Pittsburgh Motorcycle Accident Lawyer


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The Law Office of Robert E. Mielnicki is Pittsburgh-based personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting, and upholding your rights as an injured victim. Our most knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced personal injury lawyer has over 25 years of battle-tested experience litigating on behalf of injured victims. We are ready to battle aggressively and strategically to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Thanks to our many years of experience, we can successfully represent injured motorcyclists, passengers, and their family members in case of a fatal accident.

To learn more about your potential claim in a free, confidential consultation, call The Law Office of Robert E. Mielnicki today 412-288-0300 or contact us online.

Personal Injury Lawyers Handling Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims

Our personal injury attorneys have been involved in numerous motorcycle accident injury claims. During this time, we have been able to provide nothing but high-quality, consistent legal representation to all our clients. We have developed the necessary skills to fight for the compensation you are entitled to, following a motorcycle accident. Unlike car accidents, where nearly all of the time, there is automobile insurance available to pay medical bills, many insurance policies that cover motorcycles, do not offer a medical benefit. You need an attorney with the experience of Pittsburgh Motorcycle Accident Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki, if injured while riding your motorcycle.

At the Law Office of Robert E. Mielnicki, we are aware of the complexities and nuances surrounding personal injury law, including how multiple insurances companies treat claims Thanks to our knowledge of the law, we can take care of your case from holding the liable parties accountable for your injuries and proving negligence, to obtaining the compensation you deserve for your losses. Let our experience, skill and knowledge guide you through the entire process.

Types of Pittsburgh Motorcycle Injury Claims Our Lawyers Can Handle

Motorcycles are relatively small vehicles compared to passenger cars, SUVs, Vans and other vehicles. This can make it hard for other motorists to be aware of their presence on the road which can often lead to an accident. Additionally, motorcycle drivers lack most of the protective features a car has. Most motorcyclists only depend on a helmet, a leather jacket and a pair of gloves to protect them from an accident. Unfortunately, an accident at low or high speed can lead to devastating consequences.

For years, our motorcycle accident attorneys have successfully handled numerous motorcycle accidents. We are fully prepared to handle all the stages of your personal injury case. Some of the motorcycle accident claims we handle include:

  • Amputations of arms, limbs, toes, or fingers
  • Back Injuries
  • Broken Bone Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Crush Injuries
  • Dismemberment
  • Eye Injuries
  • Facial Injuries
  • Foot Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Wrongful Death

What Are the Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Pittsburgh, PA?

Motorcycle accidents can happen for a host of different reasons. While every crash is unique and must be evaluated considering its specific situation, some factors tend to repeat in motorcycle crashes. Some of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents include:

Drunk Driving

Drunk driving or DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is a significant factor in motorcycle accidents. Every year, drunk driving claims thousands of motorcyclists’ lives despite stringent laws governing such dangerous practice. Frequently, motorcycle drivers must face negligent drunk drivers on the road. Drunk drivers are not only endangering themselves but everyone else sharing the roads and highways with them.  If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s poor choices, our knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced lawyers can help.


For decades, speeding has been one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents in the U.S. Every year speeding is responsible for thousands of deaths and injuries. Despite all efforts to prevent speeding on the roads, negligent drivers keep breaking the law, putting themselves and others at risk of suffering life-altering injuries and wrongful death. Our skilled, knowledgeable lawyers can help you obtain compensation for your losses.

Unsafe Lane Changing

Many motorcycle accidents happen due to unsafe lane changing. Every driver is supposed to drive within the boundaries of their traffic lane. However, many negligent, reckless drivers weave in and out of their lane without using their blinkers. Recklessly changing from one lane to another without using signal lights can cause a severe accident, especially when there is a motorcycle involved.

Suing the At-Fault Driver After a Motorcycle Accident

After being involved in a motorcycle accident, it’s easy to feel lost. Not only do you have to deal with the time it will take to heal from your wounds, but you will also have to deal with greedy insurance companies to obtain compensation for your losses. Many times, the at-fault party and their insurance company will try to make a low-ball offer to save money. Do not accept any offer before talking to our skilled and experienced lawyers first. You may have a better chance of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries by filing a personal injury claim.

There are certain elements you will need to demonstrate with the court to have a successful claim. Once you have filed your personal injury claim with the court, you will need to show the following four elements:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached their duty of care
  • The defendant’s breach of duty caused you harm
  • You suffered damages

If you can successfully show these elements, the court may grant you compensation for things such as medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering, among other damages. If the driver who caused your motorcycle accident was drunk, you may be able to collect punitive damages.

Pittsburgh Motorcycle Accident Attorneys for Injured Bikers and Passengers

Being involved in a motorcycle accident due to the negligent actions of another driver can make you feel hopeless and overwhelmed. This is especially true for injured bikers who are trying to piece their life back together after suffering severe injuries. However, you don’t have to face your wrongdoers and their insurance company on your own. Let our experience and knowledge work for you in such difficult times. To learn more about your case in a free, confidential consultation, call the Law Office of Robert E. Mielnicki today at 412-288-0300 or contact us online.


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