May 042013
 

A: In many motorcycle accident situations, a rider who loses wages as a result of injuries may be able to make a claim for lost wages in a subsequent lawsuit against the responsible, negligent party. Under tort principles in Pennsylvania, someone who causes an accident is liable to pay for resulting damages. This includes economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include lost wages, medical expenses, etc. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering damages.

Some motorcycle riders who have disability policies through an employer may be able to make short or long term disability claims under those policies. Doing so provides much needed financial relief after an accident, especially when a rider is unable to get back to work due to injuries. However, many motorcycle riders do not have such coverage and may be eligble for Social Security Disability. Read our related article about lost wages and recovering financial compensation after a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer.

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