Chester County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

motorcycle accident lawyers serving chester county

  Experienced Rider and Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Serving Chester County

Some Chester County and other Pennsylvania attorneys call themselves "motorcycle accident lawyers," although they have no proven experience or results in this legal specialty.Noone who rides expects to get in an accident but it is always in the back of the rider's minds because the consequences are far more dire.Unfortunately, despite all caution some accidents are unavoidable. Being in a motorcycle accident cannot compare to being in a car accident where you are protected by the body of the car. The motorcycle crash is probably one of the most frightening types of accidents and can happen in a split second because of the tremendous and immediate force of the impact. The motorcyclist is not restrained by a seat belt and is often thrown off the bike by the speed and forces of impact often resulting in painful and debilitating injuries. We have represented many motorcyclists who have been seriously injured in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, in addition to the physical and emotional impact of the crash the disruption your life can create an overwhelming situation where you are faced with  medical costs quickly spiraling out of control and mounting financial losses due to the inability to work. You have come to the right office if you are seeking a true motorcycle attorney who represents motorcycle riders injured in traffic accidents and gets top results. Attorney Gary Brod has been litigating and settling motorcycle cases for more than three decades. He has successfully resolved more than 241 motorcycle cases in various jurisdictions throughout Pennsylvania, including Chester, Berks, Montgomery, Philadelphia and 44 other Counties, as well as nationwide. He takes special pride in representing motorcycle injury accident victims because he is a motorcycle rider himself.

Not Your Average Chester County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

What sets this firm apart is that Attorney Gary Brod possesses the unique advantage of his on-the-road experience in his handling of all motorcycle cases as he is a licensed motorcycle rider in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Not only is he licensed but he has taken the Pennsylvania State Motorcycle Safety Course and scored a 99% on the written test.  Riding a motorcycle is a unique experience many times more physically and mentally demanding than operating an automobile. No one can claim to stand in the shoes of a motorcycle rider, except another rider. By virtue of his experience, top rated motorcycle attorney Gary Brod is well versed in the mechanics of an accident, motorcycle injuries, and motorcycle law and safety. Only another experienced motorcycle rider has the perspective from the rider's standpoint to effectively and credibly communicate from that vantage point to obtain maximum leverage at the negotiating table or courtroom. He's a lawyer who understands what motorcyclists deal with, and when you speak with him, you'll see that he treats motorcyclists with the respect, understanding, and attention they deserve.

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Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers In Chester County

Our Chester County-area motorcycle accident lawyers know that the injuries sustained by motorcycle accident clients range in type and severity depending on how the motorcycle and vehicle collided, the speed at which the vehicles were traveling at the time of impact, and the size and make of the vehicles involved. We also understand the unique aspects of motorcycle accident cases, including:

  • Pennsylvania laws pertaining to motorcycles
  • The frequent jury bias against motorcyclists
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Motorcycle design and manufacturing issues
  • Roadway design problems

If you've been in a Pennsylvania-area motorcycle accident, our lawyers can give you guidance and represent you in court if appropriate — whether you were the person operating the motorcycle, a second rider, or if you were the driver of the other vehicle in the accident. The serious physical injuries or fatalities that are often the result of a motorcycle accident present significant medical costs, loss of income, and severe emotional distress to the injured and family members. Damages to the motorcycle may also be a major expense. If you've been involved in any kind of motorcycle accident, our lawyers will fight hard to achieve a fair and satisfying outcome for your case.

Auto/Truck Drivers and Motorcyclists In Chester County

Many vehicle drivers don't pay attention to motorcycles on the road, or they don't adjust their driving for motorcycles in traffic. The Chester County Pennsylvania-area motorcycle accident lawyers at The Brod Law Firm are quite familiar with the personal injury liability issues surrounding such vehicle or motorcycle collisions. Indeed, in many motorcycle accidents, a distracted or inattentive car, truck, or SUV driver is negligent. Common motorcycle accidents of this kind occur when the car, truck, or SUV driver:

  • turns directly in front of an oncoming motorcyclist
  • pulls out into traffic in front of a motorcycle
  • misinterprets the speed or handling capability of a motorcycle on the road
  • at an intersection, fails to yield the right-of-way to a motorcycle rider
  • runs through a stop sign or a red light
  • never notices the motorcyclist on the street or freeway
  • is distracted at the wrong moment, or
  • is driving while intoxicated

Motorcyclists who have been injured in a collision with a car, truck, SUV or other vehicle are entitled to compensation if the defendant was negligent.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

As the Chester County, Pennsylvania-area motorcycle accident lawyers at The Brod Law Firm can confirm, motorcycle accidents are not a rare occurrence. In fact, according to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), roughly 4,500 motorcyclists were killed in traffic across the United States in 2005, and another 87,000 were injured. In 2005 in Pennsylvania alone, 205 motorcyclists died in traffic accidents.

The NHTSA also reported in 2004 that motorcyclists are 34 times more likely to die and eight times more likely to be injured in a motor vehicle accident compared to occupants of a passenger car, figured per vehicle-mile. Contact the Chester County area motorcycle lawyers at The Brod Law Firm if you've been injured or a family member has been killed in a motorcycle accident — we have the experience and skills to help you at this difficult time. Our attorneys serving Chester County can help you.

Motorcycle Riding — Advantages and Risks

Motorcycle riding provides an individual with many advantages:

  • saving money on gas
  • less effect on the environment
  • easy parking
  • ability to use carpool lanes
  • the “wind in your hair” (or helmet) feeling

However, because motorcycle operators are much more exposed than the occupants of cars or trucks, motorcyclists often experience major injuries and fatalities, compared to minor injuries usually sustained by passengers of the cars, SUVs, and trucks that collide with motorcycles.

Moderate motorcycle accident injuries include head, neck, and back injuries, as well as broken bones, cuts and bruises, and other soft-tissue injuries. For motorcyclists, severe injuries are often sustained in the event of a collision, including brain damage, spinal fractures, and internal damage. These types of injuries can be followed by medical, rehabilitation, and home care expenses, loss of income, and disability.

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DUI Limits Have Changed

The legal blood alcohol limit for operating a motorcycle or other motor vehicle in Pennsylvania and most states has been reduced — from 1.0 to .08 (g/dL).

It's not very hard to achieve a blood alcohol limit of .08, so be careful. There is a major nationwide crackdown on driving while under the influence, and the penalties are not pleasant. The penalties are far more severe for motorcyclists than for automobile operators, and they include substantial fines, license suspension, and incarceration.

Note also that the refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test can result in a license suspension. Contact our Chester County area motorcycle lawyers to find out more about the consequences of a DUI charge.

We have offices in Philadelphia, Reading, and Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. The legal services at The Brod Law Firm extend to all types of traffic accidents, including:

Our Chester County, Pennsylvania-area motorcycle accident lawyers will advise you of your legal rights, whatever the type of vehicle accident and injury you've suffered.

     Towns We Serve in Chester County

  • Avondale, PA
  • Birchrunville, PA
  • Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Chatham, PA
  • Chester Springs, PA
  • Chesterbrook, PA
  • Coatesville, PA
  • Cochranville, PA
  • Downingtown, PA
  • Exton, PA
  • Honeybrook, PA
  • Kennet Square, PA
  • Kimberton, PA
  • Lewisville, PA
  • Lionville, PA
  • Malvern, PA
  • New London, PA
  • Nottingham, PA
  • Oxford, PA
  • Paoli, PA
  • Pennsburry, PA
  • Phoenixville, PA
  • Schuylkill Township, PA
  • South Coventry Township, PA
  • Spring City, PA
  • Unionville, PA
  • Valley Forge, PA
  • West Chester, PA

Other Types of Personal Injury Cases Handled by Chester County Personal Injury Lawyer Gary Brod

  • Vans Carrying Passengers
  • AMTRAK Accidents
  • Limited Tort
  • SEPTA
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Burns
  • Baby Birth Injuries
  • Workers Compensation injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Dangerous drug injuries

Contact the Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at The Brod Law Firm Serving Chester County

Whatever your circumstances, our attorneys can discuss your legal rights and options with you and help you through the insurance and legal processes to achieve the right outcome for you. You may have many questions, such as:

For the answers to these questions and all of your concerns see our FAQ section. 

Don't settle for less than you deserve. Insurance companies have trial lawyers. Shouldn't you have an experienced personal injury trial lawyer on your side? Obtain the benefits that a seasoned trial lawyer can provide you. Call Gary Brod anytime at 888-435-7946 (888-HELPWIN) for a free no obligation consultation and explanation of your legal rights or contact us online.

 

Speak To An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Trusted and respected for over 30 yrs we have been the law firm of choice for injured Pennsylvania accident victims and their families Whether you were injured in a car accident, slip and fall or have been the victim of medical malpractice we are here to help right now. Our clients are our best spokespersons.

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We know this is your one case and no stone is left unturned regardless of the severity of your injury or if it concerns the death of a loved one. We know how the insurance companies operate inside and out. We have the skills and experience to effectively communicate the magnitude of your pain and suffering in a manner that will generate the maximum recovery for you. Speak to attorney Gary Brod today for no charge.

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