Unfortunately, even if you are a safe and experienced motorcycle rider, you can still end up seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. After all, you cannot control the actions of other motorists, particularly if they are under the influence, tired, distracted or simply careless.In fact, the sad reality is that motorcycle riders do not cause the majority of motorcycle accidents ― other negligent drivers do. For example, a motorcycle collision often occurs when a driver of a motor vehicle:
- Takes a left turn and fails to see the motorcycle approaching from the opposite direction
- Pulls out in front of a motorcycle after failing to see the motorcycle or misjudging its speed
- Neglects to check his or her blind spots for motorcycles when changing lanes
- Rear-ends a motorcycle by failing to stop fast enough when coming to a stop sign or red light
To make matters worse, you have little protection as a motorcycle rider. Unlike cars, you have no seat belts, no air bags and no metal shell around you ― meaning you are much more likely to suffer serious injuries if you are ever in an accident.
You Need Experienced Legal Representation
We at the law firm of Goldberg & Weigand, LLP, are very aware of how upsetting, stressful and painful recovering from a serious motorcycle injury can be, which is why we are dedicated to providing motorcycle accident victims with personalized, experienced legal guidance.
Our skilled lawyers and legal professionals will handle every aspect of your personal injury case, including all insurance-related issues. Dealing with insurance companies is hard enough even when you are not seriously injured, so let us help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact Goldberg & Weigand, LLP, today to schedule a FREE initial consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. You can reach us online or by calling (508) 203-6600, 24 hours a day. We have multiple office locations, including Hyannis, New Bedford and Boston.
Important Facts About Insurance Every Motorcycle Owner Should Know
In Massachusetts, there are some very important differences between motorcycle insurance and other types of motor vehicle insurance, including the fact that there is no Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage for motorcycle drivers and passengers.
PIP insurance is often crucial following serious accidents since it provides coverage for medical expenses, lost wages and other expenses, regardless of who is at fault for the collision. Without PIP coverage, it is more important than ever you, as a motorcycle rider, have an experienced attorney on your side defending your rights if you suffer an accident-related injury.