New Hampshire Motorcycle Accident Attorney
In 2016, there were 83,641 motorcycles registered in the state of New Hampshire. Fewer than 1% of those motorcycles were involved in traffic accidents. However, that still means hundreds of motorcycle accidents each year, a significant percentage of which result in injury. An average of about 23 motorcyclists are killed in traffic crashes each year.
Bikers are often at greater risk in traffic accidents than drivers and passengers in cars, vans, trucks, and other enclosed vehicles. Motorcyclists are unprotected by the structure of the vehicle, meaning that an accident that might be minor for the driver of a car or truck can be fatal to the biker. Motorcycles are also less visible to other drivers than larger vehicles.
Per mile traveled, a motorcyclist is 29 times as likely to die on the road as a driver or passenger in a car.
Negligence in Motorcycle Accident Cases
Often, when a motorcyclist is killed or injured on the road, the fault lies with another driver. Under New Hampshire law, when a person is injured through the negligence of another person or entity, the injured party is generally entitled to collect damages. While every case is different, some damages commonly awarded in motorcycle accident cases include:
- Reimbursement for medical expenses incurred
- Compensation for projected future medical bills
- Costs of rehabilitation
- Replacement of lost income
- Compensation for anticipated lost future earnings
Possible Damages in a New Hampshire Motorcycle Accident Case
The amount of damages available may also depend on factors such as the age of the victim at the time of the injury, the anticipated duration of the symptoms or limitations, the degree of fault attributable to each party, and even the county in which the case is filed, the insurance company involved, and the judge assigned the case.
No attorney can guarantee a particular outcome in a personal injury case or tell you exactly how much compensation you can expect to receive. You should be very wary of an attorney who makes this type of promise. However, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney like Kevin J. Broderick can assess the factors in your case and give you a general idea of what you may be able to expect as your case unfolds.
Schedule a free consultation right now to learn more about your rights, options, possible recovery, and the steps involved in pursuing a personal injury claim. Just call 978-459-3085 or fill out the contact form on this site.
Common Motorcycle Injuries
Because a motorcyclist is exposed during an accident, and may be thrown from the bike, impacted by another vehicle, or even crushed under a vehicle, a wide range of injuries are possible. The most common injuries cover a significant portion of the body, and include:
Motorcyclists are at risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI). While helmet use can decrease this risk, helmets do not offer complete protection. A traumatic brain injury may be relatively mild and short-lived, or may give rise to long-term or even lifelong symptoms.
Help is Available after a Motorcycle Accident Injury
Attorney Kevin J. Broderick understands how difficult and confusing the aftermath of a serious accident can be. He also knows from years of experience that constructing a strong motorcycle accident case requires time, resources, and both technical and substantive knowledge.
To ensure that injured people have access to the information they need to make informed decisions and the help they need to pursue fair compensation, Mr. Broderick:
- Offers free, no obligation consultations to assist injury victims in determining how to move forward, and
- Handles injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that he charges fees only if and when he secures compensation for the injury victim
We also represent Massachusetts motorcycle accident victims.
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