What can I do after a motorcycle accident?

Motorcycles can be a vehicle that people use to get around. Although these vehicles can be fun and daring, they can also be quite dangerous. Since they do not provide much protection, individuals riding a motorcycle can become gravely injured in an accident. Motorcycles are usually not covered under the Personal Injury Protection plan that most cars are covered under. This is due to the more dangerous nature of motorcycles. When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to seek medical attention from a healthcare professional. This will make sure that your injuries are examined and that your health is stable. During this visit, doctors will document your injuries and the extent of how serious they are. This is helpful in building a case. The documentation of your injuries can be used to prove the impact that the accident had on your life and how much you may need to recover for the cost of medical bills.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania

When an individual operates a motorcycle, they are required to follow all of the same rules of the road as every other motor vehicle. Just like car accidents, one of the biggest causes of motorcycle accidents in Pennsylvania is negligence. When a motorcycle accident takes place in Pennsylvania, it may be necessary to determine exactly what caused the accident. Of course, there are a number of different factors that must be taken into consideration, as the following causes are quite popular:

  • Another motorist’s failure to yield
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Potholes, uneven pavement, and other road obstructions
  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol


For these cases, there will often be an investigation into the accident. In order to seek compensation, the fault will need to be placed on one of the involved parties. Investigations can find which driver was at fault in the accident, which can prove liability for the case.

Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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