Proven Pittsburgh Lawyers Handle Motorcycle Accident Litigation
Accomplished Western Pennsylvania advocates represent injured riders
Motorcycles provide little or no protection to their riders, so collisions with cars or trucks often result in serious injury or death. At Rudberg Law Offices, LLC, we provide strong representation to riders so that they can collect fair compensation for the harm caused in these crashes. Compared to occupants of passenger cars, motorcyclists are approximately 16 times more likely to be killed in an accident and three times more likely to be injured. Unfortunately, too many car and truck drivers are unaware of motorcycle road rights, and cultural biases against bikers sometimes limit the financial recovery awarded to victims. Our lawyers will not let you accept an inadequate settlement offer because we have a detailed understanding of the law and are committed to holding negligent drivers accountable. Whether your case is concluded by a trial or settlement, our accomplished Western Pennsylvania litigators will provide the support you need to obtain a favorable result.
Dedicated law firm provides effective counsel to bike crash victims
If you have been hurt in an accident, we will confront negligent drivers and insurance companies to secure compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other available damages. Our knowledgeable personal injury litigators will advise you on the legal issues that might affect your case, including:
- Road rights — The most common reason given by the negligent motorist is that he or she “did not see” the motorcycle. Motorcyclists, however, are not invisible and they have the same road rights that larger vehicles have.
- Turn signals — Though many bikes have turn signals, Pennsylvania law does not require motorcycles to have them. Drivers cannot use the lack of signal lights to excuse their failure to pay proper attention on the road.
- “Ride on red” law — This law was originally enacted for motorcycle riders, because their bikes often fail to trip the sensor on traffic lights. It now states that any vehicle may proceed through a red light with due care if the signal does not change from red to green in a reasonable amount of time.
Like claims arising out of other auto accidents, a Pennsylvania motorcycle crash lawsuit must be filed within two years of the incident. Prompt action gives you the best chance to achieve a successful result, and we provide a free initial consultation to help get you started.
Contact a skillful Pittsburgh motorcycle accident lawyer for a free initial consultation
Rudberg Law Offices, LLC represents motorcycle accident victims and other personal injury plaintiffs throughout Western Pennsylvania. Please a call 412-488-6000 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Pittsburgh office.