Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Pittsburgh? We understand that the resulting damages can be quite devastating, and we want to be there to help you when you need it most. In this article, experienced personal injury lawyer Paul Giuffre answers three questions about motorcycle accidents that will give you a better understanding of the claims process.
Can a Passenger of a Motorcycle File an Injury Claim?
If you’re a passenger on a motorcycle involved in a collision, you have the right to make a claim. You may have a claim against the operator of the motorcycle on which you’re a passenger, or you may have a claim against the other vehicle involved in that accident. For that reason, it’s important for you to contact a lawyer who is willing to represent you, against both the other vehicle and against the operator of the motorcycle on which you were a passenger.
Can I File a Claim if I Was Run Off the Road by Another Vehicle?
In addition to those motorcycle accidents where the bike was actually struck by another vehicle, there are incidents where you can be injured as a motorcycle rider when you’re forced off the road or forced to lay the bike down due to the negligent driving of another vehicle. In those instances, it’s very important that you contact a lawyer early on so that they can begin the investigation, including inspecting and documenting the scene. There may be evidence that will help prove that another vehicle forced you off the road.
How Much Is My Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?
One of the most difficult questions that a lawyer can be asked by a client is, “What’s my case worth?” What makes that so hard is that every person and every case is unique. The most important factor to valuing a case is how the injuries affect your life. Until a lawyer understands your injuries, your lifestyle, your job, it’s very difficult for them to evaluate the case. I hear many stories where potential clients are told in an initial meeting what their case is worth. I’m not sure how a lawyer can do that without the proper investigation and without waiting and finding out whether their client recovers, what that recovery takes, and the affect the recovery has had on the client’s life.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a crash and have questions about motorcycle accident injuries? Contact our experienced Pittsburgh motorcycle accident lawyers at Accident & Injury Law Group today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation.