It is something that many people in Reading may not think about, but when a passenger is injured in an accident, he or she can file personal injuries against the driver if the driver's negligence caused the accident. Perhaps because most people only ride with their friends or their family members, there is nothing stopping passengers from holding their drivers accountable for poor driving.
For a 28-year-old woman from Sellersville, Pennsylvania, she may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit following a motorcycle accident that was apparently caused by the 29-year-old man operating the bike they were on. The 29-year-old had been driving along Route 33 in Lower Nazareth earlier this week when he smashed into a SUV ahead of him. The motorcyclist had been speeding and the SUV started to slow, causing the crash.
The woman's left leg was injured in the crash. She was taken to a local hospital following the early evening motorcycle accident. Thus far, the man driving the motorcycle was cited for speeding.
It may be difficult to imagine filing a lawsuit against a friend, but with the high cost of medical care, especially emergency medical care, it may be a choice between suing a friend or taking on mountains of medical debt. Of course, it is important to talk with an experienced personal injury lawyer prior to filing a lawsuit, as he or she can explain the process and what is required to prove negligence and fault. Ultimately, however, seeking damages against the individuals responsible for a motorcycle accident may be financially necessary.
Source: Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch, "Sellersville Woman Injured in Motorcycle Crash on Rt. 33," Tony Di Domizio, Oct. 15, 2013