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Boston Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Representing Victims of Motorbike Accidents in MA

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.

At Mitcheson & Lee LLP, our experienced and knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys in Boston hold negligent parties responsible for their lack of due care. We work diligently to provide our clients with the best options to recover compensation for their injuries.

Call (617) 934-3207 to arrange a complimentary consultation with our motorcycle accident lawyers in Boston.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Driver negligence is the most common cause of motorcycle accidents. Drivers who fail to stay aware of motorcyclists can quickly alter a rider’s life with one turn, lane change, or abrupt stop.

Although reckless drivers frequently are the cause of motorcycle accidents, injuries can be caused by other elements as well. The condition of the road, the maintenance of a motorcycle or another driver’s vehicle, and additional external factors can contribute to motorcycle accidents. In these cases, it’s possible a third party could be held liable for negligence. Vehicle manufacturers, mechanics, the people who design and repair roads, and others who are not drivers could be ordered to pay for motorcycle accident damages if they are responsible for a victim’s injuries.

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

  • Roaming animals

  • Defective motorcycle parts

Drivers Have a Duty to Protect Motorcyclists

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.

What You Can Recover

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident and you are not at fault, you may be entitled to recover compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. Massachusetts law excludes motorcyclists from benefiting 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 a collision was caused by defective roadways), insurance companies, or another at-fault individual.

Massachusetts observes contributory negligence laws, so it is possible for a collision victim to be found partially liable for their own injuries. For example, a motorcycle accident victim could be found partially liable if they were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. However, partial liability does not bar victims from recovering compensation as long as the other party is more at fault.

These terms make it imperative to contact our Boston motorcycle accident lawyers following a crash.

Free Consultations Available

The legal team Mitcheson & Lee LLP have years of experience working with motorcycle accident victims in Boston. We have successfully obtained compensation for riders who have suffered minor and severe injuries, as well as for the families of fatal motorcycle accident victims.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with our motorcycle accident attorneys in Boston, call (617) 934-3207 or send us a message today.