident lawyer, in fact I already have. I can’t thank you both enough for your kindness, guidance, and your professionalism.
Colleen D., Northampton County, PA
Lee and Tammy,
Thanks again for all your help through this whole process. It is truly appreciated. You both have done so much for me and I can’t thank you enough. See you at the Northampton bike show.
John M G. – Northampton motorcycle accident