When motor vehicle accidents occur, most people may worry about the cost of automobile repairs, filing insurance claims and facing insurance rate increases. In some collision cases, drivers may face formal charges in a criminal court if traffic laws were allegedly broken. Apart from criminal charges, victims of collisions may have a legal right to file a lawsuit against a driver in civil court to seek compensation for any resulting physical or emotional damages. One Pennsylvania driver recently offered a plea of guilty to his contribution in one this year's deadly motorcycle accidents.
People make mistakes on a daily basis. Some mistakes are inconsequential, but other mistakes, big or small, can alter lives forever. One Pennsylvania woman illegally made a left turn in her minivan resulting in yet another of the fatal motorcycle accidents that occurred in 2016.
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.
The Pennsylvania Senate recently voted to send legislation to the House which would allow local law enforcement agencies, like the State College Police, to use radar guns. Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that does not allow local police departments to use radar.
Pennsylvania has recently enacted a new law which will allow motorcyclists to go through a red light. If you are a motorcycle rider you know how frustrating it can be to pull up to a red light only to have it not change because the red light sensor did not detect your motorcycle.