Was Your Life Changed By A Motorcycle Accident?
Compared to others on the road, motorcyclists are more vulnerable than almost any other driver. Without the protections of a steel frame, seat belts or air bags, riders can be severely injured when collisions occur.
At DiLoreto, Cosentino & Bolinger, we are equipped to help clients pursue personal injury lawsuits to recover compensation for serious injuries arising from motorcycle and other motor vehicle accidents.
We are also available to represent families of those who lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident. We understand that no amount of financial compensation can make up for the loss of life, but it can give you the resources you need to begin moving forward.
Our firm is recognized throughout the region as a firm that gives honest, straightforward advice to clients, enabling them to make informed choices about their futures. Our firm is rated AV-Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available. When you come to us to represent you after a motorcycle accident, you can rest assured that we will prepare the strongest possible case on your behalf.
The Skill to Overcome Prejudice Against Motorcyclists
While you focus on recovering from your injuries, the legal team at DiLoreto, Cosentino & Bolinger will work to overcome one of the greatest challenges presented in many motorcycle accident cases. That challenge is the prejudice that many people have against motorcycle riders.
Drivers of cars and trucks often do not understand the dynamics involved with motorcycles and bikes. That leads them to assume that the rider must be at least partially to blame for the accident. Insurance companies and their lawyers know how to take advantage of that sentiment. In a state like Pennsylvania, where an injured person will not be compensated if found 51 percent or more at fault, this misconception can have major consequences.
All of this means that securing fair compensation in a motorcycle case requires lawyers who are thorough and skilled, lawyers who can build strong cases. Our firm is known for these abilities. We will prepare your case by collaborating with accident investigators, reconstructionists, medical doctors and economic experts. By utilizing these recognized, credible resources, we help clients recover the compensation they deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions After A Motorcycle Accident
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, you likely have numerous questions about how to proceed, what your rights are and whether you will be able to receive compensation. Below, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about motorcycle accidents.
In most situations, however, the best way to receive the specific answers you need after a motor vehicle accident is by talking directly to an attorney who understands the details of your situation.
I Wasn’t Wearing My Helmet During The Accident. Can I Still Receive Compensation?
In Pennsylvania, motorcyclists who are 20 years of age or younger are required to wear helmets. However, if the other driver was at fault for the accident, you may be able to receive compensation regardless of whether you were wearing a helmet. Not wearing a helmet affects the amount of compensation you receive, but it should not prevent you from receiving compensation.
The Driver Who Hit Me Doesn’t Have Insurance. Who Will Pay My Doctor’s Bills And The Repairs For My Bike?
Although all motorists in Pennsylvania are required to carry auto insurance, many drivers are uninsured or underinsured. In those situations, you may still be able to receive compensation for your medical bills and the damage your bike sustained. Many motorists’ auto insurance policies have personal injury protection (PIP), which means that your insurance may provide the coverage you need.
A Driver Turned Left In Front Of My Motorcycle. Who Was At Fault For The Accident?
In almost all situations, the driver making a left turn is liable for accidents caused by collision with oncoming traffic.
What Is Comparative Negligence, And How Does It Affect The Compensation I Receive?
Comparative negligence refers to how much each driver is at fault for the accident. In Pennsylvania, accident victims do not receive compensation if they are found 51 percent at fault for the accident. Working with an experienced lawyer can help ensure that the negligent party’s insurance company offers you the compensation you need and deserve.
If I Was Injured In A Motorcycle Accident, Do I Really Need An Attorney?
Although you are not legally required to work with an attorney, there is no reason not to. Many insurance companies offer accident victims settlements that are significantly lower than their cases are worth, with the goal of ending the cases quickly. At DiLoreto, Cosentino & Bolinger, we have the skills and experience to help you receive the full and fair compensation that your case is worth.
We also handle all motor vehicle accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay no attorney fees unless we obtain a favorable financial settlement on your behalf. We also advance other costs — such as the cost of litigation, deposition costs, filing fees and expert witness fees — which means you are not responsible for those costs, even if we don’t win your case.
Contact Us For Help | Free Consultations
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident on Pennsylvania roads, the skilled legal team at DiLoreto, Cosentino & Bolinger is ready to help. To arrange a free initial consultation, toll free 866-967-7235 or contact our law firm online.
We take all cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no attorney’s fees unless we win your case. In addition, we also advance all costs of litigation, such as deposition costs, filing fees and expert witness fees. Even if we are not successful in obtaining money damages for you, you are not responsible for those costs.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.