Traveling by motorcycle can be dangerous even if you take every safety precaution as a rider. Sadly, many drivers are reckless around motorcyclists and do not give them the space and respect they deserve on the road. If another motorist causes you to get into a wreck while riding, it can be hard to get paid for your injuries without experienced legal counsel from a Hershey motorcycle accident lawyer.
At Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers, we have over 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of injured clients. For instance, our team represented an individual who was a passenger on a motorcycle that crashed into a car on Route 11. Our client suffered broken ribs, a lung injury, and a broken leg. In just four months, we recovered $250,000 for this client.
Founding Partner Jon Ostroff and the rest of our dedicated team can handle every aspect of your claim and allow you to focus on recovering from your injuries. From collecting evidence that shows who is at fault for your crash to figuring out how much compensation to demand through a settlement proposal or lawsuit, our attorneys will be your dependable allies throughout every stage of your case.
Common Injuries from Motorcycle Wrecks in Hershey
Even with a helmet on, motorcyclists are still at high risk of suffering severe injuries in crashes, especially when collisions involve a multi-ton bus or truck. Even “minor” injuries like broken bones and muscle tears could put you out of work for weeks or months, leave you with expensive medical bills, and cause significant physical and mental pain.
Severe motorbiking accidents can cause damage to the brain, spine, or internal organs. The consequences of injuries like this are often permanent. This means that you may need to seek payment for losses that don’t have objective financial value and will last for the rest of your life, like the lost ability to work and loss of life’s pleasures. Support from a motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm will be key to assigning an accurate financial value to your case and ensuring you receive the compensation you need.
Proving Someone to Blame for a Motorbiking Crash
Like any other accident, filing a lawsuit after a motorcycle crash generally means proving that the person who caused your crash was legally “negligent.” In plain terms, this means proving that all the facts below apply to your specific case:
- The other driver had a “duty” to follow the law and generally act like a reasonable person—which is a given for most civil claims based on a traffic accident
- The other driver did something careless or reckless enough to count as a “breach” of that responsibility
- The “breach” was the main cause of your accident, which then directly caused you to be injured in a way that required professional medical care
- Every loss you want to be paid for through your claim was caused directly by an injury you suffered in your accident
In many cases, it is also essential to prove you weren’t negligent leading up to your accident—for example, by breaking a traffic law or not wearing a helmet. A motorcycle wreck lawyer in Hershey can explain how this kind of “comparative fault” could affect your case during a private meeting.
Talk to a Hershey Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Whenever someone causes a traffic accident in Pennsylvania, they may be held legally liable to pay for any losses they cause to others. This rule applies to crashes involving motorcycles as well as commuter cars. At Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers, we understand how devastating a crash can be for a motorcyclist, and we know how to fight like hell to hold the negligent party accountable.
A Hershey motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm can protect your best interests and work to get you paid fairly for your injuries. Call today to learn more in a free consultation.