Differences Between Motorcycle Accidents and Car Accidents
Our law firm is experienced in motorcycle accident cases. In addition to litigating motorcycles cases, our attorney, Seth Green, is a motorcycle rider and holds his motorcycle endorsement. This allows him to better understand the mechanics of a motorcycle accident because he has logged countless hours riding motorcycles throughout Florida.
We know motorcycles are fun to ride, but it no longer becomes exciting when you get yourself in an accident. Although this kind of accident has similarities to car accidents, there are differences that you should be aware of. Knowing these differences will help you prepare for what’s to come.
Difference Between Motorcycle Accidents and Car Accidents
There is no denying that motorcycle accidents usually result in more serious injuries as compared to car accidents. The obvious reason for this is that motorcycles do not give any external protection to the driver. Once you get into an accident, there’s no knowing where you’ll slide or where you’ll get tossed into. This is why motorcycle cases are much more serious especially where an injury is concerned. A victim is considered lucky if they only have minor road rash, but many accidents involve broken legs or arms.
Another obvious difference is that there is more prejudice against motorcycle drivers than their car counterparts. Ever since motorcycles became common, the misconception also arose that motorcycle drivers are reckless. However, this isn’t always the case as there are also a good number of drivers that are more cautious given their circumstances. Nonetheless, you should be aware that there is a prejudice in cases like this.
This means that jurors are not safe from having unfair prejudice against you if you are a motorcycle driver, too. Many consider these kinds of drivers as reckless and “daredevils” that they might go in favor of the person who is in the car. If you find yourself in this kind of situation (or even before you hit trial), make sure you have a motorcycle accident attorney who knows how to sway the jury otherwise.
One of the reasons why a prejudice can develop among the jury is their little to no understanding of motorcycles. Since they are not aware of how a motorcycle works and how it is driven, they can easily take in information from the wrong sources. This ultimately affects how they see your case.
People involved in car accidents are entitled to $10,000 of medical bill payments regardless of who caused the accident. Motorcyclists do not have this benefit. It is even more important to find good insurance from the at-fault driver so the injured motorcyclist can get coverage.
Contact our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Now
If you are a motorcycle driver and you just read through this, you will definitely feel the need to get an attorney. You don’t have to wait for an accident to happen for you to get one as this is a preventive measure to problems that may arise once the accident comes.
When you use our motorcycle accident attorneys, we understand how motorcycles work. We can defend you properly and without hesitation. In hiring Aronberg Law, you may be confident you are hiring someone who has a track record of getting high settlements and experience with motorcycle cases.
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