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Lancaster Lawyers Help Riders Injured in Motorcycle Accidents and in Their Recovery of Damages After Lancaster County Motorcycle Wrecks

Motorcycles are not just a form of transportation but, for many, a way of life. The freedom and exhilaration of riding in the open air are expressed in songs, movies, books and popular culture. While riding a motorcycle can be an escape from the daily grind, motorcycles can also be dangerous when other drivers refuse to share the road, municipalities do not keep streets maintained or other factors create hazardous traveling conditions.

Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C.’s court-tested attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for Lancaster County’s injured motorcycle riders. These claims require a commanding knowledge of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code as it pertains to all types of motorists, including each’s duties and responsibilities. We know that motorcyclists are exposed to greater danger on our roadways, in light of the size of the vehicle in relation to automobiles and trucks, as well as the limitations of the protective gear afforded riders. Thus, it is extremely important for injured motorcyclists to have aggressive, knowledgeable resourceful legal representation as soon as possible after an accident occurs.

Georgelis Injury Law has been fighting for the rights of motorcycle riders for 20 years, making sure that their medical bills are paid, their income loss is reimbursed and they are compensated for their pain and suffering and loss of life’s pleasures caused by careless, negligent and reckless drivers. Let our top injury attorneys take up the battle against big insurance companies for you, so that you can focus on getting better, your family and all of the other important things life throws at us.

We can be reached at 1-800-HURT-NOW or 1-717-394-3004 during business hours and 24 hours a day online, via our website or Ngage service. Our legal team is ready to help you win the compensation you deserve—all you need to do is make the call.


Motorcycle Injuries and Deaths in Pennsylvania

Some 223 motorcyclists died in traffic accidents in Pennsylvania in 2010. Another 3,390 riders were injured that year. Because riders, unlike drivers, are not surrounded by a half-ton of steel, motorcycle accidents tend to result in serious injuries, such as:

  • Brain trauma
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Neck and low back injuries
  • Amputations
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Crush injuries
  • Road rash
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Of course, wearing the proper equipment helps. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) recommends wearing a helmet, face shield, goggles, boots, gloves and a long-sleeved jacket and pants that are made of abrasion-resistant fabric. However, riding gear can only help you, or only help you so much, if it was properly manufactured. A defective helmet, for example, may actually make you more vulnerable to head injuries.

Liability of Lancaster and Pennsylvania for Unsafe Roads

The transportation agencies of Lancaster and Pennsylvania are responsible for the maintenance of their roads. These government bodies may be liable if your motorcycle crash resulted from such roadway hazards as:

  • Potholes
  • Missing manhole cover
  • Uneven pavement
  • Broken traffic signals
  • Unsafe intersections
  • Faded lane markings
  • Accumulated snow and ice
  • Insufficient sight distance

Filing a claim against a government agency in Pennsylvania is more complicated than suing a person or corporation, and the attorneys at Georgelis Injury Law Firm have substantial experience with the complex procedures involved in these cases. In addition to the usual requirements of a bodily injury claim, your right to collect economic and non-economic damages from the city or state, arising out of a motorcycle accident, can potentially hinge on important notice requirements and your legal team’s knowledge of different evidentiary burdens of proof. That’s why having the best possible lawyers to represent you in a motorcycle accident claim is critical.

Contact Us About Recovering Compensation After a Motorcycle Wreck

For more information about recovering financial compensation from the negligent party that caused your bike crash, CALL GEORGELIS FIRST at 1-800-HURT-NOW at 717-394-3004 or contact us online to schedule a free claim review and evaluation. Accidents happen at all times of day on all days of the week, so we make ourselves available to our clients whenever they need us. The legal team at Georgelis also makes home, hospital and rehabilitation center visits if your injuries prevent you from coming to us. Our office is conveniently located on Embassy Drive, between Rohrerstown Road (Route 741) and Good Drive, and we offer plenty of free and spacious parking. At Georgelis Injury Law, you will feel like family from the get-go, and we guarantee your peace-of-mind throughout the legal process!

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