Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Over 100 Years Combined Experience Representing Victims of Motorcycle Accidents in Massachusetts

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If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to find a lawyer with strong experience representing other motorcyclists. The lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck of Boston have over 100 years combined experience representing riders who have been injured across Massachusetts.

In recent years, our attorneys have settled cases for $3.75 million, $3.5 million and $1.25 million. Read more about our motorcycle accident settlements.

After an accident, learn your rights. Contact our motorcycle accident law firm at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676, or use our contact form, for a free legal consultation. We are conveniently located in Government Center in Boston and represent injured motorcyclists throughout Massachusetts.

Motorcycle Accidents

While motorcyclists travel the same roads as other drivers and follow most of the same regulations, they suffer a disproportionate number of the accidents and injuries in Massachusetts and across the United States. Motorcycle accidents can be traumatic both physically and emotionally. Nationwide, motorcycle accidents resulting in wrongful death account for more than 10 percent of all traffic fatalities. Others who are injured may face long hospital stays and months of medical treatment.

What Compensation is Available to Motorcycle Accident Victims in Massachusetts?

If you are injured while riding a motorcycle and another driver is at fault, you may be entitled to damages for:
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages (in wrongful death cases)
In Massachusetts, motorcyclists are not entitled to receive no-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits under the law. This is one of the first and most basic types of benefits provided to car and bicycle accident victims in Massachusetts and they are provided regardless of fault. This absence of benefits and the severity of injuries motorcyclists often suffer make it critical to contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer immediately following a crash.

How Motorcycle Accidents Happen

The majority of motorcycle accidents involve a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle. Drivers are accustomed to looking for other cars and trucks on the road, but do not always watch out for motorcyclists in the same way. Accidents can result when drivers overcrowd motorcyclists, speed or cross the vehicle lane. Drivers can injure a motorcyclist by crashing into their bike or by operating in a negligent manner causing a fall or crash, even if there is no contact with the motorcycle. Distracted driving, cell phone use and texting while driving by motorists also leads to many motorcycle accidents.

What to Do When You Have a Motorcycle Accident

Many times, motorcycle accidents result in a rider leaving the scene in an ambulance. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and have not visited the hospital emergency room, you should seek immediate medical attention, even if you do not believe you have been seriously injured. The emergency room staff will evaluate you for broken bones, concussions and internal injuries, and will document any injuries you sustained.

Should I Hire a Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Yes, you should hire an experienced attorney if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. An attorney can review the facts of your case with you and explain your right to recover compensation for your injuries. If you have a potential claim, our motorcycle crash law firm can start to investigate and gather the evidence needed to prove your case. 

We aggressively represent our clients. Our motorcycle accident lawyers will thoroughly review all the available motor vehicle insurance coverages, including the at-fault driver’s policy, as well as your own. We will gather the evidence to get you the maximum award.  Whatever led to your motorcycle crash, our attorneys will work closely with you and review your short- and long-term medical and financial needs. 

At Breakstone, White & Gluck, our attorneys work to settle personal injury cases out of court when possible, but we prepare every case in case it needs to go to trial. 

Choosing a Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle accidents almost always result in serious injury and work disability, along with significant property damage. After a motorcycle accident, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your legal rights. Please call the experienced Boston, Massachusetts motorcycle accident attorneys at 617-723-7676 (or toll free at 1-800-379-1244), or use our contact form

In Massachusetts, motorcycle accident victims have a three-year Statute of Limitations to file a negligence lawsuit against responsible parties. To allow time to prepare and negotiate the best case, contact an experienced Boston motorcycle accident lawyer right away. 

While many attorneys are experienced in handling car accident claims, not every law firm has the expertise representing motorcyclists that we do at Breakstone, White & Gluck. 

Breakstone, White & Gluck has obtained several major awards for injured motorcyclists.

Our Results for Motorcyclists:
$3.75 Million - Motorcycle Accident SettlementSettlement reached for motorcyclist unable to fully return to work after crash.
$3.5 Million - Motorcycle Accident and Wrongful Death Settlement. Settlement reached for family of motorcyclist run over by a waste disposal truck and killed.
$1.25 Million - Motorcycle Accident Settlement. Settlement reached for seriously injured motorcyclist who received extensive medical care, out of work for several months.

Motorcycle Safety for Massachusetts Motorcyclists

We encourage motorcyclists to take time to learn the rules of the road and laws for riding a motorcycle in Massachusetts. Wear a motorcycle helmet at all times and learn about your auto insurance coverage needs:

Tips for Buying Auto Insurance for Massachusetts Motorcyclists, Breakstone, White & Gluck

Massachusetts Ridership Education Program (MREP), Registry of Motor Vehicles

Motorcycle and Bicycle Helmet Use Laws, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The Boston motorcycle accident lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck handle motorcycle accident cases in Boston, Brockton, Fall River, Framingham, Lowell, Lynn, Quincy, Springfield, Waltham, Walpole, Foxborough, Plymouth and throughout Massachusetts.

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Client Reviews
David really cared about me as an individual…and he really cared about seeking the justice that needed to be sought in the case. Peter
Ron got the insurance company to settle for the maximum on the policy. And so as a result of that, my son went back to school. Jeff
Marc just guided us through the whole process. He told us exactly what would happen and how we needed to go about doing everything. Jesenia
I would recommend David…The outcome of my case, I was very pleased with it. I hope I don't have another accident, but if I do we'll be back to see David. Paul
Ron was excellent. He was on top of everything. He answered every question. John
Marc was extremely professional. I felt very confident that he knew exactly what he was doing. This is his area of practice and I had total confidence in him and I actually have recommended him to other people who have been in accidents. Josh