One woman who lost a leg in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident last year is struggling to pick up the pieces of her life in the wake of the crash. The motorcycle accident happened in rural Pennsylvania in Sept. 2012 when a tractor reportedly crossed in front of the woman in a sudden turn. The two vehicles collided and the woman, whose leg was stuck in the front spokes of the bike, was thrown in the air before slamming into the ground.
The woman's boyfriend managed to lift the extremely heavy motorcycle away from her. They were lucky in that two of the first people to arrive at the scene were a doctor and nurse who happened to each be passing by at the time of the accident. This undoubtedly played a role in allowing the woman to survive the collision, despite the severity of the injuries that she sustained.
Unfortunately, despite that bit of luck, the woman lost her leg as a result of those injuries. Even more tragically, a mountain of medical bills is now forcing the woman to move out of her own home because she can no longer make the necessary payments. Friends and family members are attempting to raise funds to help with the woman's expenses, but there is little doubt that this accident has caused emotional and financial strain on the woman in addition to the physical wounds.
In some cases like this, the victim of a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against another driver. This usually requires demonstrating evidence that the other driver's actions caused or contributed to the crash which caused a person's injuries. Prevailing in such a civil lawsuit can help ease much of the financial stress that a victim has suffered due to medical and other relevant expenses.
Source: wivb.com, "Woman loses leg in motorcycle accident," Rich Newberg, March 20, 2013