Motorcyclists suffered fatal injury after camper crash in Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania – July 24, 2022

Two motorcyclists suffered fatal injury while traveling South on Mill Run Road when they crashed into a camper that was being towed by an SUV traveling North.  Pennsylvania State Police reported the two were killed when their motorcycle crossed the center line and hit the camper. Scattered roadway debris caused two others riding a motorcycle behind the fatally injured victims to crash. They suffered minor injury, but one was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.  Overwhelming losses often occur because of a multi-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.  Related financial distress may be caused by medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and funeral and burial costs. An experienced accident lawyer at Scanlon & Wojton Law Firm can assist motorcycle accident victims recover damages when an accident leaves them with residual harms and wrongful death loss.

Motorcycle accident and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

  • A person with a mild TBI, or a concussion may feel better in a few weeks, or months and be relieved of all symptoms. Most often, a person with mild TBI can recover at home following a medical check.
  • A person with moderate, or severe TBI may have life-long effects from the injury and should seek the ongoing care of a health care professional to support their recovery.

Recoverable compensation.

A personal injury lawyer, utilizing supporting Pennsylvania state-specific accident laws, can sue for compensation for damages on behalf of motorcycle accident victims, based on the assignment of fault for proven claims of negligence. They may include:

  • Compensatory damages for economic losses including lost wages, medical bills, medical care, and treatment, plus household expenses and non-economic losses that include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or companionship.
  • Punitive damages when a motorcycle accident lawyer can prove that a defendant deliberately, with reckless disregard, acted in a manner to cause harm to another person, punitive damages may be awarded based on the specifics of a case.
  • Monetary awards in Pennsylvania have no cap on most damages, but there is a cap of $500,000 against local government claims, and a $250,000 limit on claims against the State.  Accident lawyers can be of assistance for a variety of legal actions toward fiscal recovery after any motor vehicle accidental injury.

State accident reporting requirement.

In Pennsylvania, an accident report  must be filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Safety within five days from the mishap if collisions result in death, injury, or significant property damage.

Statute of limitations.

Pennsylvania statute of limitations gives an accident victim two years to file a lawsuit from the date the injury occurred, was, discovered, or should have been discovered through reasonable care. An attorney can apprise individuals of any deviations from that timeline.

 Hire a lawyer.

Pittsburgh area accident lawyers assist in the determination of “fault” and move forward with a legal proceeding for wrongful death, personal injury loss and property damage. An experienced lawyer at Scanlon & Wojton will fight for a victim’s rights for a comprehensive insurance settlement, or court award to cover damages.

Scanlon & Wojton, Attorneys at Law

The Mitchell Building
304 Ross Street, Second Floor
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219

Phone:  (412) 918-1241

Fax: (412) 235-7275


  1. Coroner called to accident between a motorcycle and camper (yahoo.com)
  2. https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/42/
  3. https://www.dot.state.pa.us/Public/DVSPubsForms/BMV/BMV%20Forms/AA-600.pdf
  4. https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/42/
  5. https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/42/


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