Injured in a Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident? Choose a Boston Law Firm with a Solid Record of Outstanding Recoveries
Massachusetts, like many other states, unfortunately maintains a continuing statutory bias against motorcyclists injured in connection with a motor vehicle-related incident. That bias is best exemplified by the statutory denial of medical treatment and wage reimbursement to motorcyclists injured or killed as a result of a motor vehicle-related accident.
In Massachusetts, an operator of a motorcycle who suffers injuries as a result of a collision with a fellow cyclist or automobile operator is legally ineligible to receive “Personal Injury Protection” benefits, also known as “no fault” benefits, as a result of the incident. In simple terms, this means that an innocent motorcycle operator, who suffers injuries on account of the negligence of another motor vehicle operator, does not receive the otherwise immediate reimbursement of medical expenses and lost earnings that a similarly situated automobile operator would receive under like circumstances.
At Parker Scheer, we realize this unfair bias and will fight to get you the results that you deserve for injuries caused by another driver’s negligence. We know that motorcycle accidents are still common, as are related injuries, despite recently increased safety efforts and initiatives. The most common types of injuries caused by motorcycle accidents include:
- Head Injury- Concussions and brain damage often occur upon impact. The risk of serious injury anddeath is greatly reduced by wearing a helmet, especially one with a face guard for added protection.
- Broken & Fractured Bones- These are very common, especially at the joints, including the shoulder and pelvis.
- Damage to Soft Tissue: Although this can be prevented or minimized by protective clothing and a helmet with a face guard, without it there can be a lot of damage from sliding across the road following the crash.
- Death: Motorcycle accidents in the United States resulted in 3,615 deaths in 2010, according to the National Traffic Safety Administration. This includes deaths both at the scene of the crash and from complications resulting from the accident.
Parker Scheer LLP has successfully represented numerous motorcycle operators injured or killed on account of the negligence of another motor vehicle operator.
Persons who have suffered injuries on account of motorcycle-related incidents are encouraged to contact the firm to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation. No firm is rated higher than Parker Scheer LLP for professional skill and legal ethics.
Contact Us To Learn If You Have A Motorcycle Accident Case
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us for a free case review at (617) 886-0500 . For a motorcycle accident lawyer outside of the state of Massachusetts, contact us for a referral.
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