Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Levittown

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KaplunMarx Knows Motorcycle Claims

Levittown, PA has many beautiful roadways providing motorcycle riders with ample opportunity to get out for fantastic rides. While motorcycle riding is certainly exhilarating the risks of injury and even death as a result of a motorcycle accident can be devastating. Since 2015 there have been more than 150 motorcyclist fatalities on Pennsylvania roads every year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Additionally, about 3,000 bikers suffer injuries in motorcycle accidents annually, many of those serious. The importance of hiring experienced Levittown motorcycle accident lawyers as soon as a crash occurs is paramount to protect the rights of the rider.

These wrecks could be caused by the negligence of another motorist, the manufacturer of the bike or its parts, or a government entity responsible for signage and road maintenance. If you were hurt in a motorcycle crash, you might be able to bring an action seeking money damages with the help of a Levittown, PA motorcycle injury attorney. Consulting with Levittown motorcycle accident lawyers as soon as possible after your wreck could help you reach a positive resolution to your case.

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.

Proving Liability in Motorbike Wreck Cases

In Pennsylvania, a post-accident investigation will focus on allocating responsibility for the collision. The law holds each party accountable for their part in the wreck. If it is determined that an injured motorcyclist is more than 50 percent responsible for a wreck, they cannot collect damages from any other responsible party. However, if a biker is less than 50 percent responsible for their accident, they can seek damages from other responsible parties who were negligent.

Failing to abide by relevant traffic laws, driving while distracted or impaired, and poor vehicle maintenance could all be examples of driver negligence that could lead to liability for damages. A manufacturer might be liable if a vehicle or the motorcycle involved in the crash was defective. Furthermore, if a poorly maintained or improperly marked road contributed to the motorcycle accident in Levittown, an experienced lawyer could hold the city or state accountable.

How Could a Motorcyclist’s Compliance with Applicable Law Affect the Outcome of a Case?

Complying with all applicable laws reduces the possibility that the motorcyclist will be held primarily responsible for the accident that caused their injuries. If a motorcyclist is not in compliance with the law, some of the blame for the accident could attach to them. How much responsibility will depend on an analysis of all the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Pennsylvania requires bikers to have motorcycle licenses and to carry liability insurance.  75 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute §3525 requires bikers under the age of 21 to wear helmets, as well as riders who have had a motorcycle license for less than two years, regardless of age. All motorcyclists must wear protective, shatterproof eyewear.

If a motorcyclist is partially, but not primarily, responsible for the accident that caused their injuries they could still potentially collect damages from the negligent defendant. However, the damage award will be reduced by a percentage that reflects their degree of fault. A skilled local attorney could present the facts showing that a biker’s negligence was insignificant compared to the negligence of others involved in the motorcycle wreck.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Cases

While bikers are responsible for riding safely and taking steps to keep themselves safe, even the most conscientious rider can end up in an accident. Motorcyclists cannot control what other motorists do, and when dangerous situations arise, they may not be able to take evasive action to prevent collisions.

The most common issues we see in motorcycle cases that led to a crash are:

  • Dangerous lane changes, where other drivers do not look before moving
  • Opening vehicle doors into traffic lanes
  • Speeding and other reckless driving behaviors
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Right of way errors, such as making illegal left turns in front of motorcycles

Attorneys like ours with experience in PA motorcycle accident claims can effectively present these facts to insurers, judges, and jurors to demonstrate how the defendant caused the claimant’s injuries.

We Take Motorcycle Crashes Seriously

Other than their helmets, bikers have little protection if involved in an accident. This lack of protection combined with the size, weight, and speed of other vehicles traveling on Pennsylvania roads places motorcycle riders at significant risk. Identifying all potential injuries is impossible, but frequently suffered ailments include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, internal bleeding, organ damage, broken bones, amputations, paralysis, and road rash.

Often, the harm sustained is permanent and drastically alters motorcyclists’ and their family’s lives. They may need to stop working and require help to perform daily tasks, such as general hygiene, dressing, eating, etc. In some cases, family members take on these roles, but to do so, they may have to quit their jobs. Whether a relative leaves their employment or hires an aide, these situations can impose significant financial burdens. With the assistance of a skilled Levittown attorney, injured motorcyclists may establish the basis for their damages claims.

Recoverable Damages

Pennsylvania recognizes a person’s right to recover for harm done to their person, under 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 5101. Those involved in motorcycle wrecks generally seek two types of damages – economic and non-economic. These compensatory damages intend to make a person whole after enduring harm in an accident. Generally, Pennsylvania does not place an upper limit on the amount an individual may receive for their suffering.

Economic damages repay a person for current and future out-of-pocket expenses, bills, and other monetary losses stemming from the accident. For example, medical treatments, therapy sessions, lost wages, and repair or replacement of the motorcycle.

Non-economic damages cover the harm that is not as easily calculated. These injuries are more subjective, but they are just as real. The list of non-economic harms includes emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of companionship, disfigurement, inconvenience, interference with the enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.

Calculating damages, especially non-economic damages, can be tricky. Those hurt in motorcycle accidents do not want to receive less than what they might be entitled to because they fail to ask for it. By working with experienced legal counsel knowledgeable in building a case for damages, claimants may secure a just recovery.

Contact a KaplunMarx Levittown Motorcycle Accident Lawyers for a FREE Case Review

It is highly advisable to contact our Levittown motorcycle accident lawyers as soon as possible after a wreck. Injured people have only a limited time to seek damages, and if a government entity is a potential defendant, a claimant must notify them within just a few months of their injury. Call our office today to schedule your free case consultation.

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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."

Lovie Lee