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Pennsylvania motorcyclist injured after car runs stop sign

Motorcyclists are very vulnerable on the roadways. If drivers do not pay attention while driving they can easily cause a serious motorcycle accident. Without the protection that car offers, motorcyclists are often seriously hurt in motorcycle collisions.

Following a recent Pennsylvania motorcycle accident the biker was sent to a local hospital. According to reports, the 26-year-old motorcyclist was driving when she was hit by a car. The car's driver apparently drove through a stop sign while turning left prior to hitting the motorcyclist. The 57-year-old car driver and the 15-year-old passenger were both uninjured in the accident, however the car was so damaged that it needed to be towed away from the scene.

During the accident, the motorcyclist was thrown from her bike into the southbound side of the road. At this time, the extent of her injuries was not released by the hospital.

When drivers get behind the wheel, they have the legal responsibly to drive with care. When they disobey traffic laws, like in this case, drive under the influence or text while driving, they are driving negligently and can easily cause an accident.

When motorcyclists are involved in the accident, they can suffer serious injuries. These injuries can include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and road rash. These injuries can be expensive to treat and can keep motorcyclists out of work for months -- or longer. Expenses can quickly pile up.

Under Pennsylvania laws, negligent drivers are responsible for the costs incurred to accident victims. These costs include lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitative costs and pain and suffering. Motorcyclists hurt by negligent drivers should know and understand their rights to compensation. They do not have to bear the cost of an accident alone but should instead focus on their recovery.

Source: Norristown Patch, "Norristown Woman Injured in Perkiomen Crash Tuesday," James Myers, Feb. 27, 2013

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