Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle accidents can be the deadliest on the road. Aside from wearing a helmet, riders leave their body completely vulnerable to impact. Making sure you are properly insured and trained are important steps to take to make sure you're prepared if an accident does happen. Unfortunately 80% of motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent drivers in automobiles, so you must be sure to carry the appropriate insurance.

For motorcyclists, there are a couple different types of coverage that are necessary beyond typical collision insurance. The first is uninsured motorist coverage, which pays for your injuries when someone who doesn't have any coverage causes the injury to you. The second is underinsured motorist coverage, which compensates you for your injuries when the person who is at fault has insurance coverage but their liability is not high enough to compensate you fully.

If you have been in a motorcycle accident, it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Personal injury attorneys handle accidents of all kinds, but you can find one who specializes in motorcycle accidents and Massachusetts laws. As the laws can differ from state to state, you need representation to ensure your rights are protected. An attorney can walk you through every step of your case, from notifying the insurance companies to ensuring that you get proper medical care. Often, attorneys' work with doctors they can trust and who will wait for payment until after your settlement. Most personal injury attorneys will take your case on a contingency basis, so you do not have to pay anything until your case has been won.

Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injury that could require surgery, long-term rehabilitation, and expensive hospital stays. Hiring an attorney with experience could ensure you get adequate treatment for your injuries. The most common accident scenarios a cyclist will face are intersection collisions. People do not always see a motorcycle, causing accidents that are as dangerous as they are preventable. Knowing these facts before you hit the road will hopefully cause you to double check at intersections and always drive defensively. You can also take steps to ensure you are ready to ride at night. Check in with a local motorcycle shop for the appropriate safety gear for riding at all times.

As a motorcyclist, you can take all the steps to ensure your safety and your insurance company but you cannot avoid all the hazards. If you are male, aged 16 to 24, you have a much higher chance of collision than older men simply due to inexperience on the road. Make sure you are well trained before you hit the busy roads. If an accident does happen, you can be sure you are not alone. There are many personal injury attorneys in your area that will likely give you a consultation free of charge so you can know right away if you have a viable case.

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