If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident in Philadelphia, contact Munley Law for a free case review.
When a motorcycle is involved in an accident with a car, SUV, or commercial vehicle, the impact to the motorcycle rider may be catastrophic. With no more to protect them than their clothing and perhaps a helmet, a motorcyclist is totally exposed to the surrounding environment and will suffer from the full impact of the crash.
Insurance laws are different for motorcyclists than they are for drivers of other passenger vehicles. In addition, laws vary from state to state. Without an experienced and well qualified lawyer on your side, insurance companies will try to take advantage of you, hoping to get you to settle for far less than you deserve.
The attorneys at Munley Law get results. We know the ins and outs of the Pennsylvania traffic laws as well as insurance company practices. We have been fighting for our clients for over 60 years, consistently winning large settlements and awards. We are included in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, are consistently selected by our peers as Best Lawyers in America, and have had the distinction of being named among the top 5% of attorneys – Pennsylvania Magazine’s Super Lawyers.
What you can expect when you hire Munley Law motorcycle accident attorneys
Munley Law has a long history of winning cases. We know how insurance companies operate and the strategies they use to pay out the lowest possible award. We know insurers want to settle motorcycle accident lawsuits to avoid giving accident victims access to awards from sympathetic juries.
When you hire a Philadelphia motorcycle lawyer at Munley Law we will thoroughly investigate your case by reviewing:
- Photos of the accident scene
- Traffic and security camera footage, when available
- Witness statements
- Police reports
- History, and perhaps medical records, of the other driver in your accident
- Maintenance reports on the other vehicle
- Your medical records
- Hire consultants and expert witnesses
- Contact the insurance company and negotiate the best possible outcome for you, our client.
When you hire our experienced team to work for you there will be no out-of-pocket or upfront costs to you. Munley Law works on retainer. We only get paid when we win and you receive a settlement or a jury award. Contact us now to see how we will fight for you.
What do I do if I am involved in a motorcycle crash?
Immediately get medical treatment and take care of your health needs. Once this is taken care of there are a few things you can do to strengthen your case. Document the scene of the accident with photos. Take photos of your vehicle. Take photos of your injuries. Make sure you or the police get statements and contact information for any eyewitnesses.
Your next priority should be to consult with a motorcycle accident lawyer. Insurance coverage for motorcycles is different from passenger vehicles. You need an expert in this field to advise you. When you call an attorney at Munley Law, our Philadelphia motorcycle crash specialists will provide a FREE CONSULTATION. We will advise you on how to proceed, and because we work on retainer, when you hire us, you will have not upfront or out-of-pocket costs. We cover all costs of building and defending your case and we don’t get paid until your case is settled or a court award is made.
The impact of a motorcycle accident may range from minor injuries like cuts and scrapes all the way to death. Some of the more common Injuries include any, or all, of the following:
- Head trauma including concussion and severe brain injury
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Major burns
- Spinal cord/neck injuries which could result in full or partial paralysis
- Cosmetic or disfiguring injuries including loss of limbs
Motorcycle accident fatality rates are declining
The following information was presented in a 2017 preliminary report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. While motorcycle crash death rates declined from the previous year by almost 6% in 2017, the likelihood of death resulting from a motorcycle accident is 28 times greater than it is to of occupants of passenger vehicles (based on a measurement associated with vehicle miles traveled).
When compared to other states, Pennsylvania’s death rate for motorcycle accidents was 16.1%, 12th highest in the country in 2016. In 2016, there were 181 deaths in Pennsylvania. Projections for 2017 are 184, a decrease of almost 4%. By far, the highest number of deaths is among those over 40 years of age and the lowest among those 30 to 39. Harsh weather, which shortens the motorcycle riding season, reduces the death rate of motorcyclists. Helmet use also increases the rate of survival of a motorcycle crash. Pennsylvania is one of 28 states that require only some motorcyclists to wear helmets.
States are undertaking a number of efforts to improve road safety for motorcycles.
- Publicizing training and education programs that address motorcycle safety
- Partaking in advisory committees on motorcycle safety
- Collecting and sharing data of motorcycle safety countermeasures
For instance, Pennsylvania participates in the “Share the Road” program. This program uses a limited and seasonal media budget to encourage all drivers, including motorcyclists, to be on the lookout for on another.
What can I expect to recover when involved in a motorcycle crash?
Each person’s situation and case is unique, so until we review the specifics of your case, the Philadelphia Motorcycle accident attorneys at Munley Law cannot provide details. We can however help you understand the categories in which you may be eligible to collect.
- Medical expenses, both past and ongoing. You may be fully compensated for all medical care associated with the accident including, but not limited to, ambulance and emergency care, hospitalization, surgery, doctor’s bills, medical equipment, therapy and prescription medication.
- Lost wages. If you injuries leave you unable to work for any period of time you may be able compensated wages lost while you recover.
- Pain and suffering. Depending on the extent of your injuries, motorcycle accident victims may be compensated for the pain and suffering the incur as a result of their accident. Factors such as the severity of injury and whether or not you can fully recover factor into any reward you may receive.
- Emotional suffering. This is another area of possible compensation. Emotional instability and mental anguish may be short, or even long term, effects of an accident and may be cause for a monetary award.
Contact Munley Law now for a FREE CONSULTATION.
We get results. Call, chat or fill in our online contact form for a free evaluation of your case. We have won large settlements and jury awards for others involved in motorcycle and vehicle accidents.