Motorcyclists share the roads with drivers but have been known to suffer a disproportionate number of accidents. Motorcycle collisions can be brutal and traumatic and may result in serious physical and emotional injuries. These injuries can be life-changing and may lead to extended hospital stays and expensive, often unbearable medical treatment.
Motorcycle accidents may be caused by a diverse range of factors including but not limited to:
- Defective roadways
- Hit-and-run drivers
- Negligent or reckless drivers and, or individuals
- Roaming animals
- Defective motorcycle parts.
Depending on the facts and circumstances of the motorcycle accident, an experienced and knowledgeable attorney will help hold the negligent or reckless actor responsible for their lack of due care and the collision which resulted from their actions. Mitcheson & Lee LLP work diligently to provide our clients with their best options to recover for their specific injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents.
Drivers often refuse to share the road with motorcyclists. Thus, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to being injured in a collision. Government statistics show that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely than a driver to be involved in a fatal or severe collision. Drivers often pay less attention to motorcyclists on the road and are unable to react until the motorcyclist is too close. Injuries resulting from motorcycle collisions are severe as motorcyclists do not have the added protection of the surrounding vehicle. Although a helmet may protect against some injuries, it is often not enough to protect the motorcyclists from all the dangerous effects of being hit or diverted off path by a negligent and reckless individual.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident and you are not at fault, you may be entitled to recover for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, disfigurement and, or loss of enjoyment of life. Massachusetts law excludes motorcyclists from benefitting from the no-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) program, which compensates drivers and bicycle accident victims for their losses. Therefore, motorcyclists may only recover damages from the negligent or reckless driver, the state (if collision was caused by defective roadways), insurance companies, or another at-fault individual. These terms make it imperative to contact an experienced motorcycle accident or personal injury lawyer following a crash.
The lawyers at Mitcheson & Lee LLP have years of experience working with motorcycle accident victims. We have successfully obtained compensation for motorcycle accident victims who have suffered minor and severe injuries, and for families of motorcycle accident victims who have a legitimate claim for wrongful death. Mitcheson & Lee LLP is dedicated to protecting the rights of and obtaining justice for victims of motorcycle accidents. To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Mitcheson & Lee LLP at (617) 939-4388 or (781) 223-3635.