Any motor vehicle accident can cause serious injury, or even death. But, motorcyclists are at even greater risk than drivers and passengers in cars, trucks, and other enclosed vehicles. A motorcycle rider is more exposed, his or her vehicle is lighter and less stable, and motorcycles are more likely to go unnoticed by other drivers.
What would otherwise be a minor traffic accident can be serious, even fatal, when a motorcycle is involved. For example, when one car rear-ends another at a relatively low rate of speed, the occupants of the vehicles may be uninjured. However, a motorcyclist who is hit from behind may be seriously injured or killed, even at low speeds.
On a fatalities-per-mile-traveled basis, a motorcyclist is 29 times as likely to die in a traffic crash as an occupant of a passenger car. Although wearing a motorcycle helmet can significantly reduce the risk of serious head and neck injury or death for a motorcyclist, the vast majority of bikers killed in Massachusetts motorcycle accidents were wearing helmets.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studied data from more than one million non-fatal motorcycle accidents to identify the most common types of injuries suffered by motorcyclists. The most common injuries were:
Many motorcyclists in serious accidents suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can mean lifelong symptoms and limitations.
After a serious motorcycle accident, you may be unsure where to turn for help. You may be struggling with pain and physical limitations, and at the same time be facing financial difficulties triggered by lost work time and growing medical bills.
Attorney Kevin Broderick has been helping victims of motorcycle accidents and other motor vehicle accidents for decades. He dedicates his practice to helping those who have suffered serious injuries and need fair compensation to rebuild their lives. He also understands that the last thing a person recovering from a serious injury needs is another financial obligation.
Kevin handles personal injury claims such as motorcycle accident claims and other accident cases on a contingency basis. That means you don’t pay any legal fees unless and until the law firm settles your case or wins a verdict for you at trial. If you don’t receive compensation, the law firm doesn’t get paid.
With an experienced attorney on your side, you can turn your attention back to the business of recovering and rebuilding.
The value of a motorcycle accident case will vary depending on a great many factors. Some of those factors are readily apparent, such as the amount of your medical bills or the number of work days missed due to the accident.
Others are less obvious to an injury victim or family member who does not have a background in personal injury law. Some of these factors include the county in which your case is filed, your age at the time of the accident, and even the attorneys involved on both sides of the case.
Talking with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can be the best way to get an educated assessment of the possible value of your case.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, leave the technical procedural requirements, negotiations, investigation, assembly of evidence, recruitment of experts, witness preparation and the rest of the legal process to a seasoned personal injury lawyer. Your number one job is to focus on your recovery.
Schedule a free consultation right now to learn more about your rights and options, the possible value of your case, and how you can pursue compensation from the person or entity responsible for your injury. Just call (978) 459-3085 or fill out the contact form on this site to get started.
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