Summer is in full swing, and Pennsylvania roads and highways are full of motorcycle enthusiasts, many of whom have waited all year for nice weather and an open road. Even experienced riders are at risk to become involved in motorcycle accidents. Many times, an accident is the fault of another driver. Obeying traffic laws, remaining alert, and wearing proper safety gear, such as a helmet, can help bikers stay safe, but the sad truth is motorcycle accidents happen with alarming frequency.
Recently, a man with a female passenger in tow was riding his motorcycle through a Pennsylvania neighborhood. Suddenly, a pickup truck backed out of a driveway and struck the bike. The passenger was killed, and the driver of the motorcycle suffered injuries.
The man driving the truck was not injured. The damage was so severe that police had to close a portion of the road to clean up and launch an investigation, which is still underway. Even though the driver of the pickup may face charges for causing the crash, this does little to comfort the surviving victim or the family of the deceased female.
When people are injured in Pennsylvania motorcycle accidents, legal recourse may be available. Victims may be saddled with medical bills, loss of wages due to inability to work and/or damage to personal property. In many cases, an experienced attorney can help a client seek justice against the at-fault driver in a court of law, and help collect any monetary damages to which a victim may be entitled under applicable laws.