Pennsylvania has one of the highest rates in motorcycle ownership in the United States. Sadly, this also means a higher rate of uninsured bikers and a higher rate of serious accidents involving motorcycles. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a bike collision, it is important to seek out an expert motorcycle injury lawyer as soon as possible. Contact the Law Offices of www.needaninjuryattorneypennsylvania.com and speak with one of our expert attorneys today.
It is not uncommon for those involved in in motorcycle accidents to take advice from friends or family who have little knowledge of motorcycle injury law and accept a settlement that won’t even begin to cover the many expenses that arise out of a motorcycle accident such as medical bills and lost wages. You can also be compensated for pain and suffering.
Thousands of out-of-state bikers are drawn to Pennsylvania roadways for huge motorcycle rallies. With the celebration and camaraderie comes more congestion and a small uptick in motorcycle accidents. Following the safety laws while riding a motorcycle keeps you safe. To avoid difficulties, it is necessary that all motorcyclists be knowledgeable of and adhere to Pennsylvania motorcycle safety laws. Here are some of them:
-Helmets are optional for motorcyclists over the age of 21 who either have held a valid motorcycle license for two years or they have completed an approved motorcycle safety course. For passengers over 21, helmets are also optional.
-Eye protection is mandatory for all riders, including passengers.
-Turn signals are not required, but motorcycles must have one mirror on the left and one mirror on the right two mirrors (right and left) for motorcycles made after April 1, 1977.
-Mufflers are required to comply with Pennsylvania’s maximum sound limit of 88 decibels.
-Passengers can be of any age. A motorcycle must have a seat and footrests to carry passengers.
-Pennsylvania has no restrictions on handlebar height, unlike many other states.
-State-funded motorcycle rider safety education is available to motorcyclists.
-Pennsylvania liability insurance minimum coverage is at 15/30/5.
-Motorcyclists can ride two abreast.
-Dangerous “lane splitting,” when a bike shares a lane with a full-size vehicle or passes between lanes occupied by full-sized vehicles, is outlawed in the state of Pennsylvania.
-Frequent motorcycle-safety inspections are compulsory and foster adherence to motorcycle safety laws in Pennsylvania.
For the full list of Pennsylvania motorcycle safety laws, click here.
Following motorcycle safety laws is a helpful in avoiding accidents, and ensuring you’re not at fault if an accident does occur. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident and you are not at fault the Law Offices of www.needaninjuryattorneypennsylvania.com can help you get the compensation you deserve so you can recover from your injuries and move on with your life. Don’t let the insurance company give you a lowball settlement leaving you to responsible for the remainder of your injury expenses. Get the help you need. Contact us to speak with an experienced Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney. You will be glad you did.