Munley is the Scranton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer For You
We Represent Injured Victims After a Motorcycle Accident in Scranton
Motorcycle riders in Scranton have the same rights as any other driver on the road. Unfortunately, they face a higher risk of serious injury and death than other motorists. When car and truck drivers are careless or fail to watch for motorcyclists, the consequences can be devastating for the rider. If you or someone in your family was involved in a motorcycle crash caused by another driver, you need a Scranton motorcycle accident lawyer to make sure you receive full, fair compensation.
$32 Million Wrongful Death
$26 Million Truck Accident
$17.5 Million Car Accident
$12 Million Product Liability
$9 Million Truck Accident
$8 Million Truck Accident
$8 Million Truck Accident
$7.5 Million Auto Accident
$6.9 Million Garbage Truck Accident
$6.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury
$5 Million Medical Malpractice
$5 Million Bus Accidents
The team at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys can fight for what you deserve and help you get back on your feet. The consultation with our Scranton personal injury lawyer is free, and we don’t charge anything for our services unless we win your case. Call or contact us online today to get started.
Why Do I Need a Scranton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
There are a few reasons why it is important to speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer after you or someone you love has been injured in a crash.
First, it is extremely common for car and truck drivers to blame motorcyclists for a crash. If the other driver and their insurance company are trying to blame you for the accident, you’ll need someone to fight on your behalf. An attorney can investigate the crash to determine the true cause and prevent you from being unfairly blamed.
Secondly, even if the other driver’s insurance company agrees to pay your claim, they are unlikely to offer a fair settlement until a lawyer gets involved. After an incident, you’ll likely face enormous medical bills, miss time from work, and more. A serious accident can affect your life in so many ways beyond your medical bills alone. It can affect your future earning power, your quality of life, and your ability to perform daily tasks. An experienced attorney can negotiate with the insurance company or bring your case to trial to obtain the maximum compensation for you.
It is also important to know that not all injury law firms are the same. In Scranton alone there are numerous personal injury law firms to choose from. They may handle the same types of cases, but their depth and breadth of experience and their case results can vary widely.
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys have been helping injured victims and their families in Scranton since 1959. Over the last 60 years, our firm has established a reputation as one of the nation’s leading personal injury law firms. Because of our position as highly experienced trial lawyers with decades of success, we are able to offer our clients in Scranton the same experts and resources available to the nation’s biggest law firms. With Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, you get the same high-caliber representation as the big guys, with the personal attention and communication of a small family firm.
What Are the Common Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accident injuries are often extremely serious and more likely to be deadly. Even an accident that would have been minor for a motor vehicle can be catastrophic for a motorcycle rider. Common injuries motorcycle riders suffer in a crash include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury – The impact of a motorcycle crash can easily cause damage to the rider’s head. Head injuries can include “open” injuries like skull fractures and lacerations, as well as closed head injuries like concussions, subcranial hematoma, and brain bleeds. Head injuries may or may not result in loss of consciousness. Head trauma can lead to permanent brain damage and other serious conditions; even when brain damage is not permanent, it can take a very long time to treat and fully recover from the effects of a traumatic brain injury. Wearing a motorcycle helmet can significantly reduce your risk of head injury in the event of a crash.
- Broken Bones – When a motorcyclist is thrown from their bike or struck by a much larger vehicle, they can suffer broken bones. Bone fractures can require expensive surgeries and weeks or months of physical therapy.
- Road Rash – One of the most common motorcycle injuries is road rash. Road rash is a term used to describe abrasions or areas of the body where the skin has scraped off because of friction between the skin and the road surface. Road rash can range from mild to severe; while minor road rash will heal on its own after a few weeks with at-home wound care, severe road rash might require skin grafts and reconstructive surgery. Road rash can also become infected and lead to more serious complications.
- Spinal Cord Injuries – Motorcycle crash victims can suffer spinal cord damage that can lead to paralysis.
- Wrongful Death – According to the Insurance Information Institute, motorcycle riders are 29 times more likely to die in a crash than passenger vehicle occupants. If you have lost a member of your family in a motorcycle crash, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you obtain compensation for funeral costs and help secure your financial future.
What Our Scranton Lawyer Can Do to Help You
While you recover from your injuries, your team at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys will be hard at work to make sure you receive the full amount of compensation you need to recover financially and move forward with security.
Calculating Damages: The Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys have decades of experience winning cases like yours. We know the many ways an injury can affect your life now and in the future. We work with economic and medical experts to calculate the full value of your case and demand maximum compensation.
Investigating the Accident: Sometimes an accident investigation and reconstruction are needed to fully illustrate how the accident happened and who is to blame. We work with law enforcement as well as investigators and engineers to understand exactly what caused your accident. In doing so, we are able to identify all possible defendants and acts of negligence.
Negotiating with the Insurance Company: Even when your injuries are serious and the other driver is clearly to blame, it can be difficult to get everything you deserve from the insurance company. We will handle the negotiations so you can recover without the added stress of determining what a fair settlement looks like.
Taking Your Case to Trial: While some firms will settle out of court by default, our legal team thrives at trial. We are always prepared to bring your case before a jury if that is what it takes to get you the compensation you need.
We will also be at your side every step of the way during this difficult time in your life. When you have questions or need to find the right doctor, we’ll be there to help.
The first step is to meet with one of our representatives for a consultation. The consultation is free and comes with no obligation. During this initial meeting, we will listen to your story, gather the details of your accidant, answer whatever questions you may have, and make a recommendation as to how you should proceed.
Scranton Motorcycle Accident FAQs
What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Scranton?
As with any other accident, the first step you should take after a motorcycle crash in Scranton is to get medical attention. If you are physically able, call 911 and make sure the accident is reported to the police, then get medical attention for your injuries. Of course, if your injuries are serious, emergency medical treatment is your first priority.
If it is possible, take photos of your injuries and the scene of the crash, as well as any damage to your bike.
Get a copy of the police report on your accident. This will serve as the official record of how, when, and where your accident took place.
Keep track of all medical treatment you receive, including all bills. Also, keep records of any time you miss work because of your injuries.
Contact an experienced lawyer at Munley Law personal injury attorneys for a free case review. There is no risk associated with taking this meeting, and it could be the most important step you can take to protect your future.
What If I Am Partially at Fault?
If you believe you were wrongfully named at fault for the accident, your lawyers can help you set the record straight. But even if you are found to be partially at fault for the crash, that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. In Pennsylvania, the modified comparative negligence rule states that victims can sue for their damages as long as they are less than 51 percent at fault for the accident that led to their injuries. Under this rule, your compensation from the defendant would be adjusted based on your share of the blame. For example, if you were found to be 20 percent at fault, and your settlement is worth $100,000, the defendant would be responsible for $80,000 and you would be responsible for the remaining $20,000.
What If I Was Hit By a Truck?
A crash between a heavy truck and a motorcycle is almost too catastrophic to imagine, but they do happen. If you were hit by a truck, tractor trailer, or another large vehicle while riding a motorcycle, you will need a very specialized type of attorney to help you with your case. Accident cases involving trucks often involve commercial entities and multiple defendants. You need an attorney who can not only prove negligence but who is also familiar with the specific trucking industry regulations that will be relevant to your case. Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys have dedicated a significant portion of their decades-long practice to truck cases, and have earned national recognition as some of the leading truck accident lawyers in the United States.
How Much is Case Worth?
Every motorcycle accident case is different. The value of your case will depend on a number of factors, including the full extent of your injuries and the cost of your medical treatment, the available insurance coverage, and the overall effect the crash has had on your life.
Motorcycle accident victims can claim both economic and non-economic damages in a motorcycle claim. Economic damages include things like your medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, therapy costs, and more. Non-economic damages include things such as emotional distress, mental anguish, PTSD, loss of companionship, and altered quality of life.
Do I Need Motorcycle Insurance in Pennsylvania?
Yes. Motorcycle riders in Pennsylvania are required to carry insurance. The mandatory minimums in Pennsylvania are $5,000 in liability coverage and $15,000/person or $30,000 per accident in bodily injury coverage.
How Much Does a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Charge?
The lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys charge on a contingent fee basis. This means that we only collect a fee if we win your case. The fee is a standard percentage of the total award amount, usually between 33 percent and 40 percent. The contingent fee agreement protects you from financial risk because we invest all of the necessary time and resources into pursuing your case, and if we are not successful you don’t owe us anything.
It is also important to know that people who have a lawyer to represent them typically receive far more compensation than those who attempt to resolve their claim independently.
Contact a Scranton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Munley Law Today
A motorcycle accident can turn your life upside down in an instant. The team at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys can help make things right. Time is of the essence, so contact us today for a free, private consultation.
Scranton Practice Areas
Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys
227 Penn Ave,
Scranton, PA 18503