Generally, motorcyclists in Pennsylvania are more vulnerable than motorists. Not only are their bikes not as visible as four-wheel vehicles, but they also do not have the protection of enclosed motor vehicles. Helmets and protective clothing, while helpful, are usually not sufficient to prevent serious injuries. Unfortunately, it's not surprising that catastrophic injuries and even fatalities often result from motorcycle accidents that involve other vehicles.
Regardless of how much protective gear a Pennsylvania motorcyclist wears, the consequences of a collision between an automobile and motorcycle are usually devastating. While motorcycle accidents are sometimes associated with negligent and reckless motorcycle riders, it is often the driver of an automobile or other enclosed motor vehicle that was the negligent party. It is not uncommon for motorcyclists who are fortunate enough to survive such an accident to suffer catastrophic injuries that may require many adaptations to the way they live their lives.