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Drivers of cars, trucks, and buses don’t always see scooters and mopeds at intersections or when changing lanes. As a result, when a collision happens, drivers are prone to blame the scooter or moped driver instead of admitting fault themselves. At Stambaugh Law P.C., we work with accident investigators in measuring skid marks, collecting eyewitness testimony and analyzing the damage done to vehicles involved. When traffic camera footage is available, we request copies of the footage from PENNDOT in order to determine what happened as well. Using the available evidence, we can determine if a car was speeding, if a driver ran or rolled through an intersection, and whether or not they were distracted (for instance, talking on a cell phone). We hold negligent drivers financially accountable for the risks they pose on our roadway, including the injuries they cause to scooter and moped drivers.

If you’ve been hit while riding a scooter or moped, contact us before talking to an insurance agent or accepting a settlement offer. We provide free consultations and protect your rights and interests, explaining the options available to you for recovering damages.

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Moped Accidents and Catastrophic Injuries

The personal injury law firm of Stambaugh Law, P.C. represents people suffering from the following kinds of injuries sustained in a Vespa, Peugeot scooter or moped accident:

  • Brain damage
  • Bone fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Disfigurement
  • Amputations

It’s important to note that under Pennsylvania law, motorcyclists and moped riders who are not wearing a helmet can insist on the right of way. This means that cars must yield to them. As a result, a motorist can be held responsible for a failure to yield in a scooter accident involving a scooter driver riding without a helmet.

Don’t talk to an Insurer before Talking to an Attorney First

The state of Pennsylvania follows a modified comparative negligence rule. This means if you are judged to be more than 50% at fault in causing an accident, you aren’t eligible to recover damages, no matter how extensive your injuries or financial losses are. Additionally, if you are eligible to receive damages, your award will be reduced by the percentage of whatever fault is attributed to you below 51%. For example, if your damages were equal to $100,000 but you are found to be 40 percent at fault, you can only recover a maximum of $60,000.

Insurance Companies are aware of this and are interested in shifting as much blame onto injury victims as possible in order to avoid paying any more than they absolutely have to. Consequently, an insurance adjuster may contact you and pretend to sympathize with your plight, hoping to gain your confidence so you will tell him or her something they can use against you later in court. Protect yourself and your right to recover by not making any recorded statements to an insurer without consulting an attorney first.

Protect Your Interests – Contact Us Today

We don’t work for or represent insurance companies. We are committed to helping injured people recover the compensation they need to pay medical bills, account for lost wages, and make up for their pain and suffering. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact us today.