August 5, 2011, ERIE, PA — People injured as passengers in Pennsylvania motorcycle accidents often have unique concerns. Like most people injured in motor vehicle accidents, they worry about how they’re going to pay their medical bills, when they’ll be able to return to work, and of course they hurt and wonder whether they’ll be the same after they’ve healed. Often, though, they also worry about whether they have any rights, even though they weren’t the driver of the motorcycle (they do). And frequently they worry about the driver, who is usually a close friend or relative. “If I sue or make a claim” they worry, “will it hurt my friend/relative?”
Injured motorcycle passengers in Pennsylvania absolutely have rights and are usually entitled to first party insurance benefits that will help them pay bills and recover wage loss. Motorcycle passengers with injuries are usually also entitled to money settlements from insurance companies to compensate them for losses that are in excess of first party medical benefits.
The money that is usually used to pay injured motorcycle accident victims does not come from the driver of the motorcycle. These payments are made by insurance companies who are in the business of collecting premiums in exchange for a promise to pay for harm that results from Pennsylvania bike crashes. While true that the accident may cause an increase in the driver’s premium, that would be true even if the injured motorcycle passenger didn’t make a claim if the Pennsylvania motorcycle accident was the driver’s fault.
If you were injured as a passenger in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident, you should at least get a free, no strings attached evaluation of your case.
Erie Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Offer Safety Information
On our Pennsylvania motorcycle accident page , we offer lots of free safety information for Pennsylvania motorcyclists and car operators. You can find Ten Things All Car and Truck Drivers Should Know About Motorcycles and the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Operator’s Manual and these are just a sampling of what’s available to you free on our site. Our goal is to provide as much meaningful information as possible for people, both after and before accidents.
We Want to Help
If you’ve been injured as a passenger in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident, or lost a loved one, we can help. Our experienced Erie injury lawyers understand how an injury can disrupt a family with the stress of recovery, the cost of medical bills and the loss of earning power and potential. In the tragic aftermath of a fatal motorcycle accident, we understand that the survivors can be overwhelmed by grief, fear and uncertainty. We want to help. We’ll investigate the case when you can’t and we’ll help you obtain compensation and resources to pay medical costs, replace lost wages and make up for losses for which there are no other remedies.
For a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Pennsylvania bike accident lawyers, fill out the on-line consult form or call today. Local calls 814-833-7100. Toll free 814-833-7100.