Motorcycle riders in Pennsylvania are a constant on the roadways. Drivers of four-wheel vehicles and even larger vehicles must share the road with motorcycles and their riders. Motorists should ensure the safety of themselves and others. This is especially important for bikers because they are so vulnerable to major injuries and death when there are motorcycle accidents. With the number of risks increasing, there are times when a motorcycle crash is unavoidable. Those who are injured in a motorcycle accident or the family of a deceased loved one must know the steps to take to file a lawsuit to be compensated.
A motorcycle accident between a 57-year-old rider and a pickup truck led to the death of the man operating the bike. His female passenger suffered serious injuries. The accident happened at shortly before 5 p.m. The rider and the driver of the pickup collided when the pickup was heading north on the roadway. The pickup, a Ford F-250 driven by a 52-year-old man, did not see the motorcycle and turned left in front of it.
The biker went to the ground on his motorcycle to try and avoid the accident, but hit the passenger side in the front. The biker had significant injuries that led to his death at the site of the crash. The passenger was taken to the hospital for treatment. The riders were wearing helmets when the crash happened. The driver of the pickup was unhurt.
So many things can go wrong when there is a crash between a motorcycle and a conventional vehicle. Riders can have broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis, lost limbs and more. When the injuries are severe enough, there can be fatalities. People who have been injured and families left behind will have many concerns such as how they will get beyond the emotional impact of an unexpected death, who will pay for medical costs, how they can cover for lost wages and contributions and other issues.
A law firm that has experience in motorcycle accidents can help with taking the necessary steps to file a lawsuit to be compensated. Those who have suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash should call for assistance immediately.