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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Even with helmets and protective clothing, motorcyclists lack safeguards such as seat belts and air bags that help defend car and truck drivers in the event of a collision. Because of this, motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in severe personal injuries or death than passenger vehicle accidents.

Pennsylvania law currently requires any person under 21 who operates or rides a motorcycle to wear a helmet. While helmets are recommended for anyone riding a motorcycle, Pennsylvania does not require those over 21 to wear a helmet if they have been licensed to operate a motorcycle for at least two years or have completed a motorcycle safety course approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Ejection is common in motorcycle accidents, and even riders who wear helmets and heavy-duty attire can be exposed to serious or fatal injuries including:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Disfigurement
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Although motorcyclists can be guilty of negligent driving, most motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers who do not see bikers.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, please contact the Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Atlee Hall, LLP for your free case evaluation. We welcome clients from Lancaster, York, Harrisburg and across the state.