Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Motorcycle Accident Legal Questions
If you have been hurt, or if someone you care about has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, you probably have many questions. Call the attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates for a free case evaluation—we will address all of your concerns. Plus, we've answered frequently asked questions below:
Do I Have a Case?
There are many factors that determine whether or not you have a case for compensation. Some of those factors include:
- The extent of your injuries
- If you were hospitalized
- If you needed, or will need, surgery
- If there was any scarring or permanent damage
- Your future medical costs
- Your insurance details
- The evidence available
Statutes of limitations restrict the time period that a person can file a lawsuit.
A personal injury action must be filed within two years of the date when the injury occurred.
However, there is a "discovery rule," which, in limited cases, extends the time for filing a personal injury action.
Statutes of limitation vary state to state.
Motorcycle accident victims only have a limited time to file a claim, so it's extremely important to act fast. Waiting will only make it more difficult to build your case—evidence can disappear quickly and witnesses can be difficult to track down. That's where Edgar Snyder & Associates come in: We will send out investigators, consult with experts, and stand up to pushy insurance companies, so you don't settle for anything less than you deserve.
Call Edgar Snyder & Associates today at 1-866-943-3427 for a free consultation. Our legal experts will take care of all the paperwork and ensure you have the best possible outcome for your case. You won't pay a dime because at our firm, there's never a fee unless we get money for you.Back to Top
How Much is My Case Worth?
When you've been hurt in a motorcycle accident, medical bills can pile up at a time when you may not be able to work because of your injuries. It's understandable if one of your first questions is, "How much is my case worth?"
Edgar Snyder & Associates' experienced injury attorneys are here to help you understand the worth of your case, which is defined by the details surrounding your unique situation. It's not as simple as giving you a number—we won't do that, especially when we haven't heard the specific details of your case (and we don't recommend trusting any law firm that does give you a number without first speaking to you).
We recommend that you call our legal professionals for a free case review. It will cost you no money, and will give us the opportunity to understand you situation, and determine what details will add value to your case.
Because you may incur future medical bills and lost wages, as well as other unexpected expenses, it's important to have an experienced attorney by your side—someone who understands what it takes to build your case.
That's why we're here. Call us now at 1-866-943-3427 or fill out our free online legal consultation located in the top right-hand corner of this page to set up your free consultation.Back to Top
Who Pays My Medical Bills?
After being injured in a motorcycle accident, your schedule is filled with appointments to see doctors, therapists and specialists. Many people who have been injured in a motorcycle accident find themselves asking, "Who pays for my medical bills?"
While motorcycle riders are required to have insurance, the type you carry on your motorcycle can differ greatly from your car insurance in many ways:
- There are no first-party benefits – In a car accident, your insurance will pay your medical bills until an agreed amount is met. After that, your health insurance will kick in. However, in a motorcycle accident, your motorcycle insurance isn't responsible for your medical bills. That lies solely in the hands of your health insurance.
- You can seek repayment – As opposed to limited tort car accident, you are able to hold the at-fault person responsible for your medical bills and insurance costs after your motorcycle accident.
- Subrogation – Subrogation of benefits is when your health insurance company tries to take your entire settlement away from you. The company will seek total repayment for your medical bills.
We'll Fight For the Compensation You Deserve
We're here to prevent your health insurance company from profiting from your injuries. We won't let the health insurance companies push you around. We'll stand up to them to make sure they don't get any of your money they don't deserve—if any at all.Back to Top
Do I Need an Attorney?
Motorcycle accidents are especially chaotic and destructive—with the power to change lives forever. You're likely dealing with severe injuries. Plus, with big insurance companies beating down your door and medical bills piling up, we know you're already dealing with a lot.
Without legal representation, you could lose out on money you deserve. The legal process is full of confusing jargon and frustrating paperwork. On top of all that, insurance companies have teams of aggressive lawyers standing by to settle their cases for cheap.
It's easy to feel outnumbered. That's why we're here.
We respect motorcyclists, and we stand up for our clients. When you're overwhelmed with medical bills and lost wages, we work to get you the maximum amount of money you deserve for your motorcycle injury. We have over 35 years of experience dealing with the tactics insurance companies' use to make you settle for cheap.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys are experienced, professional, and tough enough to stand up to insurance companies that want you to settle for as little as possible. We're here to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Free Case Review
If you call us today, we'll review your case for free. We'll discuss your best options for compensation, and we'll answer any legal questions you may have.
If you decide to hire our attorneys, we'll immediately begin building your case by:
- Sending investigators to the scene of your accident
- Determining the cause of the accident
- Documenting and gathering evidence
- Standing up to pushy insurance companies
- Dealing with the hassle of complex paperwork
We're committed to our clients. We'll cover all the upfront costs, and you won't pay us a cent until we win your case.Back to Top
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
It's the ultimate feeling of freedom: Riding your motorcycle on the open road. But even though motorcycling is one of America's favorite past times—and despite outreach efforts encouraging car and truck drivers to share the road—thousands of bikers are seriously injured or killed each year in traffic accidents.
What is the main cause of Pennsylvania motorcycle accidents? According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), it's driver error more than 85 percent of the time. A motorcycle accident can happen in a flash, but the resulting injuries can be devastating and sometimes life-altering. There are medical bills, doctor's appointments, insurance hassles, and confusing deadlines.
At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we get it: The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be a blur. At our firm, attorneys will help you with your case and take care of the paperwork, the insurance run-arounds, and deadlines so you can concentrate on getting well again.
Edgar Snyder & Associates respects motorcyclists and have a longstanding relationship with the motorcycling community. If you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident, our attorneys can help you recover the money you deserve.Back to Top
What You Should Do Following a Motorcycle Accident
If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident, choosing an experienced injury attorney is just one of the steps you need to take. Here’s what you need to do after a motorcycle accident:
Report the Accident
If you haven't already reported the accident to your insurance company, you should as soon as possible. When you speak to the company, do not give a statement. Sadly, sometimes not even your own insurance company has your best interest at heart. If they ask you for one, say "no"—it's your legal right.
Organize Your Paperwork
Find your insurance paperwork and read it to make sure you understand what coverage your policies offer. If you were injured in an accient involving another driver, collect their driver's license and car insurance information. Always be certain to ask for and keep a copy of the police report detailing your motorcycle accident.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a motorcycle accident and do not understand your insurance coverage, just give us a call at 1-866-943-3427. We will help you understand your coverage and make sense of all the paperwork.
Don't Talk to Another Driver's Insurance Company
When speaking to another driver's insurance company:
- Don't provide a recorded statement. It can be used against you.
- Don't give them a medical authorization or discuss your medical condition.
- Don't agree to meet with an agent.
- Don't try to settle your case by yourself.
Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Law Firm
An experienced attorney will be able to work to get you the money you deserve after being injured in a motorcycle accident. Edgar Snyder & Associates has been representing injured motorcyclists for over 35 years. We will handle the hassles and deadlines so you can concentrate on recovering.Back to Top
Was a Family Member Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
Was a loved one seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident? Are you dealing with their medical bills and appointments? Are you still paying for funeral costs? We can help you. Thousands of bikers suffer debilitating and sometimes lifelong injuries because of accidents that happened at no fault of their own. Motorcyclists often suffer:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Shattered bones
- Severed limbs
- Head, neck and spinal cord injuries
There is no amount of money in the world that can change the tragedy you and your family have endured. However, you shouldn't have to suffer financially because of someone else's negligence.
Our motorcycle injury attorneys will take care of all the issues related to a legal claim or wrongful death lawsuit and help you go after compensation for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of financial support provided by your loved one
- Punitive damages
We will send in our team of in-house investigators to collect vital evidence and review the case with experts in their field, answer your legal questions and cover any upfront costs to ensure you get the best-possible outcome of your case.Back to Top
Was a Motorcycle Passenger Injured?
Unfortunately, sometimes what starts out as an enjoyable motorcycle ride with a friend or loved one ends in an accident that could leave you with painful injuries, mounting medical bills, and lost wages from having to be off work—or worse.
At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we understand that the last thing you want to do is sue someone you care about. That's OK—you won't have to. It's their insurance company that is responsible for paying for your injuries after a motorcycle accident. That's why we purchase motorcycle insurance – to protect ourselves just in case the unthinkable happens. Big insurance companies handle claims like this every day. They have teams of attorneys that protect the company's bottom line. Our legal professionals can fight to get you what's fair after an accident.
If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident as a passenger, that can increase the complexity of your case—especially if the driver of another vehicle caused the accident. If the other vehicle's driver was at fault, you have to fight their insurance company to recover compensation for your injuries. If the other driver doesn't have adequate coverage, this complicates your situation even further.
We Sue the Insurance Company; Not Your Friend or Family Member
Our attorneys believe that when you're injured as a passenger, you shouldn't be stuck with the bill because of someone else's mistake. If your case involves a friend or family member, our experienced legal team will fight the insurance company to make sure you get the money you deserve. It's between our law firm and the insurance company – not a potential wedge between you and your friend or loved one.
Worried about their insurance rates going up? Don't be. It wouldn't be your fault. Premiums on at-fault drivers increase regardless of whether a claim is brought against the insurance company. In other words: The driver's rates will increase no matter what.
Contact Us Today
There may be time limits to make a claim for your motorcycle accident injuries, so it's important to call our law firm today. We will protect your legal rights and fight to get you the money you deserve.
Don't trust just any attorney to go to bat for you in a motorcycle accident case. Trust the law firm with over 35 years of experience and track record of success. Trust Edgar Snyder & Associates. Call us today at 1-866-943-3427 for a free consultation.Back to Top
Common Hazards for Motorcyclists
Our experienced injury attorneys have decades of experience representing injured motorcyclists. We understand how common hazards for motorcyclists can lead to accidents that cause severe and sometimes lifelong injuries.
You can trust us to know exactly how to handle your case. We can help with injuries suffered as a result of a motorcycle accident caused by any of the following situations:
Distracted driving has become a national concern. Each day, more than nine people are killed and 1,100 people are injured as a result of distracted-driving accidents. Statistically, 20 percent of accidents resulting in injuries involve some form of distracted driving.
When drivers turn their attention away from the road to text or adjust the radio or GPS—even for a moment—they put motorcyclists at risk. The sad truth is that motorcyclists stand less of a chance of being seen by other motorists. While most drivers see cars approaching, they might miss a motorcycle. This can lead to devastating accidents and severe injuries.Back to Top
Bad Road Conditions
Poor road conditions leave motorcycle riders vulnerable to accidents. If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you believe was caused by bad road conditions, it's possible that a federal, state or local governmental agency, private company, or contractor may be liable. Our attorneys have represented motoryclists and their passengers injured in accidents caused by:
- Snow and ice
- Confusing signs
- Lack of signs
- Steep road drop offs
- Unsafe work zones
- Pooling water
- Objects in the road
- Tar and chip
In the United States, one person dies every 51 minutes as a result of drunk driving. When impaired drivers take to the roads, they're not just endangering themselves, but everyone else in their path. Motorcycle riders are at an increased risk of severe injury and death due to the open nature of their bikes.
Often, motorcyclists must fight for their fair share of the road – even without worrying about drunk motorists. In some cases, a motorcycle passenger may not be aware that their driver has been drinking. This could lead to a terrifying situation that may result in an accident with serious injuries.
If you or a loved one were impacted by the dangerous choices of a drunk driver, contact our law firm for a free consultation. Call us at 1-866-943-3427 any time. We can help you get the money you deserve.Back to Top
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