Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Erie, PA
Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
There were over 18,000 motorcycle accidents in Pennsylvania from 2012 through 2016. Motorcycle riders, however skilled, are vulnerable to accidents and injuries. The lack of structural protection and restraint leads to significant and sometimes catastrophic injuries, leaving victims significantly disabled and unable to work. In addition to involving severe physical injuries, motorcycle cases also present legal challenges. It is important to have a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer advise you about your rights and options after a motorcycle crash.
How Our Law Firm Helps After a Motorcycle Accident
The experienced Erie County motorcycle accident attorneys at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. thoroughly investigate each case to determine the cause and the proper defendants. We zealously represent accident victims in their fight for fair and equitable damages. Starting with a description of all your legal options, we will provide you with the information you need for making sound decisions. We will investigate the accident, take on insurance companies, and stand by you from the initial investigation through the ultimate resolution of your case.
In addition, using our firm will give you an advantage over the insurance company. Collectively, Attorneys Eric Purchase and Craig Murphey have over 40 years of experience working as insurance defense lawyers, handling many cases for Erie Insurance and State Farm Insurance. They have taught claims professionals and understand how to encourage insurance companies to settle cases for fair and just amounts. Beyond that, we have a former insurance adjuster on staff who understands the negotiation process, as well as the expected value of a case.
Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
The most common injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents include:
- Head and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, and open head injuries
- Road rash, a term used to describe the serious skin abrasions that can result from sliding across a roadway after the motorcycle goes down
- Muscle damage
- Nerve damage
- Leg fractures and other leg injuries
- Spinal cord injuries that cause paralysis
- Motorcycle accidents also result in a disproportionate number of deaths
Challenges of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents present challenges not often seen in more routine car accident cases. Many jurors are car operators and tend to be biased against motorcyclists. The accidents themselves, even though most often the fault of the other driver, must be thoroughly investigated and their facts carefully prepared in order to effectively persuade juries of the negligence of the car or truck operator.
Insurance coverage in Pennsylvania motorcycle accident cases is also more complicated. Most Pennsylvania auto insurance companies force motorcyclists to insure motorcycles separately from their other vehicles. This often results in low or limited coverage. When coupled with the exclusionary clauses that frequently apply, motorcycle accident insurance can result in complex coverage determinations.
Whatever the challenges presented by your case, having experienced and knowledgeable lawyers on your side after a motorcycle accident can make a big difference.
Contact Our Erie, Pennsylvania Law Firm After a Motorcycle Crash
For more information, contact the experienced and knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. in Erie, PA by calling 814-833-7100 or toll free at 814-833-7100. You may also use our website’s contact form. We genuinely care about you and the outcome of your case.