Car and Motorcycle Accidents

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Car & Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Erie, PA

Unfortunately, car and motorcycle accidents happen every day, causing injuries and fatalities to thousands of people. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another person, there is a remedy.  Injured people and the families of those killed can file a claim or a lawsuit against the responsible party to recover medical expenses, lost income, and to be compensated for pain and suffering and other losses.

At the Elderkin Law Firm, we have helped many injured and grieving families in Northwestern Pennsylvania receive the compensation they deserve after an accident. We know that injured people need action as soon as possible; our personal injury attorneys work hard to ensure the speedy resolution of car and motorcycle accident cases.  Our personalized approach with auto and motorcycle accident cases brings many new clients to us through referrals by satisfied clients.

Our law firm can help people injured or the families of those killed because of:

  • Drunk driving

  • Speeding

  • Inattention, such as cell phone use

  • Failure to adjust to conditions

  • Hazards on the roadway

Our lawyers can also obtain payment for motorcycle riders injured because a driver:

  • Changed lanes without signaling

  • Made a turn without signaling

  • Pulled out from a side street without looking

A car accident can be a difficult and overwhelming occurrence, especially when you've been injured. Our attorneys understand this and with more than 40 years of experience, we have the know-how to assist you during what may be a very disruptive time in your life. We want to hear about your case, and we want to help you get the results that you deserve. Call our Erie, PA offices at 814-456-4000, send us an email at, or fill out one of the contact forms. Talk to us, we can help.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon must I file a personal injury lawsuit before I lose the right to do so?

In Pennsylvania, there is a two-year statute of limitations for negligence claims, and this includes most auto accident personal injury claims. This means you must file a lawsuit at the Courthouse within two years of the date that the accident happened, and make sure that the parties you have sued are properly served with a copy of the paperwork you used to start your lawsuit.  There are very strict rules about how the lawsuit must be filed and served.  If these rules are not followed, the Court may dismiss your lawsuit.  It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident, to make sure that important evidence is not lost, that relevant persons are placed on timely notice of your claim and so you can know that your lawsuit has been commenced properly. 

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