How is a motorcycle accident case different from a car accident case?
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you are not required to prove that you have been permanently injured to make a claim for pain and suffering damages. This is due to the fact that you are typically not entitled to PIP insurance benefits when injured on a motorcycle. PIP insurance is usually available to pay the first $10,000 of medical bills and or lost wages resulting from a car accident.
Since you have that type of insurance available to you in a typical auto accident case but not in a motorcycle accident case, you are not required to prove a permanent injury to be entitled to make a claim for pain and suffering damages. Furthermore, the drivers of motorcycles who are involved in accidents are typically not at fault. The injuries received in such accidents are usually severe and can be life threatening. These are more distinguishing features from an auto accident case.
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