Motorcyclists enjoy the beautiful open roads that Pennsylvania has to offer. With that said, motorcycles offer very little protection to their drivers and leave them at risk for serious injury or death because they are forced to share the roads with the other drivers around them. When a driver is not paying careful attention or is driving recklessly, they can cause an accident. Motorcyclists in Pennsylvania who have been seriously injured in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence should be sure to consider their legal options.
Motorcycle accidents are treated a little bit differently in Pennsylvania than other motor vehicle accidents are treated. While Personal Injury Protection covers most drivers, it is not extended to motorcyclists. The state instead requires that motorcyclists carry certain amounts of insurance so that if they are injured in an accident, they will be able to be at least partially covered.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident and you do choose to take legal action against the other party, you may be able to recover significant compensation that is referred to as damages. You may be able to recover compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens that you faced as a result of the accident. Compensation is broken into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages may include the cost of medical bills, lost wages and lost future wages, the need to hire outside help, and rehabilitation expenses. Non-economic damages may include emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of independence, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
If you have been seriously injured in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident, it is important to speak with an attorney. The legal team at Friedman Schuman has years of experience representing injured clients. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.
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