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Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Cherry Injury Law understand how thrilling a motorcycle ride is. After all, we ride motorcycles, too. The open ride provides a sense of freedom that is unlike operating any other vehicle. However, motorcycles provide no protection to the rider, and in an accident, serious or fatal injuries may result.

Motorcycle Helmet Law

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 96,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in 2008 compared to 103,000 in 2007. The decrease in injured motorcyclists is related to the use of motorcycle helmets. The NHTSA reports that helmet use saved more than 1,800 motorcyclists from fatal injuries.

Although many states have motorcycle helmet laws, Pennsylvania does not. The state repealed the motorcycle helmet law in 2003, limiting the requirements for helmet use. Pennsylvania requires a rider under 21 years old and a rider with less than two years of experience to wear a helmet.

Common Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcyclist who does not wear a helmet risks serious head injury. In addition, motorcycle accident injuries can include:

  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Cuts
  • Injury to the chest
  • Neck injury
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Whiplash

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

A variety of things such as driving while intoxicated, driver irresponsibility, driver error, poor weather conditions and a defective part can cause motorcycle accidents. A PA motorcycle collision with a car, truck, SUV or other vehicle will likely cause serious injury or death to the motorcyclist.

The police and insurance company will investigate the cause of the accident and determine who was at fault. The party responsible for the accident can be sued for damages including medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs, property damage, loss of wages and pain and suffering.

Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

If you are injured in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident, seek the help of an experienced and knowledgeable Philadelphia motorcycle accident attorney at Cherry Injury Law. Our law firm has a substantial motorcycle accident injury practice, and we have helped countless individuals receive substantial settlements. Call us today for a free consultation at 610-816-0366 or complete our web form for a prompt response.

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If you have been seriously injured in the state of Pennsylvania by the negligence of another and if you have questions or concerns about your legal rights, please don’t hesitate to call. Our Pennsylvania injury attorneys are available 24 hours a day to speak with you, and we welcome all calls at no charge. Contact us today at 610-816-0366.