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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Boston

Were You Injured in a Motorcycle Collision?

Each motorcyclist has his or her own reason to ride. For some, it’s the freedom and exhilaration that only traveling the open road on two wheels can offer.

For others, it might be a matter of convenience or camaraderie shared with other riders. No matter your reasons for riding, however, you’ll unfortunately always inherit some risk of accident and injury.

At Davis & Davis, P.C., our attorneys know motorcycle riders can become seriously injured if they’re involved in a collision with:

  • A distracted driver
  • An inattentive driver
  • Or even drunken driver

If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence on the road, reach out to our Boston motorcycle accident attorneys for help.

Contact us online or at (978) 228-2262 to schedule a consultation with an attorney who can support your claim for fair and just compensation and hold responsible parties accountable.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

Riders may be more susceptible to serious injury or death from a motorcycle accident because they are more exposed than other motorists on the road. Maintaining balance at speed is also critical to operating your vehicle, which is why even the slightest contact with another vehicle or road hazard can end in tragedy.

Inattentive, distracted, and drunken drivers colliding with a motorcyclist are among the most common reasons why these accidents occur.

Any distracted driving and many other circumstances can cause a collision with a motorcyclist. Distracted driving includes drivers:

  • Using a cell phone
  • Changing the radio station
  • Failing to check their mirrors
  • Conversing with passengers
  • Or driving while intoxicated by alcohol and other substances that affect judgment

However, other reasons you may be involved in a motorcycle accident can include:

  • Road hazards (loose items and debris on the road)
  • Road defects (potholes, cracks in pavement, faded lane striping, obscured road signs, etc.)
  • Vehicle defects (manufacturer part failures, shoddy repair services, defective tires, etc.)

What Do You Do after a Motorcycle Accident?

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, there are a few steps to take into consideration, they include:

  • Safety: it’s recommended to account for safety above all else at first.
  • Get Away from Traffic: If you are able to move, get out of the road and away from traffic.
  • Call 9-1-1: Dial 9-1-1 for emergency assistance. Do not take off your helmet or protective gear unless instructed to do so by a paramedic, who should inspect and treat any immediately life-threatening injuries.
  • Maintain Detailed Records: Always maintain as detailed records as possible in regard to your accident. Also keep contemporaneous notes of anything that was said. If you were riding with a video recording device on your helmet or vehicle, be sure to extract that data, provide it to your attorney, and keep multiple backups.
  • Take Pictures: Have pictures taken of the accident scene, road conditions, road signs present, and conditions of all involved vehicles.

Do NOT do the following after your accident:

  • Do NOT admit fault: At no point should you ever admit fault for the accident.
  • Do NOT talk about accident: Do not discuss the accident with the other party beyond exchanging insurance information.
  • Do NOT answer adjuster's questions: If an adjuster representing the other motorist’s insurance company reaches out to you, do not answer their questions until you have consulted with your attorney and your own insurance company.
  • DO contact an attorney: Immediately contact a Boston motorcycle accident attorney or have a trusted friend or relative reach out to one for you.

Were You Wearing a Helmet?

Massachusetts law requires all riders and passengers to wear a helmet while riding. While you may not be responsible for causing an accident, your ability to collect the maximum amount of compensatory damages in a personal injury lawsuit can be negatively impacted if you were not wearing a helmet.

Were You Lane-Splitting When Your Accident Occurred?

Driving between travel lanes to avoid slow or stopped traffic – known as lane-splitting – is a prohibited driving practice in Massachusetts.

If you were injured in a collision while you were lane-splitting, your ability to collect the maximum amount of compensatory damages in a personal injury lawsuit can be diminished or precluded. Consult with a motorcycle accident attorney in Boston if you were injured to determine your chances of seeking fair and just compensation for your injuries.

Do You Need Legal Assistance?

If you were involved in a motorcycle accident as a rider, reach out to an attorney as soon as possible after the incident or have someone you trust to do so for you if you are hospitalized.

A successful personal injury claim that can maximize your compensation for medical bills and other costs associated with your accident may rely on a detailed investigation. That’s why it’s important to act as fast as possible so your attorney won’t have to search for long-lost evidence to build your strongest possible case.

If you need someone to support your claim, reach out to Davis & Davis, P.C. by contacting our firm online or calling (978) 228-2262.

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