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Litigating Damage Claims in Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits in Pennsylvania

Phil Blackman-Pennsylvania New Jersey Personal Injury LawyerPublished on behalf of Philip Blackman, an experienced personal injury lawyer who has devoted his entire career to helping individuals and families who have been injured due to medical malpractice, car accidents, fall accidents and more. FREE Consultations: 215.925.4451

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If not fatal, motorcycle accidents often leave riders with serious, life-changing injuries, such as disfigurement, scarring, broken bones, spine injuries, and head/brain injuries. These kinds of injuries necessitate significant medical treatment and bills. In addition jobs may be lost or at the very least, a rider may lose weeks or months of wages.

Litigation and Proof of Damages in a Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

A motorcycle accident case in Pennsylvania will almost always involve filing a lawsuit. The majority of the lawsuit will involve litigating issues in the case, such as extensive damages. Litigating medical expenses and bills means gathering all medical records and bills. There are two kinds of experts who will help to prove the extent of the medical damages and bills: medical experts and life care planners.

Life care planners are usually hired by plaintiff’s lawyers. These experts review all records and bills and project the future medical picture and how much it will cost.

Medical experts are usually medical doctors or specialists who evaluate the extent of the injuries and render an opinion as to whether an injury or symptom was caused by the motorcycle accident. In catastrophic motorcycle accidents, there may be multiple kinds of medical experts, such as, orthopedists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, etc.

Another and often overlooked way to prove the extent of the damages is through testimony of family and friends. Friends and family members can provide the details of recovery, the hardships the accident has caused and how the person and his or her family life has changed. Also, videos of the difficult recovery process may be helpful to drive home just how much a motorcycle accident has affected the rider. These are all powerful tools in presenting a damage claim to an insurance company, jury or judge.

For more information, contact a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer.

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Schwartz & Blackman handles motorcycle accident cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:

  • PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
  • NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities

*This website does not provide legal advice. Every case is unique and it is important to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case. See the full disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

Published: August 11, 2012

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