Good work on handling my case Stuart. I was only expecting my bike to be replaced and medical bills to be paid but you were able to put a few dollars in my pocket as well.
According to The Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles, there were more than 3,413 police-reported accidents involving motorcycles in 2015. Of these motorcycle accidents, 176 results in fatal injuries for the motorcyclist or the passenger of the motorcycle. When a motorcyclist is involved in any type of accident, the injuries are usually more serious than if involved in a crash while driving or occupying other types of vehicles, even if safety gear is worn. Serious injuries can include broken bones and other fractures, internal hemorrhaging, spinal cord injuries, and brain injuries. These types of injuries can affect a motorcycle rider for the rest of his or her life.
Medical bills, rehabilitation therapy, and lost wages are all very costly. A lawyer with experience and dedication can help victims quickly and thoroughly regain their quality of life. Here are some of the reasons you need Stuart Carpey to help you handle your case:
Stuart A. Carpey is a an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Philadelphia committed to protecting injured motorcyclists’ legal rights and providing quality legal services to motorcyclists and their families.
To determine if your motorcycle accident is worth pursuing, the following factors are important to consider:
In general, filing a personal injury claim can be unsettling, particularly when you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident. Injuries from motorcycle accidents can result in time off work, medical bills and pain and suffering. Learning about the claim process can help you deal with the anxiety in filing a personal injury case. Stuart A. Carpey is an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Philadelphia who can ease your anxieties, let you know what you can expect, and make the overall claim process smoother.
Note: Not every step will be applicable in every case.
In Pennsylvania, no motorcycle rider can be subject to the limited tort threshold. This means that if you are injured while riding your motorcycle, no restriction is placed on your ability to bring a claim for money damages that you can receive for pain and suffering. You will nonetheless be restricted in the amount you can claim depending on the insurance coverage the at-fault defendant carried on his or her insurance policy, and whether you purchased uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage in sufficient amounts on your own policy to protect yourself.
Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage protects the rider in the event that they are injured by a person who doesn’t have enough – or any – insurance to cover the claim. Riders should always add medical expense coverage to their motorcycle policies as well.
Motorcycle insurance can be confusing. At Carpey Law Firm, we will gladly review your auto or motorcycle insurance policy at no cost to you. Contact us today!
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Recent cases handled by Carpey Law Firm include cases involving two motorcyclists who were involved in an accident with motor vehicles. Both bikers needed major surgery, which involved long hospitalizations and immense medical bills. The person who caused the accident ran a stop sign.
In another case, we represented a motorcyclist who was sideswiped by a motor vehicle on the highway. The motorist fled the scene, but luckily the client carried a sufficient amount of UIM coverage on his motorcycle insurance policy. Although the client needed surgery, his insurance coverage was such that he had a case to pursue and was able through the help of Carpey Law Firm to obtain more than sufficient compensation for his injuries.
If you needed another reason to hire Stuart Carpey to handle your motorcycle accident case, then here it is: Stuart Carpey has proudly and actively supported the local biker community for almost 30 years now! Check out some of his recent involvement in the biker community below!
If you think you may have a case, don’t hesitate to get in touch. These links might be of interest to you in determining whether or not to take legal action:
Call toll free at 1-800-422-8286 to set up a free consultation with Stuart A. Carpey, a nationally known motorcycle accident attorney in Philadelphia. You can also visit our office locations listed below. Also, consider requesting free copies of Stuart A. Carpey’s books Purchasing Auto Insurance in Pennsylvania and the 10 Biggest Mistakes that Can Wreck Your Accident Case. Read more about Motorcycle Safety.