With spring on the way, many motorcyclists in the Erie area are bound to be looking forward to warmer weather. Riding a motorcycle is a great way to get around, as well as a fun form of recreation. But, like many forms of recreation, it carries its risks as well as its rewards. When a

motorcycle accident

occurs, there is, unfortunately, a great propensity for catastrophic injuries. Without the right legal approach, an accident victim could be left with not only tremendous physical trauma but also serious financial problems.

After a motorcycle accident, it’s vitally important to determine who was at fault in an accident. If a negligent driver is found to be the cause of a wreck, that driver may be charged criminally by the police. However, a motorcycle accident victim can also attempt to hold a negligent party liable in civil court with the help of an

Erie, PA catastrophic injury attorney

.

A motorcycle accident can cause serious injuries to either a biker or a passenger. Even with a helmet, brain injury or spinal cord injury is possible. With a spinal cord injury, a victim’s life may be forever altered. While recovering from even a broken bone is a highly expensive endeavor nowadays, a more serious injury can be financially as well as physically devastating. Long-term rehabilitation costs, and the recover’s effect on a victim’s ability to work, can cause many victims to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, there may be legal solutions to the problems posed by accident recovery.

Through a civil lawsuit a victim has the ability to attempt to recover damages from a motorcycle accident. Compensation for damages may include medical expenses, recovery costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. Without such compensation, an injured motorcyclist can be in an extremely precarious financial position.