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Motorcyclists don't need to suffer alone after an accident

Motorcyclists in Pennsylvania sometimes get a bad reputation. People buy into the pop-culture image of the motorcycle gangs. People think about motorcyclists and think of lawbreaking, speeding, reckless and out-of-control riders. However, the reality is very different from this image. Most motorcyclists follow traffic rules and are just trying to safely enjoy an activity they love. Many people rely on motorcycles as their sole form of transportation. They use these bikes to move from one place to another and just want to get to their destination safely.

Motorcyclist hit by car and injured in Loyalsock Township

Any unsuspecting motor vehicle driver on Pennsylvania roadways can find that he or she face an unavoidable accident. In some cases, these accidents happen out of the blue without any real explanation. However, in many cases, a negligent driver is the cause. When an accident involves a motorcycle, the consequences may be severe.

Asserting your rights after a motorcycle accident

For some people, when the word "motorcyclist" is said it conjures up images of biker gangs. For others, they think about a reckless, motorcyclist speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. Others still, may think of other stereotypical images from the media. However, the truth is that most people that ride motorcycles in Pennsylvania are just normal law-abiding citizens.

Motorcyclists' rights under Pennsylvania law

In popular culture, motorcyclists are sometimes portrayed as law-breaking, thrill seeking individuals. They are often seen racing down the highway as part of large and unrealistic biker gangs. However, the reality is that motorcyclists are often like any other drivers in Pennsylvania. They are just trying to get from one place to another as safely as possible.

Motorcycle event brings bikes to Pennsylvania

The summer tends to bring motorcycles to the roadways in Pennsylvania. The warmer, sunny weather makes riding more pleasurable and safe. In fact, a huge motorcycle rally is about to take place within the state. The so-called "Roar on the Shore" will begin in Erie, Pennsylvania on July 15. The large motorcycling event brings more than 100,000 motorcyclists into the area. People from all across the state will be traveling to join in the festivities.

Can motorcyclists protect themselves from injuries?

Under the right conditions, a motorcycle can be a fun and exciting way to see the state of Pennsylvania. However, they can also be extremely dangerous. A negligent driver can easily cause a motorcycle accident that results in serious injuries or death. Unlike passenger vehicles, motorcycles do not have many of the important safety features that help to keep people safe. Without safety glass, seat belts, a steel driver's compartment or airbags, motorcyclists are left extremely vulnerable.

Teens and motorcycles in Pennsylvania

While drivers of nearly every age can be found on Pennsylvania roadways, certain drivers pose greater risks to the safety of others. Teenagers, in particular, can be reckless drivers. Their inexperience and feeling of invincibility can lead teenagers to make risky decisions while driving. Teenagers are also easily distracted by cellphones and other technology that takes their attention from the roadways, making them even more dangerous.

The victims of fatal motorcycle accidents

When people choose to ride a motorcycle, they likely understand that there are some risks involved. While these risks can be minimized with safe and attentive driving, motorcycles just do not provide the same level of protection as a larger vehicle. Additionally, because of their small size, other drivers are more likely to fail to notice motorcycles on the roadways and cause accidents. Unlike car accidents, even minor motorcycle accidents often cause serious injuries to riders. Often, these accidents are fatal.

Commonwealth v. Candice Steinbacher – Motion for Judgement Acquittal Granted

Motion for Judgment of Acquittal for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) prosecution was granted by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts, after Attorney Kyle Rude argues that the Commonwealth could not prove Ms. Steinbacher was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Ms. Steinbacher was arrested after Williamsport City Police believed she switched seats with her boyfriend in order to avoid an arrest for DUI.

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