Motorcycle and car accidents can be dangerous for everyone involved, but it probably is not a surprise that such accidents can be more dangerous for motorcyclists. In the same accident, the types of injuries sustained and their severity can vary greatly depending on whether or not a victim was in a car or on a motorcycle. There can be other differences too, ones that come up when you pursue compensation. A seasoned car accident lawyer in Queens can help you figure everything out, no matter what kind of vehicle you were driving.

Are Certain Injuries More Common in Motorcycle Accidents?

Unfortunately, bikers are not as well-protected in motorcycle and car accidents. Occupants of passenger vehicles are surrounded by steel. They have airbags and seatbelts. A motorcycle driver has…a helmet. In a matchup between these two vehicles, the biker is probably going to have a higher chance of sustaining more serious injuries, including:

  • Spinal cord injury or paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Organ damage

Some of these injuries can stay with an accident victim for a long time, affecting their ability to work, live their lives, and enjoy activities and hobbies that they once loved.

What Happens if Injuries from Motorcycle and Car Accidents Will Affect Someone for Life?

When people are injured in motorcycle and car accidents, they have some personal injury protection, or PIP coverage, of their own. This can help them pay for medical bills. However, if your injuries are serious this coverage alone might not be sufficient. This is when drivers can pursue damages in a personal injury suit.

Drivers of motorcycles and passenger vehicles can both have the option to pursue more compensation. This is especially valuable for bikers who have injuries that will affect them for life. They need to have enough money to adjust and take on new challenges.

Do I Need a Lawyer Who Has Experience with Motorcycle and Car Accidents?

You can try to pursue compensation on your own, but that can be difficult. A lawyer from our firm will do their best to secure you the kind of settlement that you deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney will help you build a convincing case and fight for compensation that helps you with any current and future accident-related expenses. A fair compensation offer should help make up for:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • A loss of earning potential
  • A loss of enjoyment, like the inability to participate in a hobby or sport you loved
  • Property damages
  • Any past and future pain and suffering

Whether you were on a motorcycle or behind the wheel of a passenger vehicle, you deserve fair compensation if you were injured and someone else was to blame.

Schedule a Consultation Today

So if you decide to pursue compensation, know that you do not have to do it on your own. Contact the Law Offices of George Poulos and set up a consultation. We would love to tell you more about how we can help you and your family in this difficult time.