Pennsylvania is a hotspot for motorcycle accidents. This is due in part to the fact that in each of the past 10 years or so, the number of motorcycle riders in this state has increased. It is also due to Pennsylvania’s partial motorcycle helmet law, which allows the majority of motorcycle riders to ride helmet free.
This combination of increasing numbers of riders and a lax helmet law means that motorcycle accidents in Pennsylvania have the very real potential to result in serious injuries, especially head injuries.
Another related fact about motorcycle riding in general is that the average age of motorcycle riders is increasing. Therefore, we can certainly expect to see that older riders who get into motorcycle accidents in Pennsylvania are likely to suffer serious injuries and naturally miss time from work.
Serious Motorcycle Accidents Lead to Time Lost from Work
Serious motorcycle accident injuries and the extensive medical treatment which usually follows often translate into weeks or months missed from work. Some injured riders will never be able to return to work, or if they can, it’s only part time or with restrictions, like no heavy lifting. For riders who work in construction or other labor intensive fields, such restrictions can end a career early. For folks in their 5o’s and 60’s, disability means financial ruin.
Depending on the situation, motorcycle riders injured in accidents may be able to obtain financial recovery for lost wages by filing a lawsuit against the party responsible for the accident. Read more about recovering lost wages after a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania.
In addition to filing a lawsuit against the negligent party, an injured motorcycle rider may be able to obtain disability benefits via an employer provided disability policy or by filing for Social Security disability benefits. Learn more about social security disability benefits here.
For more information, contact a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer.
More Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Legal Articles:
- What to Expect in a Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
- Investigating Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Cases for Liability Beyond the Other Driver
Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Law Firm
Schwartz & Blackman handles motorcycle accident cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:
- PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
- NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities
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