Boston Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Serious Injuries Deserve Serious Representation
Given the very limited amount of protection available to motorcyclists, an accident involving a motorcycle can result in severe injuries. Almost as bad as being injured, you could be left with mounting medical bills with no way to pay for them. Even your own insurance may not be able to cover all your expenses. If you are in a similar situation after being in a motorcycle accident, you need a Boston injury lawyer to recover the financial compensation you need to move forward with your life.
The Law Office of Steven R. Whitman LLC has been able to recover tens of millions of dollars in damages on behalf of clients who were harmed through no fault of their own. Our firm has over 55 years of collective legal experience and we have been awarded the Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell® in 2013 for our commitment to client goals.
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Common Injuries for Motorcyclists
Serious and even life-threatening injuries are not uncommon for motorcyclists who are injured in an accident, due in large part to a motorcycle's overall lack of safety compared with automobiles.
Common injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident include:
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Biker’s arm
- Leg injury
Of course, any number of injuries are possible depending on how the accident occurs; but no matter how serious your accident is, you may be eligible to file an injury claim to help cover your losses.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
In the wake of an accident, your actions can go a long way to increase your chances for a successful claim. First of all, you are required by law to remain on the scene, no matter who was at fault.
Useful steps to take include:
- Taking photographs of the accident scene, damage to your motorcycle, and your injuries
- Collect contact and insurance information from all parties involved along with any witnesses
- Write down the details of the accident such as the date, time, and location of the accident
- File a police report and make sure you obtain a copy of it for your claim
- Preserve your motorcycle by not repairing so an expert can examine it
Your case for compensation revolves around establishing fault with the party who injured you in order to obtain financial damages.
Massachusets Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
Following a motorcycle accident important information and evidence may need to be collected. Discussing your case with an attorney soon after your accident can help preserve helpful evidence such as photos of the scene of the accident and witness accounts. According to Massachusets Law, victims of personal injuries caused by another person's negligence must file their personal injury claim before three years have passed after the date of the accident. Our attorneys can walk you through the entire process of filing your personal injury claim.
Negligence & Your Rights
If the other party or parties can be proven to have acted negligently, a successful injury claim can recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, disabilities, and pain and suffering so you can focus on your injuries rather than be wondering how you will pay your bills.
It is important to not settle right away with the other party’s insurance company or even your own since they will try and settle with you for as little as possible and as quickly as possible. Consult with a Boston motorcycle accident lawyer before speaking with any insurance claims adjustor so your rights to full compensation are protected.
Call the Law Office of Steven R. Whitman LLC today and set up your free case evaluation!