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What makes motorcycle accidents different from auto accidents?


The difference as far as motorcycle accidents and car accidents is motorcycle accidents tend to involve more serious injuries. The driver doesn’t have the benefit of all of the equipment surrounding them like airbags and seat belts. This tends to make the degree of injury more severe. Additionally the motorcycle accidents tend to present coverage problems that regular car accidents don’t. For example, a motor vehicle accident involving cars no fault benefits are mandatory to be carried on your policy so at the very least you’re going to have that $10,000 of benefits to cover medical bills. Motorcycle drivers do…

The difference as far as motorcycle accidents and car accidents is motorcycle accidents tend to involve more serious injuries. The driver doesn’t have the benefit of all of the equipment surrounding them like airbags and seat belts. This tends to make the degree of injury more severe. Additionally the motorcycle accidents tend to present coverage problems that regular car accidents don’t. For example, a motor vehicle accident involving cars no fault benefits are mandatory to be carried on your policy so at the very least you’re going to have that $10,000 of benefits to cover medical bills. Motorcycle drivers do not have the option of PIP so often times a person in a motorcycle accident will have a more serious injury but will have less ability to pay their own medical bills. In the case of something catastrophic if they don’t have their own health insurance and if the other driver is not carrying bodily injury liability then they can be out of luck completely. One of the big problems with motorcycle accidents is the habit of weaving in and out of traffic lanes so sometimes drivers do not always see the motorcycle driver until it is too late or not at all. Additionally too the fact that helmets are not mandatory often you end up with traumatic head injuries where if the driver would have been wearing a helmet, they would not be as severe.