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Which Law Firm is Best at Handling Injuries From Motorcycle and ATV Accidents?
Often only a helmet or protective clothing separates a motorcyclist from the pavement.
Motorcycles or any type of recreational vehicle (ATV, UTV, quads, recreational off-road vehicle, off-highway vehicle (OHV), side-by-side, and four-wheeler) accidents can result in catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death – even when the accident occurs at a relatively low speed.
The Pittsburgh attorneys at Schiffman Firm are prepared to handle both low-speed and high-speed motorcycle and ATV accidents. Our legal team draws from over 100 years of collective experience as a firm and thousands of personal injury cases in representing motorcycle accident victims. This, combined with the resources of our firm, our access to top experts, our riding and boating experience – and our determination to win – has resulted in countless major victories for our clients.
If you or someone you care about was injured while riding a motorcycle, ATV, or any other type of recreational vehicle like a motorized scooter – contact us today for a free case evaluation. There are no fees unless you win your case.
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Motorcycle Safety and Accident Statistics in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
How many motorcycle accidents are there in Pennsylvania?
Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania can be great destinations for motorcycle enthusiasts. The scenic routes mixed with the breathtaking views of downtown Pittsburgh create a uniuqe landscape that is only further enjoyed when riding with the freedom that you only get from a motorcycle.
Currently, Pennsylvania boasts over 800,000 licensed motorcyclists 1 and ranks in the top 10 nationwide for the number of motorcycle registrations 2. It’s becoming more common to see motorcyclists on the road – even when taking the shortest of trips, like a quick run to the grocery store.
The fact is, that when it comes to a car versus a motorcycle in a head-on collision – the car will almost always win. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania has seen a steady climb in fatal motorcycle injuries. In 2020 the state saw over 3,000 crashes with over 200 resulting in fatal accidents 3.
While it’s important that motorcyclists and ATV enthusiasts protect themselves on the road by wearing the proper equipment and adhering to rules of the road, it’s the job of everyone operating motor vehicles to ensure the safety of those they are sharing the roads with.
- U.S. Motorcycle Registration Estimates by State | statista.com
- Pennsylvania Motorcycle Statistics | PennDOT | Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
- 2020 Pennsylvania Crash Facts & Statistics (PennDOT | Pennsylvania Department of Transportation)
Standard, Crusiers, Scooters
What Are Some Different Types of Motorcycles?
Like cars and trucks, a motorcycle can be a broad term that encompasses a wide variety of different types, styles, and purposes.
From cruisers to sport bikes, each type of motorcycle is designed for a different type of ride, speed, and travel distance.
Different types of motorcycles you see in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Also referred to as “naked bikes” or “roadsters” – these are general-purpose street motorcycles with a more upright riding position
A classic America style that places the rider’s feet forward with the hands positioned relatively higher resulting in a sitting position that is leaning back slightly
A variety of a cruiser named because they are “chopped” or cut-down versions of a standard cruise
Motorcycles that emphasize top speeds, acceleration, braking, handling, and grip
Designed for long distances, these motorcycles typically feature larger engines, fuel tanks, and room to haul luggage
Off-road or dirt bikes
Bikes designed for riding off-road or on surfaces that are not conventionally paved
Motorcycles are widely recognized to have two wheels, however, three-wheeled motorcycles are becoming increasingly popular
Scooter and mopeds
Smaller engine motorcycles that are perfect for shorter distances and inner-city travel
Failing to Yield, Distracted Driving, Speeding
What Are Some Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
Because a motorcyclist will share the road and same lanes with cars, trucks, SUVs, and busses they can find themselves on the other end of an accident due to very similar causes of a regular car or truck accident.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
- Texting while driving
- Failing to see a motorcyclist
- Accidents caused by unsafe property management
- Failing to yield
- Road rage
- Distracted driving
- Driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Defective parts, products or manufacturer defects
Road Rash, Concussions, Brain Injuries
What are some common injuries in motorcycle and ATV accidents?
Because the end result of a motorcycle accident can be similar to a car or automobile accident, the types of injuries sustained can be indistinguishable. However, it’s important to note that due to the nature of motorcycle accidents and how much less a rider can be protected, the severity of these injuries can increase exponentially.
No matter the type of injury, the attorneys at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh are here to help you get what you deserve if you find yourself a victim of a motorcycle or ATV injury. Schiffman Firm also represents injured victims in product liability cases for defective and recalled recreational off-road vehicles (e.g. off-highway vehicles (OHVs), side-by-sides, four-wheelers, quads, and UTVs Contact one of our legal experts today for a free consultation.
Common Injuries From Motorcycle and ATV Accidents
- Concussions and head injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Dental damage including broken teeth and fractured jaws
- Cuts and scrapes
Medical Bill, Lost Wages, Pain and Suffering
What Is My Motorcycle or ATV Accident Case Worth?
After a motorcycle accident, it’s important to first seek medical attention to treat any injuries that may have been sustained. After, it’s time to seek the compensation you deserve, that’s where the attorneys at Schiffman Firm can help.
Because every case is different and each can present unique challenges and obstacles, it’s difficult to give an estimate on how much an individual can expect to be awarded if they become a victim of a motorcycle accident.
If you or someone you care about was a victim of a motorcycle or ATV accident, contact the attorneys at Schiffman Firm for a free consultation today.
Common Types of Compenstation for Damages After a Motorcycle Accident
- Past, current, and future medical bills
- Fee for rehabilitative / rehab therapy
- Home healthcare expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
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What Is the Role of an Attorney in a Motorcycle Accident Case?
The attorneys at Shiffman Firm have a wealth of expertise and a proven track record in successfully representing those who have suffered personal injuries – including injuries sustained in motorcycle and ATV accidents.
Our team will act as your mouthpiece when the insurance companies get involved to ensure nothing in your case can be used against you.
We’ll tackle your case at a micro-level, meaning our team will do their own independent investigation of your motorcycle accident case. This includes gathering witness statements, taking detailed photographs of the accident scene, seeking testimonies from experts within the industry, and more.
If you or someone you care about was hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact the attorneys at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh today for a free consultation and review of your case.
We Dig Deeper
Our team will investigate the scene of your motorcycle or ATV accident independently and with a level of detail that will help discover the tiny fragments that can help make or break your case.
We’ll take an exploratory approach by investigating every aspect of the accident from all parties involved, witnesses, and any available video footage – we’ll even canvas the conditions of the driving surface.
This type of investigation will not only help build your case, but it will also help determine if there was more than one liable party in your accident. All of this helps ensure fair and just compensation is awarded to our clients.
We Care About You and Your Results
While our attorneys are aggressive in the courtroom – our team is compassionate behind the scenes.
“Your Case is Our Cause” is more than a slogan, it’s how we treat every case and client. When you team up with Schiffman Firm you’re creating a partnership that goes beyond the courtroom. Our attorneys are available to talk at any time and will make your cause their mission.
We Take a Creative Approach to Your Case
Our legal team will take your case beyond standard negotiations.
We don’t expect to settle and we don’t think you should either (Read: Should I settle or go to court?). The attorneys and Schiffman Firm will look at every possible avenue to ensure you get the compensation you deserve from your motorcycle or ATV accident case.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Do I Do if I Am in Motorcycle or ATV Accident?
Your overall health safety is the first and primary concern. If you find yourself a victim of a motorcycle or ATV accident, seek proper attention medical attention. Even if your injuries appear to be minor, it’s very important to point out that your body may be suppressing pain due to being full of adrenaline after going through a traumatic experience like a motorcycle accident.
Once you or a loved one has the situation under reasonable control, contact a personal injury lawyer to help provide guidance on what to do next. Do not speak to any insurance companies until you have proper legal representation – your attorney should act as a liaison between the insurance companies on your behalf.
Some other items to consider:
- Take pictures of the accident scene and be sure to include images of all vehicles and motorcycles involved
- If you are unable to do so, try to contact a friend or family member to handle this for you
- Ensure that your accident is reported to the proper authorities and obtain copies of the filings
- Do not attempt to ride your motorcycle, even if it seems capable
- Have a licensed mechanic inspect your bike
- Be sure to follow and adhere to any medical instruction and doctor’s orders you receive
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