Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Representing injured motorcyclists throughout Massachusetts, including Newton, Cambridge, Waltham, Wellesley and the Greater Boston Area
A motorcycle collision can result in serious injuries, as motorcyclists are not protected like passengers and drivers in cars and trucks.
Many motorcycle accident victims suffer from:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Full or partial paralysis
- Disfigurement & scarring
- Brain and head injuries/trauma, including TBI
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Crushed limbs or organs
- Serious burns
- Internal bleeding
Motorcycle injuries often require extensive medical treatment, as well as hospitalization, surgery, and long-term rehabilitative care. Further, because many of these injuries are debilitating, many motorcycle accident victims must either quit their jobs or take a prolonged leave of absence.
The Bias Against Motorcyclists
While popular entertainment has sometimes characterized motorcyclists as outlaws, the fact is that the vast majority of motorcyclists are law-abiding and safe riders. Motorcyclists in general likely pay much more attention to their surroundings than vehicle drivers because they are at a higher risk of injury than vehicle drivers.
Nonetheless, in motorcycle crashes, negligent vehicle drivers will often try to characterize the actions of a motorcyclist as being reckless. They may falsely accuse the motorcyclist of speeding, weaving in between cars, or engaging in other activities in order to place blame on the motorcyclist (and to remove blame from themselves).
We will work tenaciously in refuting any of these false claims, both before and at trial. Our goal is to prove how the defendant drivers are fully responsible for a collision, and to demand from them full and fair compensation for all injuries and damages suffered by our client.
Who May Be at Fault for Your Motorcycle Accident?
In addition to the negligent driver who may have hit you, there are often a number of other parties that may be liable for your injuries, including:
- Cities and other municipalities, if the accident was partly caused by uneven streets, potholes, malfunctioning traffic signals, missing or blocked traffic control devices (like stop signs), or road design defects
- Construction companies, if the accident occurred in a construction zone that was defective because it was not safe
- Other drivers, if they played a role in causing the accident
- Commercial vehicle owners, such as trucking companies, if their driver was at fault if causing the crash
The above is a brief list; there are other possible defendants in some cases.
When we accept a motorcycle accident case, we will want to conduct a thorough investigation to determine all those who may be legally liable so that we can seek to hold each of them responsible for their share of your injuries. This is the only way to seek full compensation.
Get Help Now. We Offer a Free Consultation, and There are No Fees Unless You Recover Compensation.
Call us today to learn how we can help you. Because it’s critical to investigate all collisions as soon as possible, we will want to conduct a thorough accident investigation before the accident scene changes. We will also want to impound accident vehicles before they are destroyed so that crucial evidence can be collected, including event recorders (black boxes) that are now installed in many vehicles.