Motorcycles can be a fun way to get around in Massachusetts. Whether you ride a motorcycle for recreation or it serves as your primary mode of transportation, it’s essential to be aware of the risks involved. Motorcyclists don’t have the added protections of airbags or the frame of a car. When another vehicle collides with a motorcycle, it can result in severe and debilitating injuries or fatality for the operator or any passengers.
Dealing with the aftermath of a motorcycle crash can be overwhelming. However, if another driver’s negligence caused your accident, you need to make sure your rights are protected and the negligent party is held accountable for your damages. Riccio Law provides aggressive representation for motorcycle accident victims and can help you recover the maximum compensation available for your injuries.
Motorcycles share the same roads as cars, trucks, SUVs, and other vehicles that are much larger than them. This can make motorcycle riding extremely dangerous. The impact of being hit by another vehicle while riding a motorcycle can have devastating or deadly consequences.
Even if you operate your motorcycle with care and take the necessary safety precautions, accidents can still happen. Motorcycle crashes in Massachusetts can occur due to another driver’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness. Another vehicle may collide with a motorcycle due to:
If you suffered motorcycle injuries or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. However, determining liability in a Massachusetts motorcycle collision can be complicated. Massachusetts follows the rule of comparative negligence when it comes to motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents — your financial recovery is limited in proportion with the percentage you are found at fault for the accident. If you are found 51% or more at fault, you are barred from any recovery by law. This is why having an experienced and skillful motorcycle accident attorney on your side is essential.
A motorcycle accident can take a substantial toll on you physically, emotionally, and financially. Since “PIP” (Personal Injury Protection) benefits generally don’t apply to injured motorcycle operators and their passengers in Massachusetts, you could incur thousands of dollars in medical bills. You may also lose time from work while you’re recovering from your injuries. Your daily life and relationships with family members can be altered forever due to a motorcycle crash. Tragically, some motorcycle accident victims are left with injuries that leave them permanently disabled and unable to return to their employment or participate in activities they once enjoyed.
Filing a personal injury action in court may allow you to recover your economic and non-economic damages that resulted from the accident. Compensation for motorcycle accidents can include the costs of unreimbursed medical treatment, future medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. You may also be entitled to recover damages for emotional distress, loss of consortium, as well as pain and suffering.
If you were in a motorcycle crash or collision, you should seek medical attention immediately. Injuries in a motorcycle accident can include broken bones, internal damage, concussion, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, road burn, and death.
Depending on their assessment of your injuries, your doctor will advise a course of treatment. Typically, this can involve X-rays, MRIs, EMG-NCVs, or other diagnostic testing. Your motorcycle accident medical treatment can also include pain medication, physical therapy or other rehabilitation, chiropractic care, hospital stays, surgeries, office visits, and medical devices. Following your doctor’s treatment guidelines is crucial to help you recover from your injuries. In addition, medical treatment and records are one of the most critical components of a motorcycle accident case.
Anthony Riccio understands that motorcycle accidents can have a catastrophic impact on victims and their families — each case receives the utmost compassion, care and attention. As a former prosecutor and insurance defense attorney, Anthony knows how to effectively maximize financial recovery for those who have been injured due to the negligence of another.
Anthony is skilled at obtaining clients fair compensation in even the most complicated cases. Whether it comes to negotiating a settlement for your motorcycle accident with the insurance company, attending mediation, arbitration, or litigating at trial, Riccio Law is devoted to making sure clients are vigorously represented and fairly compensated.
With offices in Attleboro and Quincy, Riccio Law represents clients in motorcycle accident cases in southeastern Massachusetts, the greater Boston area, and throughout the Commonwealth. Call to schedule a complimentary consultation concerning your motorcycle accident case today.
We serve clients throughout Massachusetts including those in the following localities: Bristol County including Attleboro, Fall River, Mansfield, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Seekonk, and Taunton; Essex County; Hampden County; Hampshire County; Middlesex County including Cambridge, Lowell, and Newton; Norfolk County including Brookline, Dedham, Quincy, Wellesley, and Wrentham; Plymouth County including Bridgewater, Brockton, Hingham, and Middleboro; Suffolk County including Boston; and Worcester County.