Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Altoona, PA
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable motorists on the road. When they crash, the injuries motorcyclists suffer are sometimes severe, and nearly always life-altering.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you'll be asked to deal with so many things right away—from insurance paperwork to medical appointments and bills. If you believe you may have a case, there are steps you should take immediately after an Altoona motorcycle accident that can make all the difference in your case:
- Move to a safe location off the roadway and immediately dial 911—request an ambulance if anyone at the scene is injured.
- Don't take any blame for the crash. Resist the urge to blame others.
- Make sure you have contact and insurance information for all drivers and witnesses at the crash scene.
- Take a moment to detail what you can recall about your accident before you forget. Even the smallest detail could be helpful in retrospect. If you have a cell phone with a camera, take a few photos of the crash scene.
- Don't ever talk to the insurance companies following an accident—even your own—before first seeking the advice of an experienced Altoona motorcycle injury lawyer.
- Call Edgar Snyder & Associates for a free case evaluation.
Contact our Altoona, PA, office, today so our caring legal staff can determine if you have a case. If you do, our team will work on your case from A to Z. That means we handle every hassle. We'll investigate your case to obtain crucial evidence, deal with pushy insurance agents, and make sure you're kept up to date with the progress of your claim.
At Edgar Snyder & Associates you'll get top-tier legal representation from lawyers who've been honored with some of the most prestigious awards in the legal field. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, and our firm has been named one of the Best Law Firms in America. Don't wait. Call us today at 412-394-1000 so we can go to work getting you all the money you're entitled to for your injury.Back to Top
What You Should Do Following an Accident
Were you or a loved one recently injured in an Altoona motorcycle accident? Selecting a skilled injury lawyer is one of the best first steps you can take. However, there are other actions you need to take following a motorcycle crash:
Report the Accident
Understand that you are not required to give a statement about your motorcycle accident with the insurance companies, even your own. Unfortunately, even though you pay for coverage, getting you the money you deserve for your injuries isn't your insurance company's number-one concern. Making money is. However, you do need to call your insurance company after a crash to report it. If they ask you for more details, simply tell them no.
Organize Your Paperwork
It's important that you understand what kind of coverage your insurance policy offers. Make sure you locate your policy and review it so you're familiar with the benefits you have. Were you injured in an accident involving another motorist? Then be sure to collect both their insurance policy and driver's license details. Another key piece of paperwork you'll need? The police report detailing your accident. Be sure to ask for it, or get the name of the responding police officer and the contact information for the department he works for so you can request the report at a later date.
Were you recently injured in a motorcycle accident and can't make heads or tails of your insurance policy? Our Altoona motorcycle lawyers can help you. Call us at 412-394-1000, start a live chat, or fill out the free case review form on this page. You can also stop by our office located on Plank Road during regular business hours.
Don't Talk to Another Driver's Insurance Company
When dealing with another driver's insurance company after an Altoona motorcycle accident, DO NOT:
- Consent to a recorded statement—the insurance company may twist your words around.
- Discuss your medical condition or give them medical authorization.
- Meet with an insurance agent by yourself.
- Attempt to settle your claim on your own.
Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Law Firm
When hiring an attorney to handle your case, remember that experience matters. At Edgar Snyder & Associates, helping injury victims is exclusively what we do—and have done—since 1982. Our experienced Altoona motorcycle injury lawyers understand not only the insurance process, but how the Blair County court system works. From the first phone call through your case resolution, you can trust Edgar Snyder & Associates to fight for all the legal compensation you're entitled to under the law. Call us now. You have nothing to lose because with us, there's never a fee unless we get money for you.
Was a Family Member Involved in a Motorcycle in Altoona, PA?
If you have a loved one who's been seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident, we know you're already dealing with so much. There are medical bills and doctor appointments. When a loved one dies in a motorcycle crash, you might be asking yourself, "How will I pay for funeral costs?"
No matter the details of your case, call Edgar Snyder & Associates today so our Altoona motorcycle injury lawyers can help you through this difficult time. We've represented thousands of motorcyclists whose lives were forever changed because of the severe injuries they suffered in a crash—all because of someone else's carelessness. Our Altoona injury attorneys have represented clients who suffered motorcycle-related injuries such as:
- Head, neck, and face injuries
- Spinal cord injuries—even paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Severed limbs
- Burns and scarring
While we understand that no amount of financial compensation can make up for the loss you and your family have suffered, we also know you shouldn't be burdened financially because of another driver's recklessness.
If a loved one was injured or killed in an accident, our Altoona, PA motorcycle attorneys will work to get you the compensation you deserve by filing a legal claim or wrongful death suit. We will fight for money for:
- Loss of companionship and financial support provided by your loved one
- Medical bills
- Final expenses like funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
We do this by:
- Sending our own team of trained investigators to collect evidence crucial to your case
- Review your case with experts in the field
- Answer your questions about the legal process in general, and your case in particular
- Covering every upfront cost associated with you claim
Motorcycle Accident Legal Questions
At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we have a longstanding relationship with motorcyclists. We respect them, we represent them, and we know that when you've been injured in an accident, you probably have a long list of questions.
Please, call us today and let us answer them for you. When you contact us, we will discuss the details of your case and answer all your queries. In the meantime, we've answered some frequently asked questions below:
Do I Have a Case?
Whether or not you have a motorcycle injury case is dependent on many factors. They include:
- The available evidence
- The insurance coverage
- The extent of your injuries
- Whether you were hospitalized, had surgery, or will need surgery
- Your future medical needs
- Any permanent damage to your health
There is one more huge factor in whether you have a case for compensation—whether or not you've met the deadline to file a claim. Motorcycle accident victims have strict deadlines to file claims, so call Edgar Snyder & Associates today. Our Altoona, PA injury attorneys and the rest of our legal team will work to collect witness accounts and other evidence before it disappears forever.
Contact us today for your free legal evaluation. Our phones answer 24/7, there's never an obligation to use our services, and there's never a fee—ever—unless we get money for you.Back to Top
How Much is My Case Worth?
If you've been seriously hurt in an Altoona motorcycle accident, we don't have to tell you how medical bills can pile up at a time when you may be too injured to return to work. If you've asked yourself, "How much is my case worth?" then you need the advice of a skilled injury attorney.
When you call Edgar Snyder & Associates, we'll use our decades of experience helping injured motorcyclists to help you understand you claim's potential worth. We do this by carefully reviewing and analyzing the details of the accident that caused your injury because every single case is different. We wish it was as simple as giving you a number, because we know it would put your mind at ease. But we can't—and won't—do that until we get all the pertinent information about your unique set of circumstances.
It's possible that you could incur costs associated with future medical bills and lost wages, or other unexpected costs associated with your recovery. That's why it's so important to call an experienced Altoona motorcycle attorney. As a law firm, we won't just represent you. We won't stop the fight until we get you what's right.
Call us today at 412-394-1000, start a live chat, or complete the free case review form to get started. We're available 24/7 to help.Back to Top
Do I Need an Attorney?
Motorcycle crashes are among the most devastating accidents on the road, often causing catastrophic injuries. The aftermath can be a blur of medical appointments and phone calls with insurance companies. We understand you're overwhelmed. We also know that insurance companies use your frustration with the legal system to pressure you into accepting a subpar settlement.
Please, don't attempt to handle your case on your own. Enlist the help of a skilled Altoona motorcycle attorney. It could mean the difference between having a case for compensation and not having a case at all. You could get hung up on jargon, misunderstand paperwork, and miss important legal deadlines. Let our Altoona, PA lawyers deal with the aggressive insurance adjusters, collection calls, and legal paperwork.
Call us now at 412-394-1000 for a free case review, start a live chat, or fill out the free legal evaluation form to get started. We cover all the upfront costs, and our promise to clients remains unchanged: There's never a fee unless we get money for you.
Free Case Review
When you call Edgar Snyder & Associates, we'll review your case for free, advise you on the best course of action, and answer your legal questions. If you hire one of our Altoona motorcycle attorneys, we will immediately begin working on your claim by:
- Sending our team of investigators to examine the accident scene
- Determining the cause of the accident
- Gathering evidence
- Handling complex paperwork and legal forms
- Standing up to insurance companies and their lawyers.
Our law firm has a longstanding commitment to representing and advocating for motorcyclists. We're committed to getting justice for our clients, and we do that by covering all upfront costs and promising that you'll never have to pay us a penny if we don't successfully handle your case.Back to Top
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