Car Vs. Motorcycle Accidents

Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Dealing With Serious Motorcycle Accidents

If you have been in a motorcycle accident, get help from a team of experienced personal injury attorneys.

Motorcycles, scooters, mopeds and motorized bicycles are very popular these days. With their increased popularity and use as a mode of transportation come the marked rise in motorcycle accident statistics. In the majority of cases, it is not the motorcyclist who causes the accident but is often caused by the automobile operator.

Motorcycle operators and passengers have a much greater chance of sustaining serious personal injury or death in a bike accident as compared to a car accident. Serious injuries are often sustained because a motorcycle offers little protection against another car or against the surrounding environment.

Common injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are: fractured bones throughout the body, facial fractures, fractured skull with associated traumatic brain injury (TBI), neurological injuries such as spinal cord injuries, paralysis, the loss or amputation of limbs, road rash or other disfiguring injuries. Injuries are often catastrophic or fatal.

In Massachusetts, a policy under personal injury protection (PIP) will not pay for the medical bills incurred in a motorcycle accident. If the policyholder opted to pay for additional coverage under Medical Payment (Med-Pay) then the motorcycle policy may pay for such medical bills. In the event the cyclist's policy does not include Med-Pay, then these medical bills can be recovered against the other at-fault operator, but in order to do so the negligence of the operator must be proven.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident you may have the right to recover damages such as lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium (relations), pain and suffering, and the payment of medical bills.

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If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us as soon as you can. If you cannot come to our office, we will come to you at your home or in your hospital room.