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KaplunMarx Motorcycle Cases
Riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling experience, but it also comes with significant risks. Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to serious injury or death in the event of a crash, and they often face unique challenges in the aftermath of an accident. If you've been involved in a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, it's essential to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
At KaplunMarx, our legal team has a deep understanding of the complex laws and regulations that govern motorcycle accidents in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We know how to build strong cases that accurately reflect the nature and extent of your injuries, and we have a proven track record of successfully negotiating with insurance companies and securing fair settlements for our clients.
If you've been involved in a motorcycle accident, it's important to take action immediately to protect your rights. Here are some steps you should take:
- Seek medical attention for any injuries.
- Report the accident to the police and get a copy of the accident report.
- Take photos of the damage to the vehicles involved.
- Obtain contact information from any witnesses.
- Contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
At KaplunMarx, we understand that motorcycle accidents can be life-changing events. Our legal team is dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate representation to help you navigate the complex legal process and get the compensation you deserve. Don't wait to get the help you need. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Why You Should Talk To Us First
✓ 98% Success Rate - Attorneys with a track record that shows they personally care about every case and go the extra mile every time.
✓ No upfront costs - we front all of the legal fees and get paid on performance. In fact, we don't get paid unless you win
✓ We are local and we KNOW Pennsylvania's system - Just because a firm gets a license to practice law here and buy up a bunch of bill boards around town doesn't mean that they have real experience fighting cases in PA's legal system every day. We are a locally based firm with attorneys that focus on Pennsylvania injury cases. We eat, drink and breath this every day.
✓ We are not intimidated by litigation- We do not allow insurance carriers to strong arm, intimidate or stagnate claims. We will not hesitate to take them to court to fight for you when needed.
✓ No shortcuts - we go the extra mile to make sure that you get the highest compensation possible rather than settling right away as many injury firms do.
✓ We focus on you, not on getting the most cases in town like the guys on the billboards.
✓ Proprietary methods of case management for your very best client experience and ensure greater odds of success compared to high volume, low-touch firms.
✓ Talk directly to your attorney instead of getting passed off on case managers (if you've ever been through a car accident case, you'll know how valuable this is).
✓ We're consistently rated 5 stars by clients and have over 450 5-star reviews for a reason.
✓ No cost consultations we'll help you find out if you have a case. If you don't, we'll help point you in the right direction. Win-win.
✓ We get results without compromising service - It's not easy to find a firm that provides our brand of one-on-one service but which has the resources to get results that smaller practices may not be able to.
Motorcycles do not offer the same level of protection that passenger vehicles do, which means motorcyclists are at a greater risk of suffering severe injures in the event of a crash. If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, contact a personal accident attorney at KaplunMarx to learn about your right to compensation. Let one of our motorcycle accident lawyers help you today.
How Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Recover Compensation
You need excellent legal representation as soon as possible following a motorcycle crash. An attorney can handle every aspect of your claim, starting with the investigation into the crash.
Unfortunately, if it’s hard to determine which party was at fault in your case, the insurance company is not going to give you the benefit of the doubt. You need to understand the unspoken rule from insurance companies: a motorcyclist starts with a presumption of fault for driving too fast, not paying attention, or engaging in other reckless behaviors.
At KaplunMarx, we know this presumption could not be further from the truth. Our motorcycle accident attorneys begin their investigation immediately, looking for any advantage we can provide for our clients. We hire investigators, accident re-constructionists, road engineers, and other experts to help get maximum value for your personal injury case.
Our lawyers will be there for you through the entire process. Our team can ensure you are seen by some of the best doctors in the area. Receiving proper medical care is critical in maximizing your recovery and in preparing your case.
Many personal injury cases are settled outside of the courtroom, but we are prepared to go to trial if necessary. In fact, every case is prepared in anticipation of trial. This approach gives us the best leverage when negotiating with insurance companies.
Our team won’t let the insurance companies push you around and force you to settle your claim for less than the full value. Don’t try to reach a motorcycle accident settlement without a lawyer– contact KaplunMarx at once.
You Need Reliable Legal Representation After a Motorcycle Accident Injury
Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident? There’s no time to waste–seek legal representation from the attorneys at KaplunMarx as soon as possible. Countless clients have trusted us with their personal injury claims, and they have not been disappointed with the results.
Who Is At Fault In A Pennsylvania Motorcycle Crash?
To recover compensation, an injured motorcyclist must prove that the other party was at fault for the accident. Proving fault is not as easy as it may seem. The plaintiff–with help from a motorcycle injury lawyer–must show that the crash occurred as a result of the other party’s negligence.
Examples of negligent behavior include distracted driving, drunk driving, and reckless driving. So, if a driver was intoxicated when he collided with you, this may be enough to hold him liable for your injuries.
Sometimes, both the injured motorcyclist and the other party are partly to blame for the accident that occurred. If you are partly responsible for the accident, don’t let this discourage you from taking legal action. Pennsylvania law allows accident victims to recover compensation that is proportionate to a fault.
For example, if a driver was 90% responsible for an accident and you were ten percent at fault, you would recover 90 percent of full compensation for your injuries. However, the law does not allow motorcycle accident victims to recover compensation for their injuries if they are more than 50 percent at fault.
Remember, proving liability is the key to winning compensation. Let a lawyer for motorcycle accident victims at KaplunMarx review your case to determine who is at fault.
Common Motorcycle Accident Cases
Motorcycle accidents can happen for a number of different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
- Unsafe lane changes: This type of accident occurs when a motorist fails to see a motorcyclist in his blind spot before changing lanes.
- Tailgating: A driver that is tailgating a motorcyclist may not be able to stop his vehicle in time to avoid a collision if the motorcyclist slams on his brakes.
- Judgment errors: Many motorcycle accidents occur as a result of a judgment error. For example, a driver may make a judgment error when deciding whether or not he has time to turn left in front of a motorcycle that is approaching in the opposite direction. If he misjudges the distance, he could collide with the motorcyclist.
- Failing to yield: Drivers must yield to motorcyclists and other traffic in certain situations, such as when they are merging onto a highway. Failing to yield can lead to a tragic collision involving the car and the motorcycle.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine the cause of your accident so you can identify the liable parties and seek compensation.
What is the Helmet Law for Motorcyclists in Pennsylvania?
Each state has its own laws regarding the use of motorcycle helmets. In Pennsylvania, motorcyclists that are under the age of 18 must wear a helmet at all times when operating a bike. However, motorcyclists that are over the age of 21 are not legally required to wear a helmet as long as they have at least two years of riding experience or have completed a riding safety course.
You may not be required to wear a helmet, but it’s highly recommended that you do so anyway. Statistics show that when a motorcycle accident happens at 25+ mph, 55 percent of these accidents result in traumatic brain injury, dismemberment, and/or death. These numbers are scary.
Twenty-five miles per hour is not a high rate of speed on a motorcycle. For that reason, our attorneys strongly suggest that you always wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle.
We have seen first-hand the type of impact motorcycle accidents have on someone’s life. No one can know what injury they would have sustained if they had been wearing a helmet, but it’s simply not worth the risk.
Common Injuries Suffered by Motorcyclists
Motorcycle accidents tend to produce horrific injuries, more so than any other type of personal injury case. The reason why is simple: a motorcycle does not leave you much room for error, or more importantly the error of other drivers on the road.
Nearly every part of the body can be injured in the event of a collision, however, some injuries are more common than others. Some of the most common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neurological damage
- Spine injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Crushed limbs
- Soft tissue damage
Sadly, many of the people who are injured in motorcycle crashes have a long road to recovery ahead of them. If you have been injured in a crash, speak to KaplunMarx, a motorcycle accident law firm that is committed to helping victims obtain the compensation they deserve.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
Let us work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Schedule a free consultation with the motorcycle accident lawyers on our team by calling or filling out the form on our website.
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Our Lawyers Fight for Maximum Compensation
Our duty is to hold the insurance company responsible for the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Studies have shown that hiring an experienced attorney can lead to more than 3.5x the amount of compensation! Our legal team is aggressive in court and compassionate with our clients. It's not your fault you are injured, and we want to make sure those at fault are held responsible.
We Work With Doctors to Lower Your Medical Bills
The local medical community has a good working relationship with us. The doctors we recommend are not only experienced in treating serious injuries, but many are willing to work with us to negotiate your medical bills down to put more money into your pocket.
We Make it Easier to Find Medical Treatment
Whether you have health insurance or not, our goal is to help you get in quickly with medical care professionals and specialists.
We Protect Our Clients' Rights
Insurance companies are notorious for using underhanded practices that lower your case's value or deny your claim altogether. So, when you hire us, we will act as a barrier between you and the insurance company, ensuring they can't contact you regarding your injuries without going through us first.
You Will Not Be Alone During This Process
We know the personal injury claims process is complicated. Our team is here to guide you every step of the way and answer your questions anytime.
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What People Say
Providing clients with exceptional service is a core value at KaplunMarx personal injury law firm in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Take it from our satisfied client testimonials.
"I went through a lot when I was in my accident. Ted was professional and concerned about how I was doing...
...The office staff is extremely friendly and quick to assist your needs. They not only contacted me for updates, they checked in on my wellbeing. I can't express how grateful I am for their kindness and professionalism. I've never seen an attorney's office that cares as much as they do for their clients. I highly recommend their office and personally vouch that Ted Kaplun is a great attorney to have."