A: Under Pennsylvania’s motor vehicle accident law, the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, medical bills incurred as a result of a motorcycle accident will not be paid by auto insurance. Although, under the same law, auto insurance carriers are required to pay for medical bills (minimum of $5,000) in non-motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles are treated differently under Pennsylvania law. Read an in depth discussion of how to make a claim for medical bills after a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident.
Therefore, since auto insurance will not cover medical bills, private health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid may provide coverage. If there is no such coverage, claims for medical bills can be made against the person or party responsible for causing the accident. This usually requires filing a lawsuit, although in some instances, such claims may be settled prior to filing suit.
More Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Legal Articles:
- Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accidents – Steps to Take After an Accident
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Help After a Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident – Representation by an Avid Motorcyclist
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