The sun is shining and there’s a long stretch of road ahead. There is no better way to enjoy the breathtaking scenery than riding through it.
Despite your expertise on a bike, your adherence to the rules of the road, and your best efforts to ride safely, accidents that lead to injury--or worse, death--can still occur.
Motorcyclists, scooter riders and bicyclists are among the most vulnerable road users.
Many things can go wrong when you are out on your bike, and with the number of bikes on the road increasing, it’s not surprising that the number of catastrophic accidents is increasing, too.
Bicycle-related injury is a leading cause of hospitalization and injury-related death.
Bicyclists – commuters, racers, beginners and advanced riders – are particularly vulnerable to collisions. These collisions are almost always the result of somebody’s negligence. Matthew Dolfi, cyclist, racer and cycling advocate, walks you through:
- Crash Statistics
- Common causes for crashes
- Rules of the Road
- Handling the Case: your rights as a cyclist—as well as a driver
PA’s Groundbreaking Case: Gallagher v. GEICO
Gallagher set an historic precedent with the biggest change in insurance laws in 30 years for Pennsylvania motorcyclists. If you’re a biker, what does this mean for you? Carrie McConnell, who focuses on complex litigation and is with the firm who represented GEICO, reviews the case and its impact on insurance coverage for motorcycles.
- Availability of underinsured motorist coverage in motorcycle accidents
- Status of Gallagher cases on appeal
- Current state of the law regarding the ‘household exclusion’ in motorcycle accidents
Sometimes it's the product that's at fault, not the rider.
Like any mechanical product, a motorcycle is susceptible to defects at any stage of the manufacturing process. Larry Coben, national plaintiffs’ trial attorney, dives into product liability and introduces the latest technologies in motorcycle design that help reduce accidents.
All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $20. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.
Recorded in August 2021.