Pittsburgh Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? We Can Help.
Injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident can have serious and lasting consequences. Even at relatively low speeds, motorcyclists face the potential for catastrophic injury. You don't have to be an irresponsible biker to be injured or killed in a motorcycle accident. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation estimates that motorists are 35 times more likely to be killed on a motorcycle than while driving other vehicles.
At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., our Pittsburgh motorcycle accident attorneys put extensive experience and an unwavering commitment behind every case we take. Get in touch with our firm today at (844) 383-0565 to discuss your options in a free and confidential consultation.
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
Handling the challenge of a serious injury or the unimaginable pain of losing a loved one is a big enough issue; you have enough to worry about without adding in negotiations with stubborn insurance providers and the fear of not having the money to pay for mounting medical expenses and bills.
We work to get you a full and fair settlement, whether your case involves:
- Wrongful death
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Fractures and broken bones
- Partial or total paralysis
At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., we work to level the playing field by putting our experience behind the fight for your rights. We know that you are facing hospital costs, long-term medical expenses, mounting bills, lost wages and a range of financial challenges. Our Pittsburgh motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help you find solutions to even the most challenging of circumstances.
Proving Fault in a Motorcycle Accident Case
Its no secret that bikers face a stigma of being rebels, driving recklessly without heed for others on the road. If you're a motorcyclist injured in an accident, the other driver's insurance will do everything they can to paint you in a dark light so that they can avoid paying out a large settlement. You need a team of aggressive legal advocates who can fight for the justice you deserve and the compensation you need to fully recover from your injuries.
Our Pittsburgh motorcycle accident attorneys utilize the following means to prove who was at fault for your accident:
- Accident/police report
- Eyewitness testimony
- Accident reconstruction tools
You shouldn't haven't to pay the price for someone else's negligent driving. Call (844) 383-0565 to get a free case evaluation with Robert Peirce & Associates!
Shared Fault in Motorcycle Accidents
Not all motorcycle accident cases are cut and dry; sometimes both the driver and the motorcyclist share fault for the collision. Pennsylvania has a modified comparative fault rule for these exact situations.
Under comparative fault, the injured party can still recover compensation in an accident claim, even if they are found to be partially at fault for the accident. However, with Pennsylvania's modified comparative fault rule, the injured party can't be more than 50% at fault, or they will receive no compensation at all.
How does comparative fault work?
When a motorcycle accident case goes to trial, the jury will determine two things:
- The amount of recovery to be awarded.
- The amount of fault, by percent, that both parties share.
If the plaintiff (injury victim) is found to be 50% at fault or less, that amount will be deducted from the initial recovery. For example, if the jury awarded $50,000 to the plaintiff and they were found to be 10% at fault for the accident, the final recovery awarded to the plaintiff would be $45,000.
To maximum your compensation, especially if you share fault, you need an aggressive legal team that can stand up for your rights in court. Contact Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. today to schedule a free case review.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Collisions
Sadly, most motorcycle accidents are entirely preventable. When other motorists fail to use necessary caution when driving near or around a motorcyclist, the consequences can be deadly.
Motorists often cause or contribute to motorcycle accidents by:
- Failing to use a turn signal
- Changing lanes without looking
- Quickly or abruptly coming to a stop
- Opening their door into a motorcyclist
- Miscalculating a left-hand turn
- Driving while under the influence
- Speeding or driving recklessly
- Driving while distracted
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle collision that was caused by another negligent driver, you have rights. Call Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. to learn how we can help.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Getting medical attention is the most important step after being involved in a motorcycle accident, and should be done as soon as possible. Once you are safe, collect the contact information of everyone who was involved (including emergency responders), and take photographs of the scene.
Before speaking to the other driver's insurance company or accepting a settlement, we recommend that you discuss your case with a lawyer. It's important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side. You may be entitled to far more money than they have offered to settle your case.
Get Started Today with a Free Consultation
If you were injured in a motorcycle crash because of another drivers' negligence, it is important that you understand all of your available options before making any decisions. It's free to discuss your case with one of our motorcycle accident attorneys in Pittsburgh, so don't wait to call. We're available 24/7.
Call our office at (844) 383-0565 or contact us online to discuss your motorcycle accident claim with our legal team.