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Helping Injured Motorcyclists in Massachusetts

Motorcyclists are at a higher risk of being involved in a serious accident than any other motorist on the road. This is because motorcycles are smaller and less visible than other vehicles, and they offer riders no protection in the event of a collision. As a result, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries or even death when they are involved in accidents.

At Georges & Cote, PC, we understand the unique challenges that motorcyclists face when they are involved in accidents. Our Boston motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help you fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed. We have successfully handled thousands of cases and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We are prepared to put our extensive experience to work for you.

Call our office at (617) 229-6720 or contact us online today to request a free, no-obligation consultation with our team.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. In many cases, these accidents are the result of negligence on the part of another motorist. When this is the case, the injured motorcyclist can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver and seek compensation for their damages.

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Driver Negligence: Motorists who are not paying attention to the road, who are distracted, or who are otherwise negligent can easily collide with a motorcyclist. This is especially true when drivers are not looking for motorcycles or are not aware of their presence on the road.
  • Speeding: Speeding is a leading cause of all types of motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle accidents. When a motorist is speeding, they have less time to react to changing road conditions and are more likely to lose control of their vehicle.
  • Drunk Driving: Drunk drivers are a serious threat to motorcyclists. When a motorist is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their ability to safely operate a vehicle is significantly impaired. This can lead to serious accidents and catastrophic injuries.
  • Unsafe Lane Changes: Motorists who fail to check their blind spots or who do not use their turn signals when changing lanes can easily collide with a motorcyclist.
  • Left-Turn Accidents: Left-turn accidents are one of the most common types of motorcycle accidents. These accidents occur when a motorist makes a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcyclist. Because motorcycles are smaller and less visible than other vehicles, motorists often do not see them and turn directly into their path.
  • Defective Motorcycle Parts: In some cases, motorcycle accidents are caused by defective parts. When this is the case, the injured motorcyclist can file a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the motorcycle or the defective part.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists are at a higher risk of being involved in a serious accident than any other motorist on the road. This is because motorcycles are smaller and less visible than other vehicles, and they offer riders no protection in the event of a collision. As a result, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries or even death when they are involved in accidents.

Some of the most common injuries suffered by motorcyclists include:

  • Road Rash: Road rash is a type of friction burn that occurs when a motorcyclist’s skin comes into contact with the road. This can cause serious skin abrasions and infections.
  • Broken Bones: Motorcyclists often suffer broken bones in accidents. This is because they are often thrown from their bikes and onto the road or into other vehicles.
  • Head Injuries: Motorcyclists who are not wearing helmets are at a higher risk of suffering serious head injuries in accidents. Even when a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet, they can still suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a crash.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Motorcyclists who suffer spinal cord injuries in accidents may be partially or completely paralyzed. This can result in a lifetime of medical treatment and care.
  • Amputations: Motorcyclists who are involved in serious accidents may suffer such severe injuries that they require amputations.
  • Internal Injuries: Motorcyclists can suffer serious internal injuries in accidents, including internal bleeding, organ damage, and more.

Common Legal Challenges Motorcyclists May Face

Motorcycle accidents can involve various legal complexities, and addressing them often requires an understanding of specific legal aspects. Here are some common legal challenges associated with motorcycle accidents:

  • Fault Determination: Establishing fault is crucial in a motorcycle accident case. Determining who is at fault can be complex, especially in scenarios where there are multiple vehicles involved or if there are differing accounts of the accident.
  • Insurance Issues: Motorcycle accidents often lead to disputes with insurance companies regarding coverage, compensation, and liability. Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging, as they may try to minimize payouts or dispute claims.
  • Personal Injury Claims: Due to the vulnerability of motorcyclists, injuries sustained in accidents can be severe. Pursuing compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and long-term care can be complicated. Proving the extent of injuries and their impact on the victim's life is often crucial in these cases.
  • Comparative Negligence: In some cases, both parties involved in an accident may share fault. States have different laws regarding comparative negligence, which determines the level of compensation a plaintiff can receive based on their percentage of fault.
  • Road Design and Maintenance: Poor road conditions or inadequate maintenance can contribute to motorcycle accidents. Holding responsible parties, such as government entities or road maintenance companies, accountable for negligence in maintaining safe road conditions can be challenging.
  • Statute of Limitations: There is a limited window of time within which a legal action for a motorcycle accident can be filed (known as the statute of limitations). Missing this deadline can result in losing the right to seek compensation.
  • Witness Credibility: Testimony from witnesses can significantly impact the outcome of a case. However, witnesses may be biased or difficult to locate, making it challenging to establish a clear narrative of the events leading to the accident.
  • Legal Representation: Having legal representation knowledgeable about motorcycle accident cases is crucial. Finding a lawyer experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases can significantly affect the outcome and the compensation received.

Navigating these legal challenges often requires expertise in personal injury law and an understanding of the specific circumstances surrounding the accident. Seeking legal advice and representation from professionals experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases is highly recommended to ensure the best possible outcome.

How Our Boston Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Can Help

Motorcycle accident claims can be complex. In many cases, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will try to blame the motorcyclist for the accident and deny their claim. This is because motorcyclists have a reputation for being reckless on the road. At Georges & Cote, PC, we know that most motorcyclists are responsible and obey all traffic laws. We are prepared to fight back against the insurance company and help you recover the full, fair compensation you are owed.

Our Boston motorcycle accident lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation into the accident and gather all available evidence. We can also work with accident reconstruction experts and other professionals to help us build a strong case on your behalf. We are not afraid to take on large insurance companies and will not back down from a fight. Our team is prepared to take your case to trial if necessary and will fight tirelessly for you every step of the way.

For a free consultation, contact us today at (617) 229-6720!

Whether your or your loved on has been hurt in a catastrophic accident, falsely accused of a crime, or suffering from the pain of a loss due to the negligence of others, our team can help. Attorney Antonelli is a board certified professional with 30 years of experience helping people just like you.

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