What Are the Key Differences Between Motorcycle and Car Accidents?

Motorcycle on its side

Motorcycle and car accidents can both leave behind serious injuries and thousands of dollars worth of property damages, but there are some key differences between these types of collisions. If you plan to pursue a personal injury case after such an accident, you should know more about them and how a York County, PA motorcycle accident lawyer can be of assistance.

What Kinds of Injuries Are Common After Motorcycle and Car Accidents?

Motor vehicle accidents of all kinds are capable of causing serious injuries. The most obvious difference between motorcycle and car accidents is that motorcycle drivers have less protection than operators and occupants of passenger vehicles do. This can make catastrophic injuries a more likely outcome for motorcycle drivers.

Common injuries in motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • “Road rash,” from skidding along the road
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injury and paralysis
  • Disfigurement and scarring

As we mentioned, the primary difference between motorcycle and car accidents is how severe the injuries are. It is more common for motorcyclists to end up with more serious injuries, ones that can have lasting effects on their lives.

Can Drivers Sue for Damages After Motorcycle and Car Accidents?

If you were injured in a motorcycle or car accident, you may want to sue for damages. This can help you pay bills and get back on your feet after an accident. Suing for compensation can also help you pay for future medical costs if you are going to require continued care. An attorney can help you fight for a fair compensation offer that covers:

  • The cost of previous medical care
  • Any wages you missed out on when you were recovering
  • Emotional distress
  • Any loss in earning potential
  • The costs of future medical care

That first settlement offer from the insurance company is rarely enough to make up for all of the expenses stemming from an accident. You may have to fight to get the compensation that you deserve, and our motorcycle and car accident attorneys are ready to help you do that.

Is There a Bias Against Bikers in Personal Injury Cases?

Unfortunately, there are stereotypes about bikers that can make it harder to build a case after an accident. If a motorcyclist gets into an accident, some are quick to blame them. They might assume that the biker did something reckless and caused the accident.

Drivers also have the duty to share the road safely with motorcyclists though, and it is just as likely that their actions led to an accident. So if you are a biker who got hurt in an accident, you can be sure that our lawyers will do their best to build you a case and show why you deserve compensation.

Contact Our Law Firm Today

If you have been injured in a motorcycle or car accident, you do not have to pursue compensation on your own. An experienced personal injury attorney from our firm can help you make things right. Contact lkhanoff & Silverstein to schedule your consultation today.

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