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:
Negligent or reckless drivers
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.