If you own or ride a motorcycle, you already know the dangers that you face on the road. Hazardous road conditions, poor weather, defective motorcycle parts, and negligent motorists can all pose threats to your safety. However, for a dedicated motorcyclist, the benefits of riding motorcycles far outweigh the risks of riding a motorcycle.
Unfortunately, thousands of motorcyclists are injured or killed in motorcycle accidents each year. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, Pansini, Mezrow & Davis can help.
Our Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyers are dedicated to representing injured riders as they seek fair compensation for motorcycle accident injuries. We are also dedicated and passionate about protecting riders from aggressive insurance providers who try to blame motorcyclists for accidents so they can save money. Contact our qualified motorcycle attorneys at Pansini, Mezrow & Davis for a free consultation.
A Motorcycle Accident Can Cause Traumatic Injuries
The design of a motorcycle does not provide a rider with any protection during a collision. In most motorcycle accidents, the motorcyclist’s body receives the full force of the impact from the collision. The rider may also be thrown from the motorcycle. The results can be catastrophic.
Wearing a motorcycle helmet and other protective gear helps reduce the risk of severe injuries in a motorcycle accident. However, a rider can sustain traumatic injuries even though the rider is wearing a helmet and other gear.
Some motorcycle accidents result in disabling conditions. A rider may never be able to return to work, or the rider’s earning capacity may be significantly reduced because of motorcycle injuries.
Our Philadelphia motorcycle accident attorneys work diligently to hold the party responsible for causing your motorcycle accident liable for your injuries, financial losses, pain, suffering, and other damages.
Insurance Companies Like to Blame Motorcyclists
At the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis, we have extensive experience battling insurance companies. Our reputation as aggressive, skilled, successful trial lawyers is well-known. We do not settle motorcycle accident claims to avoid court. We are fully prepared to take a case to trial if necessary to protect our clients.
Insurance companies search for ways to lower the value of a claim. In motorcycle crashes, one of those ways is to blame the rider for causing the accident. Motorcyclists have an unfair and untrue reputation as reckless drivers. Some insurance companies try to use that stereotype to blame the motorcyclist.
Under Pennsylvania’s comparative negligence laws, an accident victim cannot receive full compensation for an injury claim if the victim contributed to the cause of the crash.
If a jury believes the motorcyclist was partially at fault for the cause of the crash, the compensation paid to the rider is reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to the rider. If the insurance company can convince the jury that the rider was over 51 percent responsible for causing the motorcycle crash, the motorcyclist is barred from receiving any money for the claim.
The Philadelphia motorcycle accident attorneys of Pansini, Mezrow & Davis understand the tactics used by insurance companies and how to fight against them. When we handle a motorcycle case, our team investigates the crash and gathers evidence needed to build a successful case. We are experienced trial lawyers who never shy away from a court battle if that is what is required to advocate for our clients.
Steps to Take After a Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident
If you can do so safely, take pictures of the accident scene while waiting for emergency responders to arrive. Getting the names of eyewitnesses can also be helpful. However, your first priority is your health.
It is always best to be checked by a physician after an accident. Even if you do not go to the emergency room from the accident scene, you may want to see your doctor. Some insurance companies use delays in medical care against motorcyclists to deny injury claims. The insurance adjuster may argue that the motorcycle crash did not cause your injuries because you waited so long to see a doctor.
Talking to the insurance company is generally not in your best interest. The insurance adjuster may pressure you to make a statement or answer questions. The adjuster is trying to get information the company can use against you during your case.
Instead, talk to an experienced Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyer first. Our lawyers take the time to listen to what happened to you, explain your legal rights, and discuss the options you have for seeking compensation for a motorcycle accident claim.
Call Our Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers for a Free Case Review
You do not need to face the insurance company alone. You can have a team of legal professionals on your side fighting for justice and fair compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages.
Call 1 (215) 732-5555 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyers at the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis. We are here to help you when you need trusted legal counsel after a motorcycle accident.