Boston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Like many people in Boston, you may like to get around on your motorcycle. Why not? Motorcycles are usually cheaper to fuel and always more fun to ride than cars. However, they can be dangerous, too. That’s not because of you. It’s because many drivers in Boston and throughout Massachusetts don’t know how to share the road with motorcycle riders. They often make bad decisions that lead to devastating accidents.
If a negligent driver recently caused a motorcycle crash that seriously injured you or caused the loss of your loved one, you have the right to demand just compensation. Our Boston motorcycle accident attorneys at Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers is ready to help you to pursue every cent you are due. Contact us today and get started with a free consultation about your case.
Things You Should Know About Motorcycle Accidents in Boston
You probably never imagined that you would get into a crash on your motorcycle. After all, you may be a safe rider who has always followed Massachusetts motorcycle laws and the rules of the road that apply to all motorists in the Commonwealth. However, now that you are faced with the aftermath of an accident, you should know the following things:
- You need to get medical attention as soon as possible. If you wait too long to see a doctor, you put your health at risk. You also give insurance companies the chance to assert that your crash did not cause your injuries, or that your injuries are not severe.
- You should keep all of your receipts and records. If you incur any costs because of your motorcycle accident, you need to keep proof of them. This includes medical bills, bike repairs and all other out-of-pocket expenses.
- You must be careful with insurance companies. You should report your crash to your insurance company as early as you can. You only need to give the basic facts. You don’t need to accept or assign blame. If any other insurance company calls, you don’t need to talk. In fact, you should simply refer the insurer to your attorney.
- You should not wait to get legal help. The sooner you have our law firm on your case, the better off you will be in the long run. We can handle communications with the insurance companies, investigate your case, calculate your damages and aggressively pursue all compensation you are due.
In reality, an insurance company won’t want to pay any claim that you file. An insurer may actually try to blame you or your loved one for the crash. They often try to do that to motorcycle accident victims. At Kelly & Associates, we will protect your rights and treat you with the compassion, respect and professionalism that you deserve.
Know Your Rights as a Motorcycle Accident Victim
Unlike car and other vehicle drivers, you do not have the right to file a claim for Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits after a motorcycle crash in Boston or elsewhere in Massachusetts. However, if another driver’s negligence caused your accident, you have the right to file a claim against that driver and seek compensation for all of your related medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering and more. If your loved one died in a motorcycle accident that another driver caused, you have the right to file a claim for wrongful death damages, including the loss of your loved one’s support.
You have these rights regardless of whether you were as a motorcycle rider or as a passenger on a motorcycle. In fact, if you suffered injuries as a passenger, you may have the right to bring a claim against the motorcycle operator or the driver of another vehicle or – depending on the facts – both parties. At Kelly & Associates, we will fully investigate your case and identify everyone who should be held liable for your losses.
Keep in mind: Massachusetts requires motorcycle riders and passengers to wear DOT-approved motorcycle helmets and eyeglasses, goggles or a protective face shield if the motorcycle lacks a windscreen or windshield. However, even if you did not wear a helmet, you should be eligible to recover compensation if a negligent driver caused your crash. If an insurance company tries to tell you otherwise, it’s just another reason why you will be benefit from having an experienced and aggressive lawyer at your side.