Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Boston
Motorcycle Wrecks Often Involve Serious Injuries and Fatalities
Boston motorcycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone know that there are very few “minor” motorcycle wrecks. Whether you’re riding on a busy city street in Boston or through the hills of Western Massachusetts, you face a higher risk of serious injury in a motorcycle accident than you do if you are riding in a car. A motorcyclist can get seriously injured or die in an accident because some driver was looking at a cellphone or a truck driver was impaired. The consequences of such accidents are devastating. Victims of motorcycle accident injuries typically face a long and painful recovery. Families who lost a loved one are left grieving and often concerned about financial hardships.
Determined, Aggressive Attorneys Who Will Fight for Motorcycle Accident Victims
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident in Springfield, Worcester, Boston or elsewhere in Massachusetts, contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1. Tell the insurance companies you mean business. Our firm knows how to gather evidence, consult with experts, examine police and medical reports and do what is necessary to get clients compensation.
Sadly, motorcycle accidents result in thousands of injuries and deaths each year. Even the most responsible and conscientious rider is at the mercy of other motorists, and motorcycle accident victims often experience the most severe types of injuries as compared to other motor vehicle accidents. In handling an injury claim, we will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the motorcycle accident. Studies find that another driver’s negligence is a major factor in most accidents. However, insurance companies handling a motorcycle accident claim might try to deny or delay a claim, arguing that the motorcycle rider somehow was at fault simply because riding a bike has risks.
We don’t think that’s fair treatment. If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to pay. We will determine who is liable for your motorcycle accident. It might have been another driver, but the at-fault party also could have been a company that manufactured a defective motorcycle part. When you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone will get the money owed to you for your losses.
Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to recover for any of the following items:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Future medical expenses
- Probable loss of wages in the future
- Property damage
- Loss of relationship with your spouse
- Other out-of-pocket expenses due to your injuries
- Punitive damages (in some cases)
Sometimes there are non-motorist causes of these serious motorcycle accidents such as:
- Unleashed pets running into the path of the motorcycle
- Driveway or yard debris in the roadway
- Obstructive views caused by landscaping
- Inadequate repair of the motorcycle
- Motorcycle recalls
Getting Your Medical Bills Paid After Your Accident
Generally, medical bills are not paid until the time your case is settled. However, if you have Medical Payments Coverage under your insurance policy, you may be able to pay your medical bills as they are incurred by making a claim against your own coverage. Personal Injury Protection coverage, however, does not cover those injured in motorcycle accidents in Massachusetts. Also, if you have health insurance, your medical bills may be paid as incurred by your health insurance company.
If the other driver is at fault and has liability insurance, you may have the right to collect money damages to compensate you for your past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and physical impairment. If the at-fault driver does not have insurance, you may be entitled to collect money damages from your own insurance company if you purchased Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage.
Typically, insurance companies will attempt to prove that the motorcyclist was, to some extent, at fault in the accident. This makes a prompt investigation essential. The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone will tap into all possible resources to make sure that no evidence is lost or tampered with when it comes to your injury claim. A motorcycle accident lawyer with our firm can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve from insurance companies. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Boston, Springfield, Worcester and throughout Massachusetts may be able to assist you.
Every time riders take their bikes to the streets, they are placing themselves at risk of serious injury and death. Protective gear such as helmets and durable clothing are intended to protect motorcycle riders and passengers from harm, but often these precautions simply are not enough.
- Head injuries
- Brain damage
- Pelvic fractures
- Internal bleeding
- Amputated limbs
- Leg fractures
- Foot fractures
- Arm fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Scarring/road rash
- And in some cases, death
Even the most minor motorcycle accident injuries, however, can cause victims to miss work and require costly medical treatment, and more serious injuries can result in the need for more expensive medical and rehabilitative care.
At the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, serving Boston, Springfield, Worcester and all areas of Massachusetts, an experienced and aggressive motorcycle accident lawyer will pursue the compensation victims deserve.
Anyone who contributed to the cause of your motorcycle accident may be liable. In motorcycle cases involving injury, it typically is the driver of a car or truck that is found to be at fault.
However, it may also be the manufacturer of the motorcycle or one of its component parts. It could be the tire manufacturer or even the garage where your motorcycle last received repair or maintenance. It could even be a home owner (dog/debris).
If a motorcycle operator is at fault, he or she can be responsible for the injuries caused to the passenger. Either the motorcycle operator or passenger may have a case if they suffered injury due to the negligence of another.
A serious motorcycle accident is often caused by the negligence or carelessness of another driver, including:
- Ignoring posted speed limits
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Performing reckless maneuvers such as unsafe lane changes
- Other negligent actions of motorists can lead to potentially fatal collisions between motorcycle and automobile.
Sadly, because of their lack of crash protection, motorcycles and riders rarely emerge from these encounters unharmed. The sooner you contact us after your motorcycle accident, the sooner a lawyer with our firm can review the facts of your claim and prepare an effective case against the party liable for your injuries.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer with Our Firm
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Boston, Springfield, Worcester, or elsewhere in Massachusetts, contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone. A personal injury lawyer with our firm will fight aggressively to protect the rights of the injured and families who have lost loved ones in accidents. Call a personal injury lawyer in Boston, MA at 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 for a free consultation. We are contingency fee lawyers, which means you don’t pay us unless you win.