Motorcycle Accidents: What You Need to Know

April 13, 2014 / 12:00 am

The weather is finally warmer, so people will finally be getting out on their motorcycles for the season.

Every year we get a lot of calls from motorcyclists who have been injured. They all have one thing in common: Their motorcycle accidents were caused by someone in a car who was not paying attention. Motorcyclists are usually very careful but other drivers are not.

If you are out on the highways, keep a good look out for motorcycles, give them plenty of room and put your turn signals on well in advance of a turn so they have some warning.

If you are a motorcyclist and are injured you are automatically given full tort status in Pennsylvania. The injuries are usually bad given the lack of protection.

Make sure that you get checked out immediately for injuries, as many cyclists will have internal injuries that are not apparent at first.

Make sure your motorcycle is preserved and photographed along with any injuries you may have. These important pieces of evidence often are forgotten and will help establish your claim.

Speak with a PA Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Accidents investigation is difficult with motorcycles, as the police often have a hard time establishing speed. If you preserve your motorcycle after the collision until the police can view it, you will have helped preserve this difficult part of the investigation. Any clothing you were wearing that is damaged should also be preserved and photographed.

Hopefully you will never experience one of these collisions. It’s a fun hobby but a dangerous one as well. To speak with a PA motorcycle accident attorney about your case, contact us today.