Motorcycles can be an efficient and fun way to commute to work every day. Just like any other vehicle on the road, motorcycles can be involved in serious collisions. Due to the lack of protection for bikers, motorcycle accidents can result in serious and fatal injuries. Accident victims, or the surviving families of deceased victims, typically find comfort in the support and assistance of a personal injury attorney following a serious collision. Sadly, one Pennsylvania family and community is grieving the loss of beloved firefighter after he was involved in a crash while riding his bike.
Spring is in the air, making it the perfect temperature to be outside and enjoy nature. Motorcycle riding typically increases this time of year due to the warm weather and favorable driving conditions. Unfortunately, increased riding also results in more motorcycle accidents. Sadly, a Pennsylvania rider recently lost his life when he collided with an unmarked police car.
In York County a motorcyclist was charged with homicide by motor vehicle while being under the influence of alcohol. The evidence of the blood-alcohol level was thrown out because the trooper obtained it illegally.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is concerned about the safety of motorcycle riders and has developed a series of clinics to promote their safety. The Pennsylvania DOT is concerned that motorcycle accidents can result in devastating and tragic results for a rider. It hopes that many riders will participate in the clinics to refine their skills and heighten their awareness of potential hazards.
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.