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How a Car Accident Is Different from A Motorcycle Accident

Do you know that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die than a car driver in an accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)?. Furthermore, instances of motorcycle injury are NOT treated in the same manner as instances of car accident injury. 

In a recent article from our motorcycle accident lawyers, we summarized the three biggest differences between motorcycle accidents and car accidents.

1. Stats Comparison - Many Motorcycle Accidents Are Caused by Cars. 
Distractions causes the most prevalent car accidents. 42% of motorcycle accidents involving a car with common causes including, tiredness, alcohol, and left-turning (the other vehicles were turning left while the motorcycles were going straight).

2. Injury Comparison.
When an accident happens, because of the unprotected exposure to the external setting, the probability of injury, and the severity level of damage are exceptionally high in motorcycle crashes.

3. Prejudice Comparison.
The unfair stereotype towards motorcycle riders is the biggest issue. Most people view motorcyclist reckless. Insurance firms can take advantage of this prejudice by pinning the motorist's responsibility and decreasing or even refusing to compensate for damages.

If an injury case goes to court, addressing the misunderstood stereotype and educating the jury about what constitutes a safe driving practice is essential.

Even a case doesn't go to court, it is essential to have an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer on your side to maximize the potential settlement. Here's a story of how we helped a client win a motorcycle settlement of $1.275 million when the liability insurance only covered $25,000.

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Franklin Azar
Posted - 07/08/2019 | Colorado