Motorcycle accidents tend to result in severe—and often fatal—injuries to riders, who lack the protections of those in passenger vehicles. The accompanying medical expenses, lost earnings, and other damages can financially overwhelm injury victims and their families.
The Boston attorneys at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers understand the life-changing impacts of motorcycle accident injuries, and we fight hard to recover the compensation injury victims need to move forward with their lives. If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, please call us today at 800-577-5188 to arrange your free consultation or tell us what happened online to get started now.
Injuries and Damages in Motorcycle Accident Claims
Even when wearing helmets and protective clothing, bikers are vulnerable to catastrophic injuries in collisions. Severe injuries common in motorcycle accidents include but are not limited to:
- Broken and fractured bones
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Amputation injuries
These injuries often require costly emergency treatment and long-term rehabilitation, and some necessitate lifetime care. Our experienced personal injury attorneys understand the expenses associated with severe injuries, and we also know that initial insurance company settlement offers are rarely adequate for victims’ needs.
We work diligently to secure the financial peace of mind injury victims require to cope with:
- Past and future medical treatment
- Past and future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
If you lost a family member in a motorcycle accident caused by another’s negligence, our attorneys may be able to help you pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim.
Motorcycle Accidents and Massachusetts’ No-Fault System
No-fault states like Massachusetts are unique from tort states in that personal injury lawsuits are generally prohibited unless the accident and the resulting injuries meet criteria known as a “tort threshold.” These criteria include:
- The injured party must incur more than $2,000 in reasonable and necessary medical expenses
- The injury requires amputation
- The injury results in permanent hearing loss, broken bones, or disfigurement/scarring
The Massachusetts statute of limitations requires all injury claims be filed in court within “three years after the cause of action occurs.” Despite this three-year window, it’s in your best interests to discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible after the incident occurs to ensure the preservation of evidence and establish contact with any witnesses.
Factors in Motorcycle Accidents
Many motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent drivers who fail to see the motorcycles before turning or changing lanes. Other factors in motorcycle crashes and accident-related injuries include:
- Motorcycle manufacturing defects
- Faulty motorcycle maintenance
- Hazardous road conditions
- Defective safety equipment
As attorneys with extensive experience in crash-related personal injury cases, we’ll assess fault for your accident and advocate for compensation on your behalf so you can focus on getting better. That’s the Stone Cold Guarantee®.
To schedule your free consultation, call Jason Stone Injury Lawyers today at 800-577-5188 or contact us online. We can meet you at your home or hospital room, or connect with you via Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts.