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Will it cost me any money to bring a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident case?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

No, it will cost you no money at all. These cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning if we recover nothing for you, you owe us nothing. All consultations are free. Whether or not you have a case, we will be happy to speak to you at our cost, with no fee for… Read More »

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Who can be held responsible in Pennsylvania for injuries or death to motorcycle operators and passengers?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The driver that hits you, of course, if the driver is working for, let’s say, a trash truck company. The trash truck company may also be held at-fault. If the driver that hit you was intoxicated and the owner of the vehicle knew that that driver was intoxicated and let him drive, the owner… Read More »

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What should I do if I am involved in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The first thing you do is do not leave the scene. Talk to the police. Give a good history to the police of how the accident happened. Secondly, of course, go to the doctor or the emergency room. Next, seek counsel. Motorcycle accident cases require a team of lawyers that are experienced in gathering… Read More »

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What are some common motorcycle accident injuries?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Unfortunately in most cases when you are struck as a motorcyclist by a driver, your injuries will be serious. We have handled cases where the motorcyclist has fractured their pelvis, sustained traumatic brain injury, lost limbs, and even died. That’s why it’s important to get to an experienced personal injury lawyer like us who… Read More »

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Should I release my medical records to another driver’s insurance adjuster?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

No, you should not. You shouldn’t do anything with the other driver’s insurance adjuster. You shouldn’t do anything with the other driver, his insurance company, or their adjuster. Hire a lawyer. Let the lawyer do that if that’s appropriate. The insurance company should not be interacting with you at all once you’re represented by… Read More »

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Should I provide statements to my insurance company and the insurance company of the driver who hit me?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

No. Don’t do that. Don’t make any statements to anybody about anything. Get a lawyer. Let the lawyer do the talking. They call a lawyer a mouth-piece for a reason. What you have to do is hire a lawyer, and let the lawyer contact the insurance companies. Don’t make any statements to anybody about… Read More »

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Is it important to retain an attorney for my Pennsylvania motorcycle accident case?

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I was injured in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident, but I wasn’t wearing a helmet. Can I still recover damages from the other driver?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The answer is yes, in Pennsylvania if you’re not wearing a helmet you can recover damages from the other driver. It does not bar you from seeking compensation. Of course, we encourage you to wear a helmet when you’re driving, for safety reasons. Of course, if you are hit by a vehicle, the chances… Read More »

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How long do I have to file a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident case?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of the accident to file suit. If you fail to do so before that time, your rights to seek compensation against the at-fault driver, or any other party, will forever be lost.

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How do insurance companies determine the value of my injuries in a motorcycle accident?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Insurance companies look at two things. First, whose fault it is? Let’s assume you were not at-fault. Then they look at your injuries. They look at your medical records. They look at the hospital reports, any tests you had done, the severity of your accident and your injuries, damage to your bike, whether you’ve… Read More »

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