A: Under Pennsylvania’s Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, motorcycle riders are not generally able to make claims for medical benefits under their motorcycle insurance policies. See Section 1711 of the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, which precludes such coverage for motorcycles.
So, that leaves private health insurance to pay medical bills. If the rider has a valid negligence claim against the other driver or another party for the accident, the rider-plaintiff can recover medical bills and related out of pocket expenses in a subsequent lawsuit. In addition to medical bills, the plaintiff can recover lost wages, as well as pain and suffering damages.
For more information, access our free legal article about medical bills in a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania.
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August 29, 2012