Taunton, Massachusetts, Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Motorcycle accidents are almost always the fault of the other driver. The most common type of collision happens when the driver of a car or truck makes a left hand turn in front of a motorcycle. After the accident, the at-fault driver almost always says that he or she “didn’t see the motorcyclist.”
While Massachusetts is a no-fault auto insurance state, no-fault rules do not apply to motorcycles. This means that your motorcycle insurance does not include personal injury protection (PIP) to pay you for lost wages and medical bills. To receive compensation for economic losses as well as for pain and suffering, you must file a claim against the insurance company of the driver who hit you.
At the Taunton, Massachusetts Law Offices of Aleixo and Murray P.C., our lawyers offer a free initial consultation for motorcycle accident victims to explain what compensation you can get from the insurance company of the at-fault driver.
Tort Threshold for Motorcycle Accident Injuries
To make a claim for damages for a Massachusetts motorcycle accident, your injury must meet what is known as the “tort threshold.” A tort threshold injury is a broken bone, disfiguring scar, permanent eye or hearing injury, or medical bills in excess of $2,000. If you don’t meet this threshold, you cannot make a claim for pain and suffering.
Most motorcycle accident injuries are severe enough to meet the tort threshold. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may need enough compensation to pay medicals bills and replace lost wages for several months. If you have suffered a life-changing injury such as paralysis or a traumatic brain injury, you may need enough compensation to take care of your needs for the rest of your life.
To receive the maximum compensation in any motorcycle accident case, your attorney has to be willing to try it. Trying cases is something the Law Offices of Aleixo and Murray has done successfully, time and time again, for clients in Taunton and neighboring communities such as Brockton, Dighton, Easton, Fall River, Franklin, Lakeville, Middleboro, New Bedford, Norton, and Raynham. We handle all motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no attorneys’ fees unless we make a recovery for you.
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, you must act quickly to protect your rights. Be sure to do things such as collect witness names, take photographs (if possible) and immediately contact the Taunton, Massachusetts motorcycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Aleixo and Murray P.C. for a free personal injury consultation.