The Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Munley Law Get Results
When a motorcyclist is hit by a car, truck, or another large vehicle, the results can be catastrophic. With little protection from the impact, the rider may suffer life-threatening injuries that take months or years to heal. The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be a harrowing time, physically and financially. In order to get compensation for your injuries, you will need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer on your side.
We have achieved record-breaking settlements and verdicts for our clients. Below is a partial list of our wins:
$32 Million Wrongful Death
$26 Million Truck Accident
$17.5 Million Car Accident
$12 Million Product Liability
$8 Million Truck Accident
$8 Million Truck Accident/Wrongful Death
$7.5 Million Auto Accident
$6.9 Million Garbage Truck Crash
$6.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury
$5 Million Medical Malpractice
$5 Million Bus Accident
$4.7 Million Truck Accidents
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Munley Law have more than 60 years of experience representing injured victims. Our award-winning attorneys have recovered large settlements and verdicts for our clients throughout the country. We have consistently been recognized as the Best Lawyers in America and are board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Most importantly, we get results.
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Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Drivers may not see a motorcyclist on the road until it is too late. When carelessness results in a serious accident, the driver at fault must be held accountable. After a crash, there may be roadblocks to getting the compensation you need to recover, even if your injuries are severe. Insurance companies profit by paying as little as they can to motorcycle policyholders and motorcycle accident victims. It is common practice for the insurance company to attempt to blame the motorcycle rider for the accident. Don’t accept an offer from an insurance company without consulting an attorney first.
The insurance coverage for a motorcycle crash is different from a regular car accident. We will answer your questions at no charge, and help you determine what to do next.
At Munley Law, our motorcycle accident lawyer will help you file a motorcycle accident lawsuit to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
In the worst cases, we help families pursue wrongful death claims against at-fault drivers in order to get justice for their loved ones and provide future security for their families. At your free consultation, motorcycle lawyers will review your claim, then provide you with the legal options that could help your claim. We will fight on your behalf against the insurance companies to make sure you get the maximum compensation for your motorcycle accident claim. And, if necessary, we will represent you in the courtroom.
After any type of accident, a thorough investigation is needed to find the root cause of the crash and who can be held at fault for the accident. Using expert witnesses, accident reconstructionists, and private investigators, we will discover who was responsible so your motorcycle accident claim is well supported. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of highway and motorcycle accidents. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, contact Munley Law for a free consultation. No fee unless we win.
Motorcycle Accident Testimonials
Our lawyers take pride in providing the best service to each and every one of our clients. Below are some testimonials from real people who trusted Munley Law with their motorcycle accident cases:
A Motorcycle Accident Client
“Munley Law is so much more than a law firm. It’s a family of lawyers, who know the true meaning of family and compassion for their clients. I never felt uneasy or apprehensive at any of our meetings. I always felt like I was the most important person on their agenda. I was always reassured everything would work out in my favor. And they did everything to make it happen. You will know immediately, by your first meeting, they truly care about you. That’s something that requires family values first, and then the knowledge to carry it through. I would, and always do recommend Munley Law first and foremost.”
A Motorcycle Accident Client
“My sister was unfortunate enough to get in a motorcycle accident but fortunate enough to have called this law firm. They were so compassionate and caring that they felt like family. From the speedy responses, frequent updates, and professionalism conveyed by the whole team- I would never look elsewhere for any of my legal needs.”
A Motorcycle Accident Client
“They were indispensable help to me after my motorcycle accident. I was treated with dignity and respect from the first meeting to the last. They helped me negotiate the confusing world of insurance, community care and rehab. To top it all off, they settled my case very quickly. I highly recommend an injury lawyer in Scranton. My heartfelt thanks for all they have done for me.”
A Personal Injury Client
“Munley Law were professional and understanding of my situation. They were very knowledgeable about my situation. They were supportive and honest. I highly recommend their services.”
How Do Motorcycle Accidents Differ From Car Accidents?
As you can imagine, getting into an accident while riding a motorcycle can be much more devastating than someone either driving or riding in a car. The amount of protection between a motorcyclist and a car is vastly different. For example, in a car a passenger is protected by a seatbelt, airbags, and is enclosed in metal. For a motorcyclist, the only protection they have is a helmet.
Motorcyclists also deal with limited visibility compared to a car driver. Road hazards such as rocks, potholes, and debris could result in an injury.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,014 motorcyclists in the United States were involved in a fatal traffic accident in 2019. Thanks to the size and weight of other vehicles on the road, especially tractor trailers, motorcyclists are less protected. In fact, they are 29 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash and four times more likely to be injured than a car driver or passenger.
An added danger for motorcyclists is motorcycle helmet use. According to the NHTSA, 71% of motorcyclists used Department of Transportation-compliant helmets in 2019. In Pennsylvania, any person who rides or operates a motorcycle must wear protective headgear unless they are over 21 and have two years of riding experience or completed a motorcycle safety course. The lack of helmet use can lead to serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and even death.
What Are the Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
There are several causes for motorcycle crashes, but the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are a result of human error. Negligence on behalf of the other drivers on the road can result in a catastrophic injury for the motorcyclist.
Some common causes include:
The number one cause for all motorcycle accidents is the failure of other motorists on the road to notice the motorcyclists on the road. Because of their small size, it can be difficult for even the most attentive driver to notice the motorcycle until it’s too late. From distracted driving to drowsy driving to driving while under the influence, taking your eyes off the road for even a couple of seconds can result in a collision.
Making a left-hand turn is more dangerous than you may realize. According to Popular Mechanics, approximately 61% of all traffic accidents are the result of someone making a left-hand turn. In the majority of these accidents, the vehicle that is making the left-hand turn is the one who will be found at fault for the accident.
Motorcycle Lane Splitting
Sitting in a traffic jam, you may have seen a motorcyclist driving between the two lanes of cars to try and escape the congestion. This is what’s known as lane splitting. According to the Pennslyvania Department of Transportation, although lane splitting is not illegal, it does warn that moving between rows of stopped or slow-moving vehicles could result in a motorcycle accident.
Hazardous Road Conditions
Even the slightest pothole can result in a motorcycle accident. From slippery roadways to uneven pavement, poor road conditions can cause the motorcycle from becoming unbalanced, leading to serious injuries.
What Are the Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents?
With less protection and more likelihood to get into a crash, motorcyclists could experience an array of serious injuries that could take months if not years to recover from. Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Road Rash: When the body hits the pavement, any debris on the surface can rub against the skin, creating a painful abrasion. If not treated properly, road rash can become infected and cause scarring.
- Broken Bones: Hitting the ground can also result in numerous fractures and broken bones. Fractures could take a month or two to heal and result in physical therapy.
- Spinal Cord Injury: Damage to the spinal cord could result in nerve damage, quadriplegia, and paraplegia. This is a life-changing injury that may result in a disability that could last the rest of your life.
- Traumatic Brain Injury: Motor vehicle accidents account for 14% of all brain injuries. A brain injury can result in emotional changes, blurry vision, headaches, memory loss, speech problems, and much more.
- Death: Any of the injuries just described to result in the death of the motorcycle accident victim. If this occurs, the family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Q: Do I Need a Lawyer if I Have Been in a Motorcycle Accident in PA?
A: By their very nature, motorcycle accidents frequently result in serious injury. Such injuries often come with costly medical bills, loss of income or inability to work, and physical as well as psychological pain and suffering. While the insurance company may make a settlement offer, people with legal representation typically receive far greater benefits than those who do not. Typically, the settlement offer will only include expenses that an injury victim has currently, not any future expenses. The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Munley Law 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 settlement) unless we win your case. If we are unable to produce results for you, you will not owe us anything for our services. Furthermore, you will not pay anything upfront or out of your own pocket. Our initial consultation with you is absolutely free, so you risk nothing by coming to speak with an attorney about your case. This way, the cost 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 to seek medical attention for your injuries. However, the next steps to take include:
- Get a copy of the police report from the accident
- 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
- Never give a statement or supply information to anyone other than your own doctor and your insurance company – you are not obligated to speak with the other driver’s insurance company
- Do not accept a settlement offer from an insurance company until you have consulted with a lawyer at Munley Law
Q: Do I Have a Case?
To determine if you have a motorcycle accident case, your first step is to contact our injury lawyer. We will listen to your story, examine the information, then give you what legal options are available to you.
We have offices in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Allentown, Philadelphia, and throughout Pennsylvania to easily help you with your motorcycle accident case. When selecting a motorcycle accident lawyer, remember you need to choose carefully. Contact Munley Law today for a free consultation. Remember, you don’t pay unless we win.