Although riding a motorcycle is stereotypically a riskier option for traveling from one place to another, riders continue to do so for the enjoyment and convenience it may offer. Unfortunately for riders, when motorcycle accidents occur they often result in serious and even fatal accidents. Recently, one Pennsylvania man was killed while riding his motorcycle in a friend's funeral procession.
Motorcyclists are often stereotyped as risky and speedy drivers. When motorcycle accidents occur, the stereotype may unfortunately result in quick blame for the cyclist. Personal injury attorneys in Pennsylvania work to ensure that motorcyclists are treated fairly throughout the investigation process and are properly compensated by insurance or negligent parties. Recently, a three vehicle accident that involved two motorcycles ended in tragedy for one rider.
Motorcycle enthusiasts enjoy this time of year due to more favorable weather and driving conditions. Unfortunately, with increased travel by motorcycle, there is also an increase in motorcycle accidents. When an accident occurs involving a motorcycle, it can be very dangerous for riders. Recently, a Pennsylvania couple were severely injured when a sedan struck them.
Last year, one man made an unfortunate decision to drive drunk and changed a woman's life forever. Although all sizes of motor vehicles travel Pennsylvania roadways, when larger ones collide with smaller ones, they can cause serious injuries. Motorcycle accidents in particular can seriously injure or kill the rider.
Motorcycles travel the same roads and interstates as much larger vehicles. The bike offers little protection for the rider in the event of a collision. Personal injury attorneys work to ensure that people injured in motorcycle accidents by negligent drivers receive the same rights to compensation as drivers of other vehicles. Recently, a lawsuit in a Pennsylvania civil court was given a second chance to recover compensation for an injured motorcyclist.
When someone rides a motorcycle, they have little protection between them and the road in the event of an accident. When the accident involves a larger vehicle, it can cause catastrophic injuries to the bike rider. Motorcycle accidents in many circumstances are fatal. Recently, one Pennsylvania man was severely injured due to the apparent negligence of a construction worker.
According to the National Safety Council, there was a 14% increase in fatal motor vehicle accidents in the first half of 2015. Contributing to the rise in collisions was the low price of gas, bad weather, and an increase in economic activity, which translates to more drivers on the road.
You only full coverage with your insurance company if you have a full tort policy. A full tort policy gives you the right to make a claim for pain an suffering. You do not need to file a lawsuit to make that claim.
If you are age 55 or older and just getting into riding motorcycles or coming back to biking after being out of it for a few years you may have a greater chance of being injured in an accident while riding. Traffic safety consultant James Hedlund notes that while older riders may be more careful than younger ones, the older riders have slower reflexes and their vision isn't as good as it once was. Additionally, the bodies are more fragile and the same impact will cause more damage to a 55-year old than a 25-year old.
If you have been riding a motorcycle for any length of time you know one of the biggest dangers is a person driving a truck or car who does not see you. This can be for any number of reasons such as a bad curve, a dangerous intersection or simply the fact that motorcycles are often difficult to see.