Motorcycle Accident FAQ

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A motorcycle accident can turn your life upside-down in seconds. It only takes one negligent driver to cause an accident – one who was speeding, driving recklessly or was distracted. You’re left injured and are suddenly faced with rising medical expenses. You deserve financial compensation for the damages you’ve suffered.

The attorneys at Romanow Law Group know the impact an injury from a motorcycle accident can have. We know you have a lot of questions about what happens next, and we’re here to help you with the answers. Our firm builds strong cases and fight insurance companies to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Some common questions after a motorcycle accident include:

If you were hurt in a Pittsburgh motorcycle accident, learn more about how we can help. One of our motorcycle accident lawyers can review the details of your crash, go over your legal options and answer any other questions you have. Schedule a free consultation by calling 1-844-GET-MORE or contacting us online.

Do I need to see a doctor if I feel OK?

Yes. Motorcycle accidents can cause head injuries or internal injuries, and there may be no symptoms at first. No matter how you feel following a motorcycle accident, it’s important for a doctor to conduct a physical exam to make sure that you are healthy or to treat any injuries that you do have before they become worse.

Seeing a doctor can also protect your rights when you seek compensation for your motorcycle accident. A doctor will document the injuries you suffered as a result of the accident. This documentation will be valuable evidence if an insurance company argues you weren’t injured or that your injuries weren’t serious.

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Should I give a recorded statement to the insurance company?

No. Soon after your motorcycle accident, you may be contacted by an insurance adjuster. You may be asked to give a recorded statement about the motorcycle accident. Or you may be asked to answer a few questions. You know what happened to you, so giving a statement seems harmless.

Don’t be fooled. The insurance company is trying to trick you into saying something that can be used to try to limit the compensation you receive. They may try to cast doubt about whether a negligent driver really caused the crash or make it sound like the accident was your fault. If you are contacted by an insurance company, politely refuse to answer questions then call your lawyer.

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Should I accept a settlement for my motorcycle accident?

You are contacted by the insurance company soon after your accident with what seems like good news – they are willing to pay you! They’ve come up with a settlement offer and are promising quick payment. This may come at the right time, just as your medical expenses are adding up. It can be tempting to accept.

Talk to a lawyer first. The insurance company is only making this offer because they believe it will help them save money. Their offer is likely to fall far short of covering all the damages you suffered in your motorcycle accident. An experienced lawyer can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.

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How much money can I get?

Every case is different. The value of your case depends on many different factors. These include the types of injuries you suffered, the seriousness of those injuries and if you will be left with any permanent disability or disfigurement. Other factors include whether you missed time from work and the limits on the insurance policy.

One of our lawyers can review your case and give you a good idea of what to expect. We can’t promise an exact amount, but we can promise that we will take your case seriously and fight to help you recover maximum compensation. We have obtained big results for clients through negotiated settlements and jury verdicts.

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What types of damages can I recover after a motorcycle accident?

You can seek compensation for all the damages you have suffered. This includes compensation for all medical expenses related to your injuries, both now and in the future. You can seek compensation for lost wages if you couldn’t work. Other damages may include pain and suffering, loss of future earning capacity and disfigurement.

One of our attorneys will review your case to determine all the damages you have suffered in your motorcycle accident. We’re not interested in making a quick settlement with the insurance company. Our goal is to get you as much compensation as possible, even if that means going to court.

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What if the driver who hit me won’t accept responsibility?

This is common. Negligent drivers in motorcycle accidents typically deny responsibility and don’t even admit to doing anything wrong. Insurance companies are happy to believe them, because they want to pay you as little as possible.

That’s why our legal team investigates your motorcycle accident to get the facts. We gather evidence, including footage from any nearby video cameras. We review accident reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult some of the top experts in the country to help us understand how your accident happened. This helps us build a strong case that insurance companies must take seriously.

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Why should I hire Romanow Law Group?

When you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, our law firm has the experience, legal knowledge, resources and commitment to success that is needed to help you recover maximum compensation. We’re not a general practice firm. We’re not a settlement factory. We fight to help the injured recover the compensation they deserve.

Attorney David Romanow has worked for large law firms and obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for clients. Attorney Ismail Yousef has a doctor of pharmacy degree and understands the types of injuries that occur in motorcycle accidents and how they affect people. We will put in the time and the effort to build strong cases that get results.

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How long do I have to take legal action after a motorcycle accident?

In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against negligent parties. That sounds like a long time, but it can take months to build a strong case. The longer you wait, however, the more difficult it gets. Over time, evidence can be lost or destroyed, and the memories of witnesses can fade.

If you’ve been hurt in a Pittsburgh motorcycle accident, we encourage you to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our firm can get right to work on your case to make sure important evidence is preserved and witnesses are interviewed. If you can’t make it to our office, one of our attorneys can meet you at home or in your hospital room.

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