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Motorcycle Accidents

Over 100 Years Combined Experience Representing Victims of Motorcycle Accidents in the Boston Area

First responders after a motorcycle crash

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 attorneys 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 many 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 required 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, as well as document your injuries.

Choosing a Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle accidents almost always cause serious injury and work disability along with significant property damage. After a motorcycle accident, your legal rights need to be protected. You should immediately contact an experienced Boston motorcycle accident lawyer to identify whether you have a case, potential parties who may be liable and investigate. In Massachusetts, motorcycle accident victims have three years to file claims under the Statute of Limitations.

If you have been injured, contact us today for a free legal consultation at 617-723-7676 or toll free at 1-800-379-1244 or use our contact form.

Our Results for Motorcyclists:
$3.75 Million - Motorcycle Accident Settlement Settlement 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.

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