Injured In A Motorcycle Accident?
Your motorcycle accident has triggered both medical and legal urgencies in your life. At the Taunton, Massachusetts, Law Offices of Aleixo and Murray, P.C. our lawyers offer a free initial consultation for people injured in motorcycle accidents. We are prepared to explain what compensation you can get from the insurance company of the at-fault driver.
While Massachusetts is a no-fault auto insurance state, the usual 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.
How The Severity Of Your Injuries Will Affect Your Motorcycle Accident Case?
For you 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 (TBI), you may need enough compensation to take care of your needs for the rest of your life.
Who Was At Fault? How Can You Collect Maximum Compensation?
Motorcycle accidents are very often the fault of a driver of another vehicle. 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.”To receive the maximum compensation in any motorcycle accident case, your attorney has to be willing to take it to trial. Trying cases is something the Law Offices of Aleixo and Murray, P.C., has done successfully, time and time again, recovering compensation for clients in Taunton and neighboring communities.
Free Consultations — Contingency Representation
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. Specifically, you should:
- Collect witnesses’ names and contact information.
- Take photographs (if possible) of your injuries, the crashed motorcycle and the scene of the accident.
- Contact the Taunton, Massachusetts, lawyers at the Law Offices of Aleixo and Murray, P.C., by email or by phone at 508-203-4321 or +1-800-416-2667.
- Request a free personal injury consultation.