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If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, Crowe & Harris, LLP can help. Bikers often suffer serious injuries when they are involved in accidents, especially if they are in a collision with a car or truck. All too often, drivers of passenger vehicles fail to exercise caution or drive safely around motorcycles, resulting in these often devastating accidents. Fortunately, there are legal options available to victims of motorcycle accidents for financial recovery.

The Boston motorcycle accident lawyers at Crowe & Harris, LLP believe that reckless drivers who cause accidents should be held responsible for their actions. Don’t let yourself suffer financially in the aftermath of your accident.

Call Crowe & Harris, LLP today at (617) 404-3417 for a free and confidential consultation to see how we can help you recover fair compensation for your accident.

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Why Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

Going through the process of working against insurance companies can be slow and stressful. After experiencing the misfortune of being in a motorcycle accident, you will face numerous medical bills, missed days at work, and other financial setbacks. The benefits of the insurance policy may also restrict what types of compensation are available, which may leave you stuck paying essential costs out of your pocket.

When you demand payment for damages after a motorcycle accident without the assistance of an attorney, you are more likely to achieve unsatisfactory results. Fortunately, when these accidents occur as the result of another person’s negligent actions, victims are often able to get justice and financial settlement in Massachusetts, with the help of an experienced lawyer.

Why Should I Choose Crowe & Harris, LLP ?

At Crowe & Harris, LLP , we know just how much a person may suffer both physically and mentally when they are the victim of a motorcycle accident. You should remain focused on your physical and mental recovery while the legal team at Crowe & Harris, LLP fights for higher compensation for your losses. Leave the mountains of paperwork, countless phone calls, and legal matters to the Massachusetts firm you can trust.

When you work with Crowe & Harris, LLP , you get the benefit of a full legal team, rather than just one attorney working on your case. Our team is comprised of lawyers, nurses, paralegals, law clerks, and legal secretaries who collaborate on each case to make sure that no detail is overlooked. We know that no two cases are alike, so we don’t treat our clients that way.

At Crowe & Harris, LLP we are dedicated not only to helping you get paid what you are owed, but we also see to it that you are well taken care of during this challenging time. See what some of our clients have to say about their experience with us.

You will not have the added stress of worrying about how to pay your legal fees because we work on a contingent-fee basis, which means you will not owe us a cent if we don’t win your case. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can put our combined 100 years of legal experience to work for you.

What Are the Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycles and passenger automobiles sharing the road pose a severe risk to motorcyclists. The free and open experience of riding comes at the cost of sacrificing several protective features that are available in vehicles. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Overlooking motorcycles while changing lanes or using a ramp to enter the freeway
  • Failing to maintain a safe distance when driving behind a motorcycle
  • Left turns at intersections
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Speeding
  • Manufacturer defects in the motorcycle
  • Hazardous road conditions

No matter who or what was the cause of your motorcycle accident, Crowe & Harris, LLP is ready to bring the negligent party responsible for your injuries to justice.

Understanding Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can result in severe injuries due to the lack of protection for riders compared to those in passenger vehicles. Understanding the common types of injuries that can occur in motorcycle accidents can help you recognize the importance of seeking legal representation to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.

Common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Head and brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have long-lasting effects on a victim's cognitive abilities and overall quality of life.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can lead to paralysis or loss of motor function, requiring extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Broken bones: Fractures and breaks are common in motorcycle accidents due to the impact and force involved in collisions.
  • Road rash: When a rider is thrown from their motorcycle, they can suffer from severe abrasions and lacerations, often requiring skin grafts and ongoing wound care.
  • Internal injuries: The force of a motorcycle accident can cause internal bleeding, organ damage, and other internal injuries that may not be immediately apparent.

At Crowe & Harris, LLP, our experienced Boston motorcycle accident attorneys have a deep understanding of the physical, emotional, and financial toll that these injuries can have on victims and their families. We are dedicated to fighting for your rights and helping you navigate the legal process to secure the compensation you deserve.

PIP Coverage in Boston Motorcycle Accidents

Massachusetts law requires personal injury protection (PIP) insurance on all auto insurance policies. In the event of a collision, PIP covers expenses related to things like medical bills, lost wages and funeral expenses up to a certain threshold regardless of fault.

When it comes to motorcyclists, however, insurance providers in the state do not have to provide PIP coverage. This means that an injured rider or passenger most likely will be unable to collect compensation through the traditional PIP system and will instead have to turn to their own medical insurance or the at-fault driver's insurance for coverage.

To prevail in a Boston motorcycle accident case, you typically must be able to prove that the other driver acted negligently. This includes:

  • Duty: The other driver had a responsibility to drive in a reasonably safe manner
  • Breach: The driver breached this duty of care in some way
  • Causation: The breach of duty caused a collision to occur
  • Damages: The collision caused you to suffer real damages

What Costs Can I Recover After a Motorcycle Accident?

The costs associated with being in a motorcycle accident are often far more significant for the motorcyclist than they are for drivers of passenger vehicles. Due to the exposed nature and smaller size of the motorcycle, motorcyclists are prone to worse physical injuries in the event of an accident.

Weathering the many costs associated with your injuries can be quite stressful or even impossible without the help of Crowe & Harris, LLP . However, if another person is at fault for causing the motorcycle accident, it may be their responsibility for covering these and other expenses. Some of the recoverable costs you might incur after a motorcycle accident include:

  • Repair or replacement of your motorcycle
  • Emergency transportation and treatment
  • Medical expenses including hospital bills, medical examinations, and physical therapy
  • Recurring medical visits
  • Potential wages or job loss due to inability to return to work
  • Pain and suffering

In cases of wrongful death, it is also possible to recover funeral costs in Massachusetts. If your spouse was seriously injured or tragically lost, you might be able to recover for loss of companionship, services, care, and enjoyment. Crowe & Harris, LLP can help you decide whether pursuing a wrongful death claim is right for you and your family.

The variety and availability of financial compensation vary based on the specific facts of your case. You will have a better understanding of the particular options available to you after you discuss your motorcycle accident with a lawyer at Crowe & Harris, LLP . Together we will be better able to determine who the right party or parties are to sue and what amount and type of damages to seek.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, motorcycle accident victims typically have three years from the date of the crash to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible parties. If you attempt to file a claim after this window has expired, the court will almost certainly refuse to hear your case and you will effectively be barred from recovering compensation for your injuries. Since investigating a motorcycle accident claim can potentially months on its own, it is important you get an attorney involved as early as possible to allow enough time to prepare and negotiate the best possible case.

Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Boston

A motorcycle accident can be traumatizing for both riders and their family members. You deserve compensation for your physical and mental wounds, and the legal team at Crowe & Harris, LLP is ready to help you.

If you or someone you care about has been harmed because another driver caused an accident, the Boston car accident injury attorneys of Crowe & Harris, LLP might be able to help you pursue both the financial compensation and the justice you deserve.

Find out how we can potentially fight to get you the help you need by calling us today at (617) 404-3417 to schedule your free consultation.

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