Due to certain preconceived notions, motorcycle riders are often at a disadvantage when it comes to seeking financial compensation for their accident-related injuries. At The Slocum Firm, we help motorcycle riders injured in the Scranton area enforce their legal rights.
How fast was he speeding? Was she following too closely? After hearing that someone has been injured in a motorcycle accident, for many people, these are the types of questions that come to mind. Motorcycle riders have long faced an unfair stigma in our society – one that paints them as reckless individuals who must be to blame if something has gone wrong.
Unfortunately, this stigma has a tendency to find its way into the insurance and legal systems, as well. As a result, if you were injured while riding your motorcycle, the cards may well be stacked against you. However, you have the same rights as any other auto accident victim, and if someone else was to blame in the accident, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. At The Slocum Firm, we can help you stand up for your rights.
Personal Attention, Effective Legal Representation
We Take a Different Approach to Motorcycle Accident Claims
At The Slocum Firm, we take a different approach than many other law firms in the area. A lot of personal injury firms tend to approach their clients’ cases with a one track mind. This can take two forms, either: (i) settle all cases as quickly as possible and avoid the time and expense of going to court; or, (ii) exhaustively litigate all cases at trial, no matter what.
Having worked at big law firms for several years before starting our firm, we have seen both of these approaches in action. We have also seen that neither of these approaches is consistently the most effective for successfully resolving clients’ claims. Yes, you may receive a quick settlement, but is it enough to cover your losses? How are you going to cover your expenses during the year (or more) that your case is waiting to go to trial?
We Will Seek to Settle Your Claim While Preparing for the Possibility of Trial
Instead of focusing on one single approach, we focus on serving the needs of our clients. In most cases, this means using various strategies to pursue an efficient out-of-court settlement, while also preparing for the possibility of trial. In fact, with our approach to insurance negotiations, if the insurance companies refuse to settle, we will already be well on our way to preparing to fight for your rights in court. We conduct thorough investigations and case evaluations, and keep our clients informed at every step of the process in order to make sure that they feel confident in both the progress and the final outcome of their claims.
Seeking Compensation for Your Motorcycle Accident
Following a motorcycle accident, it is important to engage an attorney as soon as possible. There is evidence to collect, and there are steps that you need to take (and mistakes that you need to avoid) in order to preserve your right to maximum compensation. While waiting won’t necessarily harm your chances – and, in fact, under Pennsylvania law you have two years to file your claim – it is strongly in your best interests to get started on your case right away.
When you contact us about your motorcycle accident claim, one of the first things that we will do is conduct a thorough investigation.
- What happened?
- Who was at fault?
- How extensive are your injuries?
- Were there any witnesses who can help tell your side of the story?
These are among the many, many questions that we will seek to answer, in order to provide you with an accurate assessment of your legal rights. While we can’t guarantee the outcome of your case (nor can any other attorney), what we can do is help you understand your options and your chances for success, so that you can make an informed decision about how to proceed with your claim.
You May Have a Claim Even if You Were Partially to Blame in the Collision
Importantly, even if you think that you were partially at fault, you could still be entitled to financial compensation. You should not make any decisions about your claim without first speaking to an attorney. We offer free consultations, and we will be happy to help you understand how your role in the accident (if any) may affect your claim for compensation.
Contact The Slocum Firm to Discuss Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
To get started, all you need to do is send us an email or pick up the phone. We are more than happy to answer your questions, and you can trust us to provide a thorough, straight-forward assessment of your legal rights. For a free, no-obligation consultation about your motorcycle accident in Scranton, tell us what happened online or call (570) 209-7376 today.