Boston Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident, Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP can help. Our experienced Boston motorcycle accident attorneys understand serious accidents and the effects they can have on the family of the injured person. We will work with you to recover damages for your losses.
When a motorcycle collides with another vehicle, the cyclist often suffers very serious injuries – and sometimes wrongful death.
Why Choose Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP for Help with Your Motorcycle Case?
- At Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP, our dedicated team has helped thousands of personal injury victims secure the compensation they need from insurance carriers and at-fault parties.
- Our Boston motorcycle accident lawyers focus exclusively on personal injury law, which gives us a significant advantage when it comes to handling complex injury cases in Boston.
- We take Boston motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients will not have to pay a dime in legal fees until after we secure the compensation they deserve.
How Will an Attorney Help Your Motorcycle Accident Claim?
Unfortunately, it can be difficult for motorcycle accident victims to secure the full compensation they deserve on their own. By turning to a Boston motorcycle accident lawyer, an injury victim will be gaining an advocate with the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into the incident and determine liability. Not only will a Boston injury attorney uncover video surveillance, eyewitness statements, photographs from the scene of the crash, and other evidence, but they will also work to obtain all copies of medical records and proof of other expenses, so they can fight for full compensation.
A motorcycle accident attorney will negotiate vigorously with all parties involved, including aggressive insurance carriers, but will also be fully prepared to take the case to trial, if necessary.
Common Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident
When a motorcycle is involved in a collision with a car or a truck, the injuries are usually serious. Accidents on interstates and highways, including I-90 (Mass Pike), I-91, 128, 495, 93 and Route 2, can be especially severe, causing injuries such as:
- Broken bones (fractures) and amputations
- Head and neck injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Permanent impairment and/or loss of function
- Emotional or psychological trauma
These types of serious injuries can lead to permanent disability or death. If you are facing a serious injury, disability or the wrongful death of a family member, we can protect your rights. Cars and trucks are required to share the road with motorcycles, but that may not always be the case. Our motorcycle collision lawyers will investigate your accident quickly and effectively to determine who was at fault.
How Does Motorcycle Accident Insurance Work in Massachusetts?
The state of Massachusetts has the following requirements for motorcycle insurance minimums:
- Bodily injury to others: $20,000 per person and $40,000 per accident
- Damage to someone else’s property: $5,000 for property damage
- Bodily injury caused by an uninsured motorist: $20,000 per person and $40,000 per accident
When you look at these minimums, you will see that the motorcycle insurance requirements do not require personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Automobile drivers in Massachusetts are required to carry PIP coverage, which provides medical expenses and lost wages to drivers and passengers regardless of who was at fault for the incident. Because the motorcycle policy requirements for this state do not require PIP, we strongly recommend that you add optional “medical payments” coverage to your motorcycle insurance policy.
Massachusetts is a no-fault insurance state, which means that those involved in an accident will have to turn to their own insurance carriers for coverage unless there are certain thresholds that have been met. Drivers can step outside of the system and pursue a claim against another driver who caused a crash so long as:
- The injury victim incurred at least $2,000 in reasonable medical expenses, and/or
- The injuries resulting from the accident include permanent or serious disfigurement, broken bones, or substantial loss to hearing or sight.
Seeking Compensation After a Motorcycle Crash
After a serious motorcycle accident, it is important to get the medical care you need and to seek compensation from the insurance company. If you need long-term medical care or if you are a family member who will be without the injured person’s income, the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer is essential.
In Massachusetts, motorcyclists are not required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) coverage on their motorcycle insurance policy. If you are injured in a crash with another vehicle and you do not have personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, we can make a claim against the other party’s insurance company.
Reach Out to a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Boston
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of somebody else in or around Boston, contact the team at Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP as soon as possible. Our Boston accident attorneys have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into the accident, so we can obtain the compensation you are entitled to. We refuse to back down from aggressive insurance carriers because we understand how much you need this compensation, and that it could help you make a full recovery and pay your bills.
Call our Boston or Greenfield, Massachusetts offices at (617) 348-0988 or contact us online.