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Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you were in an accident while riding on your motorcycle you may have been injured. There is probably damage to your bike and often other property damage. It is likely that there were other people and vehicles involved in the bike crash as well. You need to have the best legal representation, and in Pennsylvania, Karp & Hart are here to provide it. Call us, talk to us. We know the territory, and are experienced in every aspect of any motorcycle accident situation you have recently experienced. Peter Hart and Stephen Karp will give you all the time and personal interaction you need to feel the secure hands of the skilled personal injury attorneys who will take charge of your case and move it on to a successful resolution as quickly as possible.
Moving vehicles unfortunately have incidents resulting in injury. This necessitates retaining an auto accident attorney, a bicycle accident attorney or a motorcycle accident attorney. Peter Hart and Stephen Karp are specialists in vehicle accident law in the state of Pennsylvania.
Chester County & Delaware Valley Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents occurring in Chester County, Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the Delaware Valley usually result in serious injuries. The reasons are obvious. When you are riding on a motorcycle you do not have a protective cocoon surrounding you such as front and side impact air bags and steel case construction or rollover bars. The motorcycle operator is basically a sitting duck. Even the most careful motorcycle driver can be hit in broad daylight with his or her light on. Motorcycles are hard to see and motor vehicle operators in Chester County seem to always be in a rush, oftentimes paying little attention to two-wheel vehicles. To add further to the danger, many of Chester County roads are narrow, windy and hilly.
Philadelphia County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Berks County and Lancaster County jurors often have preconceived ideas that if you are riding a motorcycle involved in a motorcycle accident, you are automatically considered to be a reckless driver. This is a heavy burden to overcome for a trial lawyer. If you are motorcycle operator, then you know all too well that the stereotype is unfair. However, it does exist. Motorcycle accident lawyers in Pennsylvania such as Steve Karp and Peter Hart deal with these types of cases every day.
Types of Chester County Motorcycle Accidents
Common examples of injuries that Peter and Steve have seen in Chester County motorcycle accidents include burns, scars, broken legs, back injuries and neck injuries. We have even seen motorcycle accident cases with more extreme injuries such as paralysis, loss of a limb, loss of vision, brain damage and death.
Motorcycle accident attorneys Peter Hart and Steve Karp have handled many motorcycle accident cases over the years. They have dealt with bikes ranging from Triumphs, Harley-Davidson, Suzukis and Hondas.
Motorcycle Insurance Claims
You must also be aware that motorcycle insurance coverage is complicated when filing a motorcycle accident claim. Many people do not have enough motorcycle insurance to cover the serious injuries they sustain. It is either because the driver of the other vehicle did not maintain enough liability insurance coverage or, in many cases, the motorcycle owner was not fully covered with either uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage on his or her own policy. It is important that if you also own automobiles that your policy or policies provide you with stacked coverage covering not just your motorcycle but also your other motor vehicles.
Changes to Motorcycle Law
Finally, the recent changes to the motorcycle helmet law have been controversial and misunderstood. Pennsylvania’s recent changes to the motorcycle helmet law did not completely revoke the requirement that all motorcyclists wear helmets.
Please feel free to contact Karp and Hart to discuss your accident, or with any questions regarding motorcycle law in Pennsylvania.