Worcester Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Motorcyclist rides in Worcester, Massachusetts

Drivers often forget their responsibility to share the road, leaving motorcyclists vulnerable in traffic. In Worcester and Central Massachusetts, motorcyclists travel on a mix of city roads, open country ways and busy highways, such as I-290. When accidents happen, motorcyclists – not drivers – are more likely to be injured.

Motorcyclists account for more than 15 percent of all traffic deaths in Massachusetts, according to state data. While some are single-vehicle motorcycle crashes, many are caused by the negligence of other drivers. Drivers who speed, follow too closely or give into distracted driving cause many motorcycle crashes. A large number of collisions also happen at intersections or when drivers fail to signal their intention to turn.

With more than 185,000 residents, Worcester has a large population and major employers such as UMass Memorial Medical Center, the colleges and insurance companies. The restaurants along Shrewsbury Street, college sports and the DCU Center bring in additional traffic throughout the year. All these drivers have a responsibility to operate with care near motorcyclists.

If you or a loved one has been injured, the Worcester motorcycle accident lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck can assist you. We offer a free legal consultation and you can call now: 800-379-1244.

Motorcyclists who are injured by another vehicle may be entitled to pursue a claim against the driver’s auto insurance policy. If you were involved in a single-vehicle crash, our attorneys can also advise you on seeking the maximum compensation from your own Massachusetts auto insurance policy. Take time to learn all your options so you have the financial resources to make a full recovery.

Common Types of Motorcycle Crashes

Worcester sits along I-290 and I-190 and there is a large volume of commercial truck and motor vehicle traffic at all hours.

But about 90 percent of motorcycle crashes happen on local roads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In Central Massachusetts, Route 9 in Worcester and Shrewsbury record many traffic and pedestrian accidents each year. Motorcyclists have to travel with caution there as well, particularly at traffic signals and when turning at intersections. 

Large commercial trucks create another danger for motorcyclists. Commercial truck drivers have a responsibility to check their mirrors for motorcyclists, as well as bicyclists, but this doesn’t always happen. When trucks travel too closely, another consequence is motorcyclists are left with a limited view of traffic, reducing their ability to make safe driving decisions.

Intersections are a common site for motorcycle crashes, especially no contact collisions. These can happen when another vehicle speeds by or operates in a manner that causes a motorcyclist to lose their balance or be thrown. When a no contact collision occurs, drivers may not be aware they even caused a motorcycle accident. They may keep traveling. Consulting an attorney will be essential to identifying and locating the driver at fault.

Types of Motorcycle Crashes

  • Speeding
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Sideswipe Crashes
  • Rear-End Collisions
  • No Contact Collisions
  • Motorcycle Accidents at Collisions
  • Truck Crashes Injuring Motorcyclists

Contact Our Worcester Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Seek medical care if you have been injured in a motorcycle crash. Then learn your legal rights.

There are many personal injury lawyers who represent those injured in car accidents. But Breakstone, White & Gluck stands out for our proven experience helping motorcyclists who have been injured as a result of negligent and reckless drivers. In Massachusetts, there are some key differences between auto insurance coverage for drivers and auto insurance for motorcyclists. This makes it important to hire a lawyer who has specific experience representing motorcyclists. 

At Breakstone, White & Gluck, our motorcycle accident attorneys bring over 100 years combined experience to our clients. We have represented injured motorcyclists in Worcester and across Massachusetts. 

Learn about our results for other injured motorcyclists, including our settlements of $3.75 million and $3.5 million.

For a free legal consultation, contact us at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form.

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