Motorcycle are a great way to travel from place to place. You feel a freedom that you wouldn’t feel if you were in a car. But with that freedom comes the price of danger. A typical motorcycle accident can result in devastating injuries that can takes months, even years to recover from. And if a motorcyclist decides not to wear a helmet, then the risk factor increases drastically. For this reason, the aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be a financially and emotionally harrowing time, especially if your accident was the result of someone’s carelessness.
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Munley Law have more than 55 years of experience representing victims of motorcycle crashes. Our award-winning attorneys have recovered large settlements and verdicts for our clients throughout the tri-state area. We have consistently been recognized as the Best Lawyers in America, and received the highest peer-review ratings from Martindale-Hubbell.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,957 motorcyclists killed in 2012, a 7 percent increase over 2011. In addition, 93,000 riders who were injured in 2012, a 15 percent increase from 2011.
In addition, the NHTSA has estimated that a helmet had saved the lives of 1,699 motorcyclists in 2012, but 781 more lives could have been saved if all motorcyclists had worn helmets.
We are Leaders in Motorcycle Accident Law
Motorcycle insurance is complicated. Insurance companies profit by paying as little as they can to motorcycle policyholders and motorcycle accident victims. You should never accept an offer from a motorcycle insurance company after you have had an accident until you have the legal support of the attorneys at Munley Law.
At Munley Law, a motorcycle accident lawyer will help victims file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits to recover compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, motorbike property damages or the cost to rent another motor vehicle. We help families to pursue wrongful death claims against at-fault drivers to recover money for their losses, particularly in the wrongful death of a victim who was the main financial support to a family.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers have represented thousands of innocent motorcycle victims throughout Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, and we are the leading national motorcycle accident law firm. So contact us today to set up a free consultation.
Motorcycle Crash FAQs
Q: Do I need a lawyer if I have been in a motorcycle accident?
A: Unlike typical car accidents, motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in serious injury, especially if the rider is not wearing adequate protective gear, such as a helmet. Such injuries often come with costly medical bills, loss of income or inability to work, and physical as well as psychological pain and suffering. Even though an insurance company may make a settlement offer, victims who seek the help of a lawyer typically receive far greater benefits than those who do not. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, an experienced attorney will help you get all of the compensation you are owed.
Q: How much will it cost to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer?
A: At Munley Law, we charge on a contingent fee basis. This means that we do not collect a fee (a portion of the benefits recovered) unless we win your case. If we are unable to produce results for you, you will not owe us anything for our services. We do not get paid until you do, and you will not have to pay anything up front or out of your own pocket. And, our initial consultation with you is absolutely free, so you risk nothing by coming to speak with an attorney about your case. This way, finances will not stand in the way of your access to the best possible legal representation.
Q: What should I do in the days following a motorcycle accident?
A: In the days after your accident, the most important thing is that you have medical attention for your injuries. However, the next steps to take include:
- Obtain a copy of the accident report prepared by the police
- Obtain the property damage valuation from your insurance company
- Take photos of damaged property and of your physical injuries
- Keep a record of your physical symptoms, medical visits, treatments, tests, and medications
- Keep a record of days missed from work, and other expenses incurred
- Never give a statement or supply information to anyone other than your own doctor and your insurance company
- Do not accept a settlement offer from an insurance company until you have consulted with a lawyer at Munley Law