Motorcycle collisions can result in some of the most severe injuries of all roadway accidents. The outcomes of these accidents can be devastating, not just for the injured motorcyclist who may have to grapple with a life that is permanently changed, but for their family and loved ones. If you or your loved one was harmed in a recent motorcycle collision and believe that a driver’s negligence was to blame, do not hesitate to contact a personal injury attorney to see what legal recourse may be available.
A Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer could work diligently to hold an at-fault driver or another responsible party accountable. A legal representative could safeguard your rights while striving to recover all potential compensation you may be eligible for.
Motorcycle accidents can arise from many reckless acts, including drunk driving, distracted driving, texting while driving, and improper lane changes. Sometimes, a driver may run a red light or stop sign or fail to brake in time, resulting in a collision with a motorcyclist.
In some cases, negligence may lie with one party, while in others, multiple parties’ actions contributed to the accident. It is also helpful to know the state’s modified comparative negligence law, found under 42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 7102. According to this law, even if the injured motorcyclist’s actions contributed to the underlying accident, they could still recover compensation for the losses they sustained.
However, under this modified comparative negligence law, an individual cannot be more than 50% responsible for the collision, and any amount of negligence allocated to them would decrease their recoverable compensation. A Pennsylvania attorney could evaluate the complete sequence of actions that caused a motorcycle crash to identify where the fault lies and what reimbursement a person deserves. Our legal team could pursue financial recovery from those responsible, whether one party or multiple.
State law allows motorcyclists injured due to another’s negligence to potentially collect multiple forms of compensation from those responsible, including economic, non-economic, and even punitive damages. Economic damages include substantive costs resulting from a biker’s accident injuries, such as medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages are more subjective, as these can consist of losses stemming from the motorcyclist’s injuries, such as loss of consortium, mental distress, pain, and suffering.
Punitive damages are not typical, but a court may include them in the final compensation amount in some cases. For example, if the court deems the negligent driver’s actions were grossly reckless or committed on purpose, an individual may claim punitive damages. A motorcycle collision lawyer in Pennsylvania could build a case to claim all available types of economic recovery.
Even a seemingly simple injury case can become complex because insurance companies may try to offer a small settlement to protect the bottom line. A seasoned Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer with experience handling these types of legal matters could cut through the red tape and build a compelling case for compensation that demonstrates the entirety of your injuries.
Our legal team could interact with law enforcement, medical providers, and all other parties involved to collect necessary supporting evidence, calculate the damages you have suffered, and claim recoverable compensation under the law. To find out more about starting a legal suit and receive a personalized review of your potential claim, call now and set up a case consultation.
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