Motorcycles give Pennsylvania residents the freedom to see the state in an exciting way. Motorcyclists enjoy the thrill of the open road and the freedom that motorcycles provide. However, these benefits do not come without a cost. Motorcyclists are susceptible to serious injuries in an accident.
Motorcycle accidents are common because motorcycles can be more difficult for other drivers to see. Sometimes, drivers do not give enough attention to the roadways and fail to see these small and fast-moving vehicles. When this happens, motorcycle accident victims can be left with serious and life-changing consequences.
Recently, two Pennsylvania residents have been left with serious injuries following a motorcycle accident. According to their family, these victims now risk serious financial peril as a result of the accident. Reports say that the victims--a husband and wife--were driving on Route 209 in Pennsylvania when their motorcycle was hit by a vehicle. While there are few details from the accident, both of the motorcyclists suffered serious injuries.
The husband suffered from multiple broken bones, including broken ribs. Additionally, the man's family claims that he had to undergo surgery in order to alleviate internal bleeding in his lungs, liver and spleen. His wife also suffered from broken ribs and other broken bones as a result of the accident.
The victims' family has recently started an online fundraising campaign in order to help cover some of these expenses caused by the accident. The couple's daughter said the couple will be unable to work while they recover, and as a result their home will be put at risk for foreclosure.
Motorcycle accident victims in Pennsylvania should know that they do not need to shoulder the financial burden of an accident alone. If a motorcycle accident was caused by a negligent driver, that driver can be held financially responsible for the accident.
Source: Lehigh Valley Live, "Online fundraiser launched for couple seriously injured in motorcycle crash," Pamela Sroka-Holzmann, March 8, 2016