You were on a motorcycle at the time of your Pennsylvania accident.
Whether you were a motorcycle driver or passenger, you were more vulnerable than the driver or passenger in the car, van, or truck that hit you. Without the protective metal of a passenger vehicle, you were more likely to suffer serious accident injuries.
Pennsylvania Limited Tort Law Recognizes the Vulnerability of Motorcyclists
Pennsylvania limited tort law is not absolute. There are exceptions that allow an injured person to recover full tort damages even if he or she is covered by limited tort insurance. Being injured on a motorcycle in a Pennsylvania accident is one of those exceptions.
Specifically, Pennsylvania law allows a person who is hurt on a motorcycle to recover full tort damages because a motorcycle is not included in the definition of a private passenger motor vehicle. Thus, if you were hurt while on a motorcycle, there is no question that you are entitled to full damages.
Pennsylvania Limited Tort Lawyers Work Hard so That Motorcyclists Can Recover
While there should be no question about the type of damages that you are allowed, some insurance companies may try to convince you that you are not entitled to full tort damages. Do not rely on what the insurance company tells you. Instead, contact an experienced Pennsylvania limited tort attorney who enjoys representing limited tort victims and who is not afraid to fight for your fair, full, and just recovery. Call us today at (800) 861-5696 for a free consultation.
Motorcycle Crashes Q&A with Jon Ostroff
Motorcycle accident attorney and firm partner Jon Ostroff discusses the difficulties motorcyclists face after a crash - even when someone else is at fault. He explains the obstacles injured motorcyclists often face with the insurance company, liability issues and more, and he offers tips on what to do. If you were injured, all is not lost. After seeking professional medical care, the best next step is to speak with an experienced attorney who will handle the insurance company and other parties acting against you.
Can I Obtain A Recovery With Limited Tort Insurance?
Pennsylvania law recognizes six exceptions to limited tort coverage that will allow injured auto accident victims to still recover full damages. We are often able to help these people, because we know how to uncover and prove limited tort exceptions. Even when an automatic exception doesn’t apply, we have ways to still prove and win limited tort cases.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
There are many factors that will affect the value of your claim. Ostroff Injury Law partner Jon Ostroff explains how an experienced lawyer will look at all the different potential sources of compensation to maximize your recovery.