Should I Get an Attorney for a Motorcycle Accident?
If you were recently hurt while riding your motorcycle and are looking into your legal options for recovering compensation, you may have questions about whether paying for private legal counsel is really worth it. Maybe you’ve heard stories about personal injury attorneys being more concerned with their own profit margins than the well-being of their […]
Pa. Supreme Court Decision Emphasizes Importance of Obtaining Sufficient Insurance for Motorcycle Riders
Most motorcycle riders are aware of the unfortunate reality that there is a special risk of injury when riding on a motorcycle. The agility and smaller size of motorcycles can cause other motorists to have difficulty judging their speed and distance, or to lose them in a blind spot. Being injured by another driver’s negligence […]
Fall Motorcycle Accident Hazards
Fall is the Season for Pumpkin Lattes, Fall Color, and Motorcycle Crashes Pennsylvania has the most beautiful fall foliage in the nation. If you are a motorcyclist, you may think that autumn is a perfect time for a motorcycle trip. What better place to enjoy the beauty of our maples, birches, buckeyes and oaks than […]
May is Pennsylvania’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month may be more important than ever with the number of registered motorcycle drivers rising in Pennsylvania. Over the past decade, the number of motorcyclists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has increased by more than 50%. From 2011 to 2012 the number increased more than 10%. Last year, there were 854,493 registered […]
3 Things Teens Need to Know Before Getting a Pennsylvania Motorcycle License
You have finally made it. You are old enough to drive and you can’t wait to get your license. You have your heart set on riding a motorcycle. Before you apply for a Pennsylvania motorcycle license, there are some things that you should be aware of. What You Should Know You must complete Pennsylvania’s motorcycle […]
How Does the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Helmet Law Measure Up?
The CDC recently compared the motorcycle helmet laws of each state to determine how well they worked. According to the CDC, the current the Pennsylvania motorcycle helmet law saved 14 lives and $28 million per 100,000 registered motorcycles in 2010. In comparison, New Jersey’s universal helmet law saved 11 lives and $22 million per 100,000 […]
3 Ways You Can Help Avoid a Motorcycle Accident This Summer
Memorial Day is behind us, the summer has (unofficially) begun, and May – the month Governor Corbett declared to be Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – is coming to a close. As motorcycle season continues in the Commonwealth, it is important to remember some tips to help avoid a motorcycle accident. Tips to Remember • […]
Should the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Helmet Law be Changed?
In 2003, Pennsylvania revoked its mandatory motorcycle helmet law and made it legal for the majority of motorcyclists to ride without a helmet. Since then debate has continued, and a new motorcycle helmet law has been proposed and is pending before the state legislature. Opponents of the proposed Pennsylvania motorcycle helmet law argue that the […]
Why Limited Tort May Not Mean Limited Recovery
As soon as you hear the words “limited tort” uttered by an insurance agent, it is important to contact an experienced limited tort lawyer. Why You Should Contact a Limited Tort Lawyer You may not in fact have limited tort coverage. Just because an insurance agent says you have a limited tort policy does mean […]
Will Pennsylvania Reconsider a Motorcycle Helmet Law?
In 2003, Pennsylvania changed its motorcycle helmet law. Now, a rider who is 21 years or older, has 2 or more years experience riding a motorcycle, and passes a safety course can decide for himself whether or not to wear a helmet. State law does not require it. Pennsylvania is not alone. Historically nearly all […]