According to recent statistics recorded in 2008, 43% of all accidents occurring in Pennsylvania were single-vehicle accidents. On a national level, single-vehicle motorcycle crashes account for about 45 percent of all motorcyclist fatalities. Just because one driver was involved in the crash does not mean that just one person was to blame.
Single-vehicle accidents are often caused when one driver swerves to miss another or when one driver is cut off suddenly. Drivers trying to avoid impact are forced to collide with other objects along the roadway — like buildings, trees or highway dividers. These accidents are just as serious as motorcycle accidents involving an impact between two vehicles. The consequences are just as severe and the injuries are often life changing.
At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, we have the resources, knowledge and experience necessary to effectively handle cases involving single-vehicle accidents. These cases are often complex to prove and require extensive preparation in order to achieve a favorable outcome.
To maximize our clients' chances of success, we make sure that we get the timing right. While we begin preparing for trial from day one, we often wait until our clients have reached maximum medical improvement in order to file our damage claim.
Correct timing is critical because injuries don't always manifest themselves on day one. It can take weeks, months or even years to see the full effects of a personal injury. While we know there is a serious problem from the very beginning, we can't tell the exact nature of that problem until some time passes.
We often explain to our clients that, in single vehicle accident cases — like other personal injury cases — there is a danger in filing a lawsuit too quickly. You will not get a second chance to ask for compensation, so doing things the right way is critical.
While taking the full scope of your personal injuries into account is important, maximizing the value of your motorcycle accident case requires more. At Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, we seek compensation for our clients' unpaid medical bills, missed work, and pain and suffering as well.
If you or a family member have been involved in a single vehicle accident, talking to an attorney is the best way to begin your journey toward obtaining justice. Contact any of our northeastern Pennsylvania offices in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton or Hazleton to speak with a lawyer.