Serious Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
Boston Lawyers Skilled in Motor Vehicle Collision Cases
Motorcycle riders face some of the most serious risks of anyone on the roadway, due to the exposed nature of a motorcycle. When motorists fail to pay adequate attention at intersections and other areas, they can cause devastating accidents involving motorcyclists, who are not as easy to see as regular passenger vehicles. When you suffer serious injuries in a motorcycle crash, it is important that you seek guidance from an experienced and knowledgeable Boston motorcycle accident lawyer. These injuries often lead to permanent conditions for the victim. If you do not seek the maximum amount of compensation that you need for these injuries in an insurance claim or lawsuit, you may be barred from seeking additional compensation in the future. At Breakstone, White & Gluck, we fight aggressively to ensure that our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation following a serious injury in a motorcycle accident.
Common Types of Serious Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
There are many types of injuries that a motorcyclist can suffer in an accident. Some of these injuries are relatively minor and heal with time, whereas others are catastrophic and life-altering. Many motorcycle riders suffer from traumatic brain injuries following a crash. This is true even though Massachusetts requires motorcycle riders to wear a helmet. This type of injury can result in permanent memory impairments, inability to sleep, chronic headaches, altered vision, depression, anxiety, and cognitive impairments. In some instances, a traumatic brain injury may require the victim to leave his or her usual occupation and seek less mentally challenging work. This can have a huge financial impact on the victim and his or her family.
Another type of serious injury in motorcycle accidents is severe road rash. When skin becomes exposed during a motorcycle accident, it can become seriously damaged as a result of making contact with the asphalt or other surfaces at high speeds. Many road rash victims suffer from permanent scarring and painful conditions, especially when the road rash affects nerves and connective tissues. Broken bones are also common injuries that can leave a rider facing a lengthy recovery period. Other examples of serious injuries include spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis, amputations, and burns.
Protect Your Legal Right to Compensation
If you suffered a catastrophic injury in a motorcycle crash, you can bring a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your injuries and costs. In this type of claim, your attorney must show that the driver who hit you did not operate their vehicle with the appropriate level of care and skill and that this failure was the cause of the catastrophic injuries that you suffered. This standard of care encompasses many factors, including any applicable traffic laws like yielding the right-of-way or refraining from distracted driving. Causation is a critical step in the claim. Even if your attorney shows that the other driver did not use due care, they must still show that this failure was the ultimate cause of your injuries. Massachusetts allows a defendant to offer any evidence suggesting that the plaintiff’s own negligence is to blame for his or her injuries. Our attorneys can counter this type of argument and make sure that any fault of yours is not overstated.
When it comes to damages, it is critical to present strong evidence showing the expenses that you have incurred as a result of the accident, in addition to information indicating the amount of expenses that you are likely to incur in the future as a result of any ongoing medical care needs or inability to work.
Contact a Trustworthy Boston Attorney Following a Motorcycle Crash
If you were harmed in a motorcycle crash, you deserve vigorous legal counsel. Our seasoned team of trial lawyers can help you assert your rights to the fullest extent of the law. We serve people in the areas around Boston, Cambridge, Waltham, Lowell, Newton, Somerville, Quincy, Dedham, Norwood, Brookline, Attleboro, Barnstable, Brockton, Plymouth, Worcester, Lawrence, and Springfield. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 1-800-379-1244 or contact us online to get started.