A: There are different ways to recover for different types of damages after a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania. Not every motorcycle accident case results in a viable lawsuit against the other driver or other potentially liable parties. Success of a lawsuit depends on many factors such as nature and extent of damages, extent and proof of liability, etc.
Property damage claims can generally be made through the injured rider’s collision coverage, if purchased. If not, such a claim could be made through the responsible/negligent driver’s insurance. Each case is unique and it is important to discuss the options with a knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer in Pennsylvania.
For other types of financial losses, such as wages loss or medical bills, these types of losses can be recovered in a lawsuit against the negligent driver. The rider would make a claim against the negligent driver’s insurance company and file a lawsuit to obtain financial compensation.
A rider may recover for pain and suffering damages as well. However, Pennsylvania motor vehicle and motorcycle accident laws are very complex. Therefore it is important to discuss the case with an attorney as soon as possible.
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If you’d like a NO-COST review by our Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyers, call 215.925.4451. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation.
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:
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- NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities
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Published: June 4, 2012