While it is possible to handle motorcycle injury claims yourself, you will find that working with a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer provides many advantages and gives you a significantly improved chance of receiving a successful recovery amount from your accident.
Let’s face facts: suffering a motorcycle accident can be devastating to both you and your loved ones. When you make motorcycle accident insurance claims, you need an expert on your side.
Hire an Attorney or Handle it On Your Own?
We get calls from those who have been in a recent motorcycle accident as well as from those people who have been injured in the last three to eighteen months who, regardless of the severity of their injuries, have decided to “handle their motorcycle claim on their own”.
What most of these clients inevitably learn is what they thought was going to be a relatively simple task often turns into a nightmare.
This realization sets in as the insurance adjuster stops returning their phone calls or continues to ask for more and more materials in an attempt to run out the applicable statue of limitations which for PA and NJ is two years.
As a result we get panicked calls from potential clients who are a few months away from the Statute of Limitations and are now in desperate need to find a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer to quickly take over their claim.
Most of these clients, although originally having a “do it on my own” mentality, are relieved once we agree to take on their case, assuming we have enough time prior to the statute of limitations to either resolve, or at least get suit filed.
Your Insurance Company Doesn’t Like to Pay Motorcycle Accident Claims
Recently I was approached by a man who had been in a serious motorcycle accident and whose own insurance company told him he “did not have a claim and therefore he did not seek out a motorcycle accident attorney”.
As many people do, he believed his insurance company was acting in his best interest and therefore there was no reason to hire a motorcycle attorney.
However, after a short discussion and some phone calls to his insurance company, we quickly advised him that he had a claim worth up to $100,000, as that was the amount of uninsured motorist coverage he had purchased through his motorcycle insurance carrier.
You assume no risk in hiring a motorcycle accident attorney. Your consultation is completely free, and you pay nothing unless either a successful motorcycle accident settlement is reached or a judgment is won for you.
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Relieve Your Stress
In the period of time following an accident, as you deal with your injuries and the shock from the accident, you don’t need the additional worry of having to file motorcycle injury claims. My motorcycle accident law firm will do all the research for your case and file all the necessary paperwork.
I am a motorcycle accident lawyer, Pennsylvania born and raised, who is available for support when you or someone you love is in need of help after a serious motorcycle injury. The injured rider’s family and loved ones often suffer from frayed nerves and have trouble coping with the life-changing nature of a serious Pennsylvania motorcycle accident.
I will take the time to thoroughly review your motorcycle accident claim and secure, for you, the help you need for your injuries – both physical and emotional.
If I take your case, you know I feel you have a great chance of winning because I don’t make any money unless you do.
Not All Attorneys are Created Equal
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident you should have a motorcycle accident lawyer, not just a general personal injury lawyer.
Truthfully, I have a difficult time understanding why someone would go to a lawyer who doesn’t own, ride or even hang out with other bikers.
Aside from being well versed in the technical aspects of motorcycle dynamics in an accident, there is the understanding of the cycle culture that sets my motorcycle accident law firm apart.
My assistant, Tammy, who has been with me over 18 years now and who also rides, always ends every letter she writes with… “Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul”. In my humble opinion, if you are involved in a motorcycle accident you want an attorney who is also going to move your soul!
What is the First Advice I Have?
Don’t make a recorded statement without consulting a motorcycle accident attorney first. If you have already made one, don’t worry, we’ll handle that – but it is best to hold off on discussions with the companies involved.
As your Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney I am an expert in handling motorcycle injury claims negotiations and will take that burden completely off your shoulders.
How Do You Determine How Much to Ask For?
I have extensive experience with motorcycle injury claims and will carefully calculate potential costs of your recovery to determine how large of a settlement you will need in order to pay for your injuries.
Circumstances will come up that you may not anticipate if handling your claim on your own, perhaps years into the future. I will be sure that everything that can be foreseen will be covered by your settlement.
Motorcycle Accident Injury Can Result in Loss of Income
In the case of an accident, there may be physical abilities that are lost for a period of time, or even permanently. This can impede or prevent the injured party from being able to work in the same manner which they did prior to the accident, or even at all. Lost wages are recoverable in most situations.
Coping with Loss
I am a motorcycle attorney who understands that these types of changes to someone’s life are hard to process, mentally. It is important to know how to manage motorcycle accident insurance claims for minimal impact to the rider post-accident.
Psychological counseling may be needed and be included as part of the motorcycle accident settlement plan negotiated by your motorcycle accident lawyer. In some cases Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder occurs, wherein the accident victim has repeated visions of the accident which are hard to deal with.
We can seek damages for your pain and suffering that you would probably not want to take on yourself after the accident.
Depending on how devastating the injury is, if your social life was based around riding, you may have to create new friendships, or possibly even seek emotional or psychological support due to loss of consortium.
Motorcycle accident insurance claims are highly focused on the event itself, in addition to the resultant injuries, and you need to know you have someone on your side that understands you as a rider, and the dynamic of a cycle.
Call me, Lee D. Gaber, Esquire, The Cycle Attorney, at 888-292-5352 (888-CYCLE-LAW) 24/7. I look forward to helping you with your Pennsylvania or New Jersey claim.
I am a Motorcycle Lawyer Who Rides
As an motorcycle lawyer who is also a passionate motorcycle rider, I am uniquely qualified to work with you through the process of resolving your claim. I will undertake all the communication and negotiation with the insurance companies and adjusters that are involved, so you don’t have to worry.
I will attempt to amicably settle your claim out of court, but if a motorcycle accident lawsuit is necessary, you are in good hands.