Easton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Advocating The Rights Of Motorcycle Accident Victims
An unspoken bias exists against those injured in motorcycle accidents. Bikers are seen as carefree, reckless motorists who willingly subject themselves to tragic accidents. Insurance companies and juries involved in personal injury claims have the tendency to side with the party causing the accident rather than the biker.
At the Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy, in Easton, Pennsylvania, we stand strong against the social stigmas surrounding motorcycle accidents. We recognize the dangers associated with riding motorcycles, but work to prove that our clients are not responsible for the debilitating bodily damage they’ve suffered. We have aggressively advocated for the rights of motorcycle accident victims for more than 35 years, holding the truly responsible parties liable for the destruction they have caused.
If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident or a survivor left behind after a fatal crash, do not hesitate to call us at 610-258-9955. We offer a free consultation to discuss your options for pursuing a personal injury claim. All motorcycle accident cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. You will not be charged attorney fees unless we are successful in your case.*
Securing The Compensation Needed Now And In The Future
The aftermath of a motorcycle accident is often devastating. No matter the amount of safety gear worn by a biker, bodies are not made to withstand high-speed impact with a car or truck. Victims are commonly left with disabling conditions — spinal cord injury, brain injury, or the amputation of a limb.
Recovering compensation to cover not only current medical bills, but also ongoing care needs is crucial to continuing to live a life of dignity. We work with a roster of experts to accurately calculate and seek the amount of money necessary for future expenses, including:
- Physical and rehabilitative therapy
- Funds for medical equipment, including wheelchairs and prosthetics
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Necessary modifications to a victim’s living environment
- Caregivers needed to perform activities of daily living
One of the most common damages recovered in a motorcycle accident is that of the victim’s medical expenses. Medical expenses can include ambulance rides, tests, x-rays, surgeries, hospital stays, emergency room bills, rehabilitation and medical equipment needed for the home. If a victim is paralyzed during an accident, he or she might need to renovate their home for wheelchair accessibility. This could be another type of medical expense recoverable under damages.
Lost wages also fall under common damages that can be recovered following motorcycle accidents. Victims of these accidents could miss significant time at work due to their injuries. They might never return to work depending on the extent of their injuries, or if they died as a result of the accident. Lost wages, lost future wages and the lifetime earning potential of the victim could all be recovered under damages.
Pain and suffering is another common damage recovered following a motorcycle accident in the Lehigh Valley. The victim of the accident could wind up suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the accident. The victim could also deal with other physical and mental pain and suffering as a direct result of the accident. If the victim died of his injuries, the surviving members of his family can also recover damages for pain and suffering.
If the victim of a motorcycle accident died from his injuries, the family could recover damages for the funeral and burial expenses incurred.
We Do Not Settle For Second Best
At the Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy, we do not accept anything less than fair compensation for victims of motorcycle accidents or survivors pursuing a wrongful death claim. While many law firms choose to settle with insurance companies rather than face a judge and jury, we prefer to take our cases to the courtroom, seeking full justice for the injured. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.
*Clients may be responsible for certain costs or expenses in the event that no recovery is obtained.