Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
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In the opinion of many avid motorcycle riders, Luzerne County is one the best places to be riding. There are a variety of many great places to ride, scenic routes, and nearby Pocono mountains, winding roads and straightaways where you can throttle up a bit without interruption, and get in the "zone". Make no mistake, representing an injured motorcycle rider is serious business and requires an attorney with specialized knowledge and skill. For one thing, being in a motorcycle accident cannot compare to being in a car accident where you are protected by the shell of the car. Not surprisingly we have represented many bikers who have been seriously injured in local traffic accidents in the cities and towns such as Hazleton more so than even on the so called open roads. We are familiar with the perils to motorcyclists of PA State Routes 80, 81, and the Northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The motorcycle crash is probably one of the most frightening types of accidents, happening in the flash of an instant, because of the full and immediate force of the impact. The motorcyclist is not restrained by a seat belt and is often thrown from the bike by the speed and force of impact often resulting in painful and debilitating injuries. Everything was fine just a moment ago, suddenly, now your life is in turmoil, its not your fault, you are hurt, can't work for who knows how long, and on top of that the insurance company is giving you the run around and you have others you have to take care of. What do you do? We are available to help you now to ease the burden, 24/7, 365 days a year because accidents can happen anytime. You can trust Gary Brod and his team to handle your motorcycle accident with individualized personalized attention and the top representation to get you what you deserve. Don't take our word for it. See what our clients say and write about Gary Brod and the Brod Law Firm as well as our 5 star reviews on Google and Avvo.
He takes special pride in representing motorcycle injury accident victims because he is a motorcycle rider himself. Gary Brod, a lawyer who knows the law and rides a bike knows how to try motorcycle cases and knows how to win them in court and in settlements. Attorney Gary Brod is 100% committed to representing injured motorcycle rider an alumnus of Wilkes University located in the heart of Wilkes Barre.
Recent Recoveries For Serious Injuries:
POLICY LIMITS SETTLEMENT for Wrongful Death from the responsible motorist's insurance carrier and additional $250,000 POLICY LIMITS SETTLEMENT from applicable Underinsured Motorist Carrier with stacked coverages : Retired 59 year old motorcycle rider and married father of three was struck at intersection and succumbed from internal injuries after brief hospitalization.
$250,000.00 POLICY LIMITS SETTLEMENT for 27 year old motorcycle rider who sustained fractured wrist and shoulder dislocation when motorist disregarded stop sign.
$162,325 SETTLEMENT for 35 yr old truck driver for broken ribs, friction burns, lacerations, broken ring and forefinger, back and neck sprains from rearend accident.
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As an established motorcycle accident lawyer who has local offices in Luzerne County, attorney Gary Brod has the the home field advantage with his insider knowledge of insurance companies, in knowing the court procedures, court personnel and in having familiarity with the judges and lawyers all of which place him in the best position to obtain top settlements.
Question: When I am hurt in a motorcycle accident how do I get paid for my damages to my motorcycle and for pain and suffering?
Answer: Keep in mind that when you make a claim or file a lawsuit in Pennsylvania the insurance company pays you, not the actual party involved unless they are a large company who is self-insured.
We don't tolerate any insurance company pushing our clients around. Because we have over 30 years experience exclusively representing injured motorcycle riders, top rated Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County motorcycle attorney, Gary Brod knows how to get the insurance companies to listen, take your case seriously and get them to pay you what you deserve.
Not Your "Average" Wilkes Barre-Scranton Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Some Hazleton and other Pennsylvania attorneys call themselves "motorcycle accident lawyers," although they have no proven experience or results in this legal specialty. 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 Wilkes Barre Motorcycle Accident Attorney Gary Brod has been litigating and settling motorcycle cases for more than three decades. He has successfully resolved more than 341 motorcycle cases in various jurisdictions throughout Pennsylvania, including Luzerne, Lehigh Berks, Montgomery, Philadelphia and 44 other Counties, as well as nationwide.
What Do You Get When You Choose Wilkes Barre Motorcycle Accident Attorney Gary Brod?
- Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Best Law Firms in America 2022
- Proven Experience & Top Results In Motorcycle Accident Cases
- Top Reviews***** by Injured Riders
- Prompt, Personal Attention
- No Recovery/ No fee
- Insider Knowledge about How Insurance Companies Operate
- We have convenient in home and hospital visits at no charge!
What sets this firm apart is that top rated Reading 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 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.
- 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 Wilkes Barre
Our Wilkes Barre, Luzerne 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 Wilkes Barre
Many vehicle drivers don't pay attention to motorcycles on the road, or they don't adjust their driving for motorcycles in traffic. The Wilkes Barre, 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 Wilkes Barre, 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 highly rated Hazleton motorcycle accident 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 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania can help you.
Motorcycle Riding — Advantages and Risks In Wilkes Barre
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 Hazleton motorcycle accident lawyers to find out more about the consequences of a DUI charge.
We also 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, Trolley
- Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle
- Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers
- Personal Injury
Our Wilkes Barre, 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 Hazleton motorcycle accident attorneys and have been protecting the rights of accident victims in Wilkes Barre and surrounding areas for over 27 years. Because Injury cases are all that The Brod Law Firm has handled you have the peace of mind to know that Gary Brod is 100% in your corner always. The Brod Law Firm advantage is that besides handling Hazleton, Pennsylvania Motorcycle accident cases, Top rated accident attorney Gary Brod handles a vast array of all types of motor vehicle and personal injury cases and therefore brings his total 30 years of skill, training and experience to bear on any one case with the goal of pursuing the quickest and best path to a successful result for you.
Why Is Gary Brod Considered a Top Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
- Highest Ratings in Personal Injury
- Licensed Motorcycle Rider
- Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Best Law Firms in America 2022
- Proven Experience and Results
- Five Star Ratings by Accident Victims
Contact the Wilkes Barre Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at The Brod Law Firm
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?
- Why does the Brod Law Firm so frequently win favorable settlements in Wilkes Barre motorcycle accidents?
- What is my case worth?
- Why do I have to use my insurance company if I did nothing wrong to cause this accident? Do I have choices?
- What do I do 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 also have an easy phone sign-up process and we can begin work today.