Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA Represent Victims
Diligent litigators pursue payment for medical bills and lost income
A tremendous amount of motorcycle accidents occur in Pennsylvania each year. These crashes are more likely to cause serious or fatal harm because bikers don’t have the protection that people inside cars and trucks do. Phil DiLucente & Associates, LLC in Pittsburgh advocates on behalf of Western Pennsylvania bikers who have been struck while riding within the state. Before you accept a settlement offer from a defendant or their insurance company, contact our firm to represent you so that we can evaluate the circumstances in your case and advise you on what type of damages you may receive.
Legal advocates outline common causes of motorcycle accidents
With more than 90 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys know how to litigate motorcycle accident cases. Common causes of these collisions include:
- Lane switching — Drivers who don’t take proper care when they switch lanes, make a left turn or pull into the street could cause a crash before a motorcycle rider has the chance to react.
- Aggressive driving — If a motorist is speeding or otherwise failing to follow traffic safety rules, their actions could cause a collision with a motorcycle rider.
- Hazardous roads and weather — Potholes and other road hazards create a bigger risk for a biker than for someone in a larger vehicle. Likewise, a sudden change in weather could make roads slick or limit a driver’s vision.
- Distractions — When someone is on their phone behind the wheel or distracted by something else, they might not see a motorcycle that has stopped in front of them.
Regardless of how you were hurt while riding your bike, we will assert your rights so that you can attempt to obtain payment to cover your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering.
Pittsburgh firm advises on motorcycle accidents and helmet laws
Pennsylvania law allows motorcycle riders 21 years of age and older to ride without a helmet so long as they have at least two years of experience on a bike or have taken a motorcycle safety course. By following the law, you not only reduce your risk of a serious traumatic brain injury, but can increase your potential recovery in a civil claim if you are struck. A defendant might allege that a rider who violated the helmet rule is partially to blame for a head injury that occurred as a result of a collision. Whether you’re wearing a helmet or not, you can suffer lasting harm to your brain and spinal cord in a motorcycle accident, so it’s critical to find a personal injury attorney who knows how to handle sophisticated medical evidence.
Diligent advocates work to establish fault when bikers get hurt
After a collision, parties frequently point fingers at each other about who’s to blame. If fault is disputed, we can retain investigators and auto accident reconstruction specialists to review the scene and collect critical evidence. In certain instances, the actions of a third party or an object negligently left in the road can force a biker to swerve into the path of another vehicle. We also analyze whether a manufacturing defect contributed to the injury.
Contact a diligent Pittsburgh motorcycle accident lawyer to set up a free consultation
Phil DiLucente & Associates, LLC represents motorcycle riders who have been hurt in collisions with negligent drivers. Please call 1.800.GET.PHIL or contact us online to make an appointment for a free initial consultation. Our office is on Grant Street in Downtown Pittsburgh.