What Are the Key Differences Between Motorcycle and Car Accidents?

Motorcycle and car accidents can cause serious injuries. If you believe that someone else caused the accident that brought harm to you or a loved one, you should pursue compensation in a personal injury case. Our Hartford County motorcycle accident attorneys can help you do that, and they can find the unique approach that a motorcycle accident or car accident case might require.

Who is to Blame in Motorcycle and Car Accidents?

Every accident is different. If a collision involves a motorcycle and another vehicle, it can easily be either party’s fault. If the motorcycle is weaving in and out of traffic, splitting lanes, or otherwise acting aggressively, they could be blamed for the accident. At the same time, someone driving a car has a responsibility to share the road with motorcycles responsibly. If they are switching lanes without looking or following bikers too closely, they could end up creating a dangerous situation.

We can look at the facts and try to determine who is at fault. We can even work with accident reconstruction experts to strengthen your case.

What Are Common Injuries in Motorcycle and Car Accidents?

Motorcycle and car accidents can both cause serious injuries, but it is usually motorcyclists who suffer the most in a collision. They have less protection than anyone traveling in a car does, so they can easily end up with catastrophic injuries like:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Internal bleeding

People in cars and other vehicles could also end up with injuries this serious. These injuries could take a long time to recover from. They might even continue to affect them for life. That needs to be considered when compensation is calculated.

Who Can Pursue Damages After Motorcycle and Car Accidents?

Anyone who gets injured in motorcycle and car accidents can pursue compensation if they think that someone else was to blame for the harm they suffered. This is why determining who contributed to an accident is so important.

We have seen many cases where a motorcycle rider is blamed for the accident early on. Some people think that all bikers are reckless, but that just is not true. We have found many cases where a passenger car or another vehicle was far more responsible for the accident. We will do everything that we can to help you build your case and put any preconceived notions to bed.

Do I Need to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

You are not required to hire a lawyer, but you should know that one can do a lot to help you with your personal injury case. Whether you were on a motorcycle or in a car, our team can build a case that shows that you deserve compensation.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you want to learn more about what we can do for you, contact the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman and schedule a free initial consultation. We can tell you more about how we handle motorcycle and car accidents, and how we can help you fight for fair compensation.

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