The Economic Impact of Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania

The Economic Impact of Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania

Motorcycle accidents usually lead to catastrophic damages for those who drive and ride on the bikes. With very little surrounding protection, a motorcyclist has only their helmet, if they wear one, and some specialty clothing between them and a car that hits them or the road if they are thrown from their motorcycle. As a result, the costs that can accumulate after a motorcycle accident can be quite high.

Personal injury attorneys can help victims of motorcycle accidents secure the all of financial compensation they need to account for the losses that were suffered. It can be very difficult to take legal action and file a personal injury claim soon after an accident because of severe injuries. However, it is important not to delay because doing so could mean a forfeiture of rights to compensation if the statute of limitations passes. An attorney, though, can work on behalf of a motorcycle accident victim and manage a claim while they are recovering from their injuries and getting back on their feet.

The Pennsylvania motorcycle accident injury attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP can help you with your personal injury claim if you were hurt in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident.

The Costs of Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accidents

The Economic Impact of Motorcycle Accidents in PennsylvaniaThere are several costly losses that come in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident. Some of these costs are more obvious than others.

First, the injuries that a motorcycle accident victim suffers will require some amount of medical treatment depending on how extensive the injuries are. The more treatment that is needed the higher the healthcare costs will be. For example, a cast for a broken leg can cost hundreds of dollars while surgery for that fractured leg bone can cost as much as $30,000 and more.

While a victim of a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident are making their way through their treatment and trying to get better, they may not be able to work. A loss of productivity can not only hurt that motorcycle accident victim in their wallet as they will be unable to earn a living, but the job where they work will have to try and cover for their absence. That may mean hiring another worker to fill the open position or paying existing employees overtime to cover the extra work that is not being done.

A community that has a higher rate of motorcycle accidents likely has more negligent drivers. New rules and regulations may have to be implemented to attempt to mitigate future accidents. Very serious accidents can also hamper traffic flow in a community when roads are closed or result in expensive repairs to buildings or other infrastructure that may have been impacted by a crash.  All of this is in addition to the emotional distress that fatal accidents can have on community members.

Speak with an Attorney at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration motor vehicle crashes, including motorcycle accidents, produce a considerable economic toll. Recently it was reported that crashes cost the U.S. upwards of $340 billion. 

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania please call Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP today at (215) 731-9900 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney.


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