Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys In Berks County
In the opinion of many avid motorcycle riders, Berks County is one the best places to be riding. There are a great many places to ride here including rolling countrysides, winding roads and straightaways where you can open up the throttle a bit and get in the "zone".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. Are all motorcycle accidents avoidable? One can do much to avoid being in an accident that is the fault of another motorist by maintaining constant vigilance in anticipating another driver's actions. 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 involved, often resulting in painful and debilitating injuries.
An Attorney Who Is a Licensed Motorcycle Rider Will Be Representing You
Some Berks County Pennsylvania attorneys call themselves "motorcycle accident lawyers," although they have no proven experience or results in this legal specialty. There are even some who give money to motorcycle organizations but have never even ridden a motorcycle! The difference between those personal injury lawyers who handle motorcycle cases and a true motorcycle lawyer is knowledge, reputation, experience and results. You have come to the right place if you are seeking a true motorcycle attorney who gets results. Top rated Berks County Motorcycle Accident 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 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. Gary Brod, a top rated biker attorney can even sign you up over the telephone with our quick sign-up process and we can start working on your case today. Gary Brod, a lawyer who knows the law and rides a bike knows how to try motorcycle cases and knows how to win settlements.
Why Choose Berks County Motorcycle Accident Attorney Gary Brod?
- Highest Ratings
- Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum/Best Law Firms in America 2016
- Proven Experience
- Top***** Reviews by Injured Riders
- Prompt, Personal Attention
- Convenient in home and hospital sign-up at no charge!
- No Recovery/ No fee
What sets this firm apart is that Berks County biker Attorney Gary Brod possesses the unique asset of on-the-road experience in his handling of all motorcycle cases as he is a licensed motorcycle rider. 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, Pennsylvania biker attorney Gary Brod is well versed in the mechanics of an accident, motorcycle injuries, and motorcycle law and safety. Only another experienced motorcyle 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.
- Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
- Auto/Truck Drivers and Motorcyclists
- Motorcycle Accident Statistics
- Motorcycles — Advantages and Risks
- DUI Limits Have Changed
Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers In Berks County
Our Berks 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
Many vehicle drivers don't pay attention to motorcycles on the road, or they don't adjust their driving for motorcycles in traffic. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-area motorcycle accident lawyers at The Brod Law Firm are quite familiar with the motorcycle accident 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 Berks 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 Berks County Motorcycle accident lawyers at the top rated 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 in Reading, Bala Cynwyd, and Philadelphia can help you.
Motorcycle Riding — Advantages and Risks in Berks County
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.
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 Reading, Philadelphia and Bala motorcycle accident injury attorneys 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:
- Auto Accidents
- Rear-end Collisions
- Head-on Collisions
- Bus, TrolleyBus, Trolley
- Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle
- Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers
- Personal Injury
Our Berks County, Pennsylvania-area motorcycle accident lawyers will advise you of your legal rights, whatever the type of vehicle accident and injury you've suffered. We are Berks County motorcycle accident attorneys and have been fighting for the rights of accident victims in Pennsylvania for over 30 years. Injury cases are all that we do.
Contact the Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at The Brod Law Firm In Berks 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:
- Can we settle the case without going to court?
- What is my case worth?
- Why does the Brod Law Firm so frequently win favorable settlements in Berks County motorcycle accidents?
- Why do I have to use my insurance company if I did nothing wrong to cause this accident? Do I have choices?
- Why get a lawyer if the insurance adjuster keeps calling me to settle my claim?
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. We have an easy online or phone sign-up process and we can begin work today.