Pittsburgh officer injured in a motorcycle crash returning from Biden event. 

Pennsylvania – September 5, 2022

A Pittsburgh police officer was injured in a motorcycle crash after attending President Joe Biden’s Labor Day event in West Mifflin. The crash occurred on Interstate 376 near Robinson Town Center where law enforcement called to the scene found the motorcyclist alert and conscious at the time of his transport to the hospital for screening and treatment. Overwhelming losses may occur because of a motorcycle accident and include financial debt related to medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, or funeral expenses, when related invisible injury occurs. An experienced accident lawyer at Scanlon & Wojton Law Firm can assist motorcycle accident victims or surviving loved ones recover damages when an accident leaves them with short term and/or lifelong residual personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death losses.

Invisible injury.

There are instances where traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur during motorcycle accidents when victims experience a blow to the head, penetration of a foreign object, or whiplash, but they do not immediately seek medical treatment. When brain injuries are not treated in a timely fashion there may be an increased risk of long-term brain damage, so it is important for accident victims to seek medical screening shortly after a motorcycle crash in Pittsburgh.


Pennsylvania state-specific accident laws allow victims to sue for compensation for damages and recovery is based on the assignment of fault for proven claims of negligence associated with mishaps involving a motor vehicle accident. An injury attorney can simply explain in plain language how the law applies in each situation and apprise victims of any variations to the imposed time constraints for filing legal actions in Pennsylvania.

Recoverable damages.

Legal counsel will review the damage valuation determinations for auto insurance claims, and other accidents requiring the payment of:

  • Compensatory damages for economic losses including lost wages, medical bills, medical care, and treatment, plus household expenses and non-economic losses that include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or companionship.
  • Punitive damages when a car accident lawyer can prove that a defendant deliberately, with reckless disregard, acted in a manner to cause harm to another person, punitive damages may be awarded based on the specifics of a case.

Monetary awards in Pennsylvania have no cap on most damages, but there is a cap of $500,000 against local government claims, and a $250,000 limit on claims against the State.  Accident lawyers can be of assistance for a variety of legal actions toward fiscal recovery after any motor vehicle accidental injury.

Accident reporting. 

An accident report must be filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Safety within five days from the mishap if collisions result in death, injury, or significant property damage.  An auto accident attorney can explain Pennsylvania’s  “modified comparative negligence” rule, where an individual can still recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit, but the amount of compensation will be reduced by an amount that is equal to their percentage of fault, but a plaintiff can only seek damages from the defendant if they are less than 51 percent at fault

Timeframe to pursue legal action.

Pennsylvania statute of limitations gives an accident victim two years to file a lawsuit from the date the injury occurred, was, discovered, or should have been discovered through reasonable care. An attorney can apprise individuals of any deviations from that timeline.

Hire a lawyer.

Call an accident attorney in the Pittsburgh area to assist in the determination of “fault” and move forward with a legal proceeding to personal injury loss and property damage. An experienced accident lawyer at Scanlon & Wojton will fight for your rights for a comprehensive insurance settlement, or court award to cover damages.

Scanlon & Wojton, Attorneys at Law

The Mitchell Building
304 Ross Street, Second Floor
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219

Phone:  (412) 918-1241

Fax: (412) 235-7275


  1. https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/42/
  2. https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/42/
  3. https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/42/
  4. https://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2022/09/05/pittsburgh-police-motorcycle-officer-injured-in-wreck-parkway-west-interstate-376-robinson-town-center/stories/202209050092


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