Welcome to Georgelis Law Firm! We realize that motorcycle injury attorneys in Lancaster, PA and surrounding areas abound, but Georgelis Injury Law Firm sets itself apart from the others with our in-depth knowledge and winning strategies concerning the complicated legal arena of motorcycle accidents and injuries. Riding a motorcycle is a rush, and the feeling of freedom on the open road is embraced by the more than 12 million motorcycle owners in Pennsylvania, alone!
There is good news/bad news associated with this exhilarating experience of letting the sun warm your face while the wind blows through your hair. The good news is that motorcycle injuries in the U.S. have been on a slight decline since 2016, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council. The bad news is that motorcycle injury statistics still indicate an alarming number of motorcycle-related accidents every year, resulting in tragic injuries and death. In 2019, a staggering 84,000 motorcyclists were injured and 5,014 lost their lives in the US.
A big part of the problem lies with other drivers who are not intently alert to cycles that might be sharing the road. Perhaps this type of situation has hit home for you or a loved one who has suffered the consequences of a motorcycle collision. As a result, medical services and financial support may be a real concern for you – this is where our motorcycle injury attorneys come in!
One of your first steps after being involved in a cycle accident should be to seek strong legal counsel. You want to receive every penny of compensation you are entitled to. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Lancaster, PA will leave no legal stone unturned to help you achieve the desired outcome.
Having authoritative and aggressive lawyers on your side is absolutely critical, partly, because insurance companies will utilize powerful lawyers on their side to strip you of as much compensation as possible.
Understandably, insurance companies desire to make a profit, and they often do whatever they can to minimize their losses by minimizing what motor cycle accident victims might qualify for. There are a handful of things one must never do at the scene of the accident:
Do not admit fault since your perception of what occurred may not be 100%, accurate. Do not tell the other party involved, nor a police officer, that you accept blame for the accident. Don’t even apologize, since that could be misconstrued as an admission of guilt by the insurance company and jeopardize your defense.
Do not forgo a police report even if the accident was a minor fender bender. Not filing a police report could give your insurance company a legitimate reason to not cover your cycle’s damages or your medical bills. Obtaining the other party’s information is not enough.
Do not assume you are OK since some injuries will surface days, weeks, or months after a collision. A bump on the head for example, could eventually prove to be very serious. Whiplash can present symptoms that are much more severe days and weeks after the accident. It is critical to get checked out by a medical professional to be sure you don’t have any injuries that could prove to be more serious in the short-term or the long run.
Do not speak with the insurance company of other drivers involved in the motorcycle accident. These insurance companies have their insured and their own financial best interest in mind, not your best interest. Giving any kind of a statement—whether written or verbal, recorded or not, etc.—could compromise the strength and value of your claim.
Do contact our motorcycle injury attorney team at Georgelis Law! This should be among one of the first steps you take after a motorcycle collision has occurred. This is critical since motorcycle accidents and the injuries they cause can generate intense opposition from the other side. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Lancaster, PA will protect your rights inside and outside of the courtroom.
Fortunately, as one of our clients, you can take a deep breath and feel peace-of-mind knowing our motorcycle injury attorneys will fight tooth-and-nail to ensure you receive comprehensive medical services and the fullest financial compensation you are entitled to.
The two biggest factors in valuing your case hinge on the liability of the at-fault driver(s) and extent of the damages—i.e., economic and non-economic losses, like out-of-pocket medical expenses, pain and suffering, present and future wage loss. Our legal team will scrutinize every meticulous detail to ensure a desired outcome is realized.
Seeking justice for our Lancaster clients is always our goal. Here are a few examples of how we have helped individuals and families move on with their lives, financially: from a $1,400,000 auto-accident recovery case to a $300,000 dog-bite award to a $1,250,000 motorcycle accident award, our knowledge of the law, understanding of local courtroom proceedings, and proven strategies are what make the difference between our Lancaster clients receiving full financial recovery versus hugely reduced amounts!
Motorcycle accident claims include damages for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and more. When it comes to motorcycle accidents, we offer our legal prowess with respect to the following:
Motorcycle Injury – Large Vehicles
Motorcyclists are at a distinct disadvantage when accidents involve large vehicles such as semis, trucks, delivery vans, buses, and trucks. From hit & runs to DUIs to distracted drivers, our motorcycle-injury attorneys are extremely well versed with every aspect of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.
Our insight and experience regarding motorcycle-injury claims are precisely what you need to ensure the damages you are facing are fully addressed with financial compensations that is commensurate with your injuries. Call us, immediately, at 1-800-HURT NOW to discuss the details of your claim.
Motorcycle Injury – Bicycle and Car Collisions
Motorcyclists must never let down their guard. When cars and motorcycles collide, catastrophic injuries are commonplace. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in accidents involving motorcycles, almost 80% of motorcyclists are impacted on the front end, leading to tragic results.
Bicycles, too, pose an unarguable danger for motorcyclists. Bicyclists who ignore the rules of the road can find themselves running into a motorcycle or creating circumstances where motorcyclists run into them. If you experienced injuries as a motorcyclist that involved a bicycle or car collision, please call our legal team, immediately. We will advise you concerning your best move forward.
Motorcycle Injury – Pedestrian Collisions
Georgelis Law deals with motorcycle/pedestrian collisions of all types, and every type is extremely unfortunate. As a motorcyclist, did you hit a pedestrian? As a pedestrian, were you hit by a motorcyclist? If you suffered injuries, call our motorcycle-injury team so we can inform you of your legal options.
Expediency is very important regarding the statute of limitations. For personal injury cases in Pennsylvania involving vehicles, the statute of limitations is two years. The date begins on the date the motorcycle accident occurred. Waiting too long can jeopardize your compensation qualifications. Don’t hesitate – give our team a call!
Motorcycle Injury – Distracted-Driving Accidents
Mobile phones, as wonderful and as convenient as they are, can contribute to distracted-driving accidents. Drivers who should be watching the road instead of watching their phones can plow into a motorcycle in a split second.
If you, as a cyclist, feel mobile phone usage contributed to your accident and injuries, our motorcycle accident lawyers in Lancaster, PA can obtain evidence from a cell phone that could greatly help with proving your case and obtaining maximum compensation for your damages and losses!
There are other drivers who take their eyes off the road to talk with a passenger, change a radio station, put makeup on, answer a mobile phone call, or to daydream. Any which way, motorcyclists can face the consequences of severe injuries or death. Call our team to determine if you qualify for substantial financial compensation – the sooner the better!
As motorcycle injury attorneys, we treat each accident-injury case and each Lancaster client with great care and compassion. We are skilled at winning the most money for injury victims. We are astutely aware of what types of compensation you would require in order to get on with your life with as much normalcy, as possible.
From whiplash to back & neck injuries, to head trauma, broken bones, and wrongful death, you will not find a more seasoned team of motorcycle accident lawyers in Lancaster or beyond, who possesses the caliber of legal knowledge we have at Georgelis Injury Law Firm.
Our motorcycle injury attorneys are extremely well versed in excellent settlement values. Without legal counsel, an accident-injury victim could remain totally unaware of all the money an insurance company has set aside to potentially pay the injured party’s claim. As a result, tens of thousands—to hundreds of thousands of dollars could be left on the table! Don’t let that happen to you – leave it to Georgelis Injury Law Firm to know what your injuries are worth!
The seriousness of your or your loved one’s injuries will weigh heavily on the final compensation outcome. A payout could range from thousands of dollars to a million dollars or more, depending on the severity of injuries and what level of pain and suffering one is experiencing or will continue to experience.
Our motorcycle injury attorneys have a great understanding of the values that should be placed on injuries due to decades of experience with handling these types of cases.
Bottom line: motorcycle injury attorneys almost always win larger settlements than what insurance companies offer the victims involved going at it alone. Insurance companies employ highly-skilled negotiators to do their bidding. Our injury attorneys will ‘check-mate’ those opponents to ensure you and your right to compensation are protected.
Our motorcycle injury attorneys will look for all available insurance coverages. For example, there may be insurance coverage you may not be aware of, such as additional bodily injury liability coverage or an umbrella policy. A hypothetical case in point: a client who would have initially received $100,000 in a settlement could receive double that amount if additional liability coverage is discovered by his or her injury attorney.
Our accident lawyers investigate every nook and cranny to uncover details that could greatly benefit our clients’ claims and their right to compensation. It is vital to seek a motorcycle injury attorney as soon as possible for this reason. Also, our attorneys uncover, preserve, and utilize valuable evidence that benefits our clients’ cases. Evidence such as ‘event data recorders’ or black boxes in vehicles can help solidify the strength of our client’s case in terms of proving liability on the part of the other driver.
Since 2006, the U.S. has embedded event data recorders in most vehicles. An estimated 96% of newer vehicles are equipped with an event data recorder. The whole point of a vehicle’s black box is to record the seconds leading up to an accident to help determine what actions or inactions on the part of drivers involved contributed to causing the collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also uses these devices to collect vehicle accident data.
A vehicle’s black box could reveal valuable information regarding a car/truck/SUV involved with a motorcycle accident. Details including the speed of the vehicle, brake application, steering angles and other critical data would be recorded just before the crash, during the crash, and shortly after the crash.
Talking with a legal professional is the first step in the right direction concerning your motorcycle accident. Click Get a Free Consultation and answer just a few simple questions. A motorcycle injury attorney will get back with you within 24 hours. Let’s turn your distress and concern into calm and confidence as we discuss the details of your circumstances and move forward.
You can also take advantage of a Live Chat for immediate interaction from a member of our legal team. You can feel assured knowing you have real-time assistance, 24/7!
Our Lancaster, PA clients have peace-of-mind knowing the professionals at Georgelis Law Firm are top-tier award winners. Georgelis Law Firm’s trial lawyers are credited for more than 99% of cases won! Also, Georgelis Injury Law Firm has recouped more than $60,000,000 in recoveries for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims.
This history of success translates into Georgelis Law having been voted the #1 law firm in Lancaster County, PA – as part of Lancaster County Magazine‘s Best-of-Lancaster Survey – for 8 years running! Our lawyers have won more than 100 jury trials and successfully handled thousands of personal injury and work-related injury claims.
Georgelis Law Firm is selectively comprised of two former Lancaster County Assistant District Attorneys, a former Philadelphia Insurance Defense Lawyer, and the former President Judge of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.
Another reason we believe we’re recognized as among the best of the best, is our accessibility to our Lancaster, PA clients. We are available anytime and anywhere! Our motorcycle injury attorneys are ready to meet with you during evenings and on weekends at your home, your office, the hospital, or rehab center. We will work around your schedule and your needs.
As mentioned, lost time can mean lost compensation. Seeking legal action, quickly, is very important for a number of reasons! Our neighbors in Lancaster, PA can contact our motorcycle-injury attorneys in various ways:
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CLAIM SETTLEMENT
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AWARD
PERSONAL INJURY RECOVERY
WORK-RELATED INJURY SETTLEMENT
AUTO ACCIDENT RECOVERY
BUS ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
DOG BITE AWARD
WORK/BODILY INJURY CLAIM SETTLEMENT
COMMERCIAL TRUCK CRASH RECOVERY
CAR ACCIDENT AWARD
COMMERCIAL BUS ACCIDENT RECOVERY
SLIP AND FALL SETTLEMENT
WORKERS’ COMP AWARD
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We can be reached through our website or by phone at 717-394-3004 or 1-800-HURT-NOW.
We will take as long as you need to explain the process, answer all of your questions and put your mind at ease. And if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you!
…and let Georgelis handle everything else. Your peace-of-mind is our priority. While we work our hardest to get you every penny you deserve, relax knowing that Georgelis has your back.