Who can be held responsible in a motorcycle crash injury case?
Any person or entity whose negligence caused the crash. When road conditions are responsible, less obvious parties like state and local governments might be held liable.
How long do I have to file my case?
With certain exceptions, you must either settle or file your case within two years of the date of your accident. After the expiration of two years following the accident, you might be barred from pursuing your case, no matter how valid it is.
If I was partially responsible for the crash, can I still claim damages against other driver(s)?
Under the Pennsylvania comparative negligence standard, if you were more than 50% responsible compared to all potential defendants, you cannot recover compensation for your accident. If you were partially but less than 50% responsible, your damage claims will be reduced by the percentage you were at fault.
If a family member is killed in a crash, can I make a claim?
Yes, depending on your relationship with the deceased. Pennsylvania law defines which surviving family members can file suit against the person(s) responsible.
What should I do if contacted by the insurance company?
Contact an attorney before giving information or signing anything. An experienced attorney will best safeguard your legal rights.
What can I recover from my accident?
Although every case is different, you may be entitled to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Physical pain
- Emotional and mental suffering
Where will the compensation come from?
Usually, the party who caused your injury has insurance to pay your damages. Your own insurance policy may also contain coverage for your injuries. Additional compensation sources may also be available.
What are the attorney costs for representing me for motorcycle crash injuries?
In addition to our free initial consultation, Rosenn Jenkins and Greenwald LLP’s attorneys’ fees are contingent upon successful settlement or verdict of your case.
Every accident and claim is different, and this information is not a full explanation of your legal rights. If injured in a motorcycle accident, call Rosenn Jenkins and Greenwald LLP today.