Motorcycle accidents always poses special problems for attorneys. Was the rider wearing a helmet? And does it even matter? Were road conditions a factor in causing the accident (potholes, chip & tar paving…)? Are we dealing with a jury that thinks all riders are daredevils? (Don’t get me started). How do we deal with the…

I’m writing this post both as a federal mediator and as an attorney for plaintiffs. Yes, I’m wearing two hats but in this case the two “hats” might be helpful to you. “We fight, we win!” Let’s say your attorney suggests you”mediate” your lawsuit.Whatever happened to “We fight for you”? That was on the billboard,…

We handle motorcycle cases quite differently than the average car case. Why? Cycles Behave Differently Unlike passenger cars, motorcycles are capable of rapid acceleration. They offer little protection to the rider during a collision and require special skills to be able to maneuver the bike effectively. Unlike a car, a motorcycle has separate front and…

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in northeastern Pennsylvania, I’d be happy to answer your questions and protect your right to compensation. Motorcycles are not cars and riders face unique challenges that the average personal injury lawyer does not truly understand unless he rides himself. The concept of “counter-steering” is probably “Latin” to…

We Have No Tolerance for Distracted Drivers–Save the Texting for Later Although many people know not to text while driving, it does not seem to have stopped them. It is a significant  public safety issue. I had a recent eye doctor appointment and, although there was a sign saying no cell phones, I sat with…

Attorney Jerry Geiger is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and a rider. For over 30 years, he has been a trial attorney who has tried cases throughout eastern Pennsylvania. Jerry understands the physics and dynamics of riding a motorcycle, is quite aware of the dangers facing riders in the Poconos and understands motorcycle injury law. He also…

$3.1 million verdict for motorcyclist. A Philadelphia jury just awarded the estate of a motorcycle rider $3.1 million in a case involving the admissibility of a GoPro video recording. The death of the cyclist is tragic. However, the result of this case is encouraging for those of us who ride. The Facts Calvin Wilson and…

As a motorcyclist in Pennsylvania, you may have heard that the crash statistics for bikers like you are usually higher or more dangerous than for other types of drivers. We here at Newman, Williams, Mishkin, Corveleyn, Wolfe & Fareri, P.C., will lay out exactly why that is. The first thing you should know is that…