Motor Vehicle Collision Attorneys Dedicated to Serving Boston Residents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are involved in an increasing number of collisions each year. The motor vehicle collision lawyers at Lowney Law, LLC can help injured Boston residents try to hold negligent drivers liable for compensation. We have successfully resolved numerous cases on behalf of accident victims who need money to alleviate the financial burden on them following a motorcycle crash.
Pursuing Damages after a Motorcycle Accident
In Massachusetts, motorcyclists and their passengers are required to wear appropriate helmets. Motorcyclists must also obtain appropriate training and licensing through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Even if a rider complies with these rules and operates the vehicle in a safe manner, however, many drivers often ignore motorcycles.
Accidents can happen as the result of another motorist’s unsafe lane change or a dangerous attempt to pass a motorcycle. In order to hold one of these unsafe drivers liable for injuries, a victim must establish that this person acted negligently. A negligence case based on any type of motor vehicle accident requires a showing that the defendant breached his or her duty to drive with the care that a reasonable person would use in the same circumstances. A breach can occur in many different ways, such as failing to yield at an intersection or texting behind the wheel. The victim must also prove that the defendant’s breach was the direct cause of his or her injuries, and that he or she incurred actual damages as a result.
Many motorcyclists suffer serious and catastrophic injuries during collisions, due to the limited protection they have against other vehicles. These accidents may require extensive medical attention and often lead to long-term physical therapy and care. You may be entitled to damages that cover expenses related to your inability to work, including lost wages and loss of future earning capacity, as well as your hospital bills and the costs of future treatment. Subjective harm such as the pain and suffering experienced in an accident also may be compensated if a victim succeeds in a negligence claim.
Unfortunately, many motorcycle collisions result in a tragic loss of life. Certain surviving relatives of a lost loved one may bring a wrongful death action to seek compensation for certain costs and losses like burial expenses and loss of consortium. The elements of these claims are similar to those of ordinary negligence claims, and a statute of limitations applies to both types of cases. This rule defines the time period within which an injured person or a victim’s family may bring a claim.
Seek Legal Guidance for an Injury Claim in Boston
We know firsthand just how devastating a motorcycle accident can be for you and your loved ones. The personal injury attorneys at Lowney Law, LLC can guide individuals in Boston through the process of pursuing a negligence claim for the compensation they deserve so that they can move on from this traumatic event. Our office is conveniently located in Hyde Park, and we provide representation throughout Suffolk County and elsewhere in Massachusetts, including in Mattapan and Dorchester. We do not recover any fees unless we obtain a settlement or a judgment in your favor, and we offer a free initial consultation. Many of our clients have come from Hyde Park, Mattapan, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, West Roxbury, and Roslindale, as well as communities throughout Suffolk County. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, call 617-364-8000 now or contact us online to discuss your options.