Pennsylvania readers know that riding a motorcycle has certain risks, but that does not undermine bikers' right to safely share the road with other vehicles. A recent fatal accident illustrates the danger of motorcycle accidents and the importance of vigilance and caution while on the road. This particular accident claimed the life of a 19-year-old man riding a motorcycle.
At the time of the crash, the man was riding a motorcycle when he collided with the side of an SUV. The driver of the larger vehicle was proceeding through an intersection when the motorcycle, unable to stop, crashed into the vehicle's side. The biker sustained serious injuries. Pennsylvania authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident.
Motorcycles have the right to share the road with other vehicles, but many drivers do not know how to properly share the road. Bikers and their passengers are more prone to serious or even fatal injuries when involved in accidents. Negligent, reckless or drunk drivers can inflict serious harm, but injured bikers, and the families of those who have been killed, can hold these motorists accountable for their pain and suffering.
Motorcycle accidents can be complicated, and it may be difficult to determine which parties are accountable for damages and injuries. It is beneficial to work with a lawyer who understands personal injury claims of all types. An experienced legal team can provide assurance to victims and families during the complicated aftermath of an accident. Motorcycle accident victims may be eligible for financial compensation to cover the cost of medical treatment and emotional pain and suffering. A complete case evaluation can reveal specific legal options available.
Source: fox43.com, "State police identify victim in fatal motorcycle vs SUV crash", Howard Sheppard, Aug. 14, 2015