Posts Categorized: Motorcycle Accidents

How Do Helmet Laws Affect Motorcycle Accident Cases?

Posted on January 16th, 2019

In Pennsylvania, all motorcycle riders and passengers under the age of 21 must wear motorcycle helmets. Riders over 21 may opt not to wear helmets if they have at least two years of motorcycling experience, or if they pass an approved motorcycle safety course. Whether or not you must lawfully wear a helmet in Pennsylvania, going without one could affect…

What Is a No-Contact Motorcycle Accident?

Posted on January 9th, 2019

A motorcycle accident does not always refer to a collision between a motorcycle and a motor vehicle. Many motorcycle accidents are single-vehicle accidents, in which only the motorcycle crashes. Yet even in a single-vehicle accident, with no contact between a motorcyclist and a driver, a driver could still be liable for the motorcyclist’s damages. This could be the case in…

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Pennsylvania?

Posted on January 2nd, 2019

Lane splitting refers to a motorcyclist riding between two lanes of traffic moving in the same direction. It is a controversial practice with divided opinions on its safety. The only state in which lane splitting is not illegal is California. California did not legalize the practice, per se, but it eliminated the traffic provision that prohibited lane splitting. In Pennsylvania,…