Motorcycle Accident FAQ
- What are the common causes of motorcycle accidents?
The most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Distracted Drivers
Motorcycles are sometimes difficult to see on the road, and drivers who are distracted for even a moment may cause accidents.
Because of their lighter weight, motorcycles can stop much faster than passenger vehicles. If a motorcyclist has to stop suddenly, a speeding vehicle may not have enough time to stop and could strike the motorcycle.
- Left-Hand Turns
Collisions between motorcyclists and drivers making left-hand turns account for nearly half of all motorcycle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Distracted Drivers
- What should I do following a motorcycle accident?
After the motorcycle accident, there are a few steps you can take to protect your health and rights to compensation:
- Call police and get medical attention.
- Get contact information from the driver and any witnesses.
- Avoid talking about the accident with friends or posting about it on social media.
- Call an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer.
At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we’ve handled many motorcycle accident claims, and we know what it takes to win. Just dial (800) 577-5188 or fill out our free online form, and let us put our experience to work for you.
- What are Massachusetts motorcycle helmet laws?
Since 1967, Massachusetts state law requires that all motorcyclists—regardless of age, experience, or insurance coverage—wear helmets while on the road. Jason Stone Injury Lawyers encourages you to always wear your helmet, even for short rides. It’s not just the law, it can also save your life.
- What kind of damages can I recover?
After your motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Property damages
The overall amount of damages you can receive depends on the severity of your injuries, your total medical costs, and how long you suffered from the effects of the crash. At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we’ll fight the insurance companies to get you the maximum amount of money for your motorcycle accident claim.
- How can a lawyer help me?
A lawyer from Jason Stone Injury Lawyers can collect and organize evidence to help prove the other driver was at fault for causing the accident. Then, we can build a strong claim for you by calculating your damages—like medical bills and lost wages—and negotiating with the insurance company to get you the money you deserve. More importantly, we can handle all of the legal and administrative aspects of the case so you can focus on getting better while we focus on getting you paid. We want to be compensated for everything you have to go through to get yourself back to the way you felt five minutes before the crash.
Don’t wait to get the experienced help you deserve. Get Jason Stone Injury Lawyers on your side today.