Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Newton, MA

Representing injured motorcyclists in Newton, Massachusetts

A motorcycle collision can result in serious injuries, as motorcyclists are not protected like passengers and drivers in cars and trucks.

Many motorcycle accident victims suffer from:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Full or partial paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Disfigurement & scarring
  • Brain and head injuries/trauma, including TBI
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Crushed limbs or organs
  • Serious burns
  • Internal bleeding

Motorcycle injuries often require extensive medical treatment, as well as hospitalization, surgery, and long-term rehabilitative care. Further, because many of these injuries are debilitating, many motorcycle accident victims must either quit their jobs or take a prolonged leave of absence.

The Bias Against Motorcyclists

While popular entertainment has sometimes characterized motorcyclists as outlaws, the fact is that the vast majority of motorcyclists are law-abiding and safe riders. Motorcyclists in general likely pay much more attention to their surroundings than vehicle drivers because they are at a higher risk of injury than vehicle drivers.

Nonetheless, in motorcycle crashes, negligent vehicle drivers will often try to characterize the actions of a motorcyclist as being reckless. They may falsely accuse the motorcyclist of speeding, weaving in between cars, or engaging in other activities in order to place blame on the motorcyclist (and to remove blame from themselves).

We will work tenaciously in refuting any of these false claims, both before and at trial. Our goal is to prove how the defendant drivers are fully responsible for a collision, and to demand from them full and fair compensation for all injuries and damages suffered by our client.

Who May Be at Fault for Your Motorcycle Accident?

In addition to the negligent driver who may have hit you, there are often a number of other parties that may be liable for your injuries, including:

The above is a brief list; there are other possible defendants in some cases.

When we accept a motorcycle accident case, we will want to conduct a thorough investigation to determine all those who may be legally liable so that we can seek to hold each of them responsible for their share of your injuries.  This is the only way to seek full compensation.

Exploring Damages in Motorcycle Accidents in Newton, MA

Motorcycle accidents and crashes can lead to a broad spectrum of damages for victims, extending beyond mere financial losses. It’s important to recognize the full scope of potential damages when seeking compensation from a negligent party.

Medical Costs

One of the immediate and most significant expenses faced by motorcycle accident victims involves medical treatment.

Given the potentially severe nature of motorcycle accident injuries—ranging from spinal injuries and fractures to internal and head trauma—the initial and subsequent medical treatments can quickly become a substantial financial burden.

By meticulously documenting all medical-related expenses, victims can present a clear and detailed claim for these costs.

Lost Income

The financial repercussions of a motorcycle accident or motorcycle wreck often include lost wages, especially when injuries prevent victims from working temporarily or result in permanent disability. Our legal team is skilled in compiling evidence such as employment records, salary slips, and tax documents to substantiate claims for lost wages and diminished earning capacity.

Pain and Suffering

The state allows for the recovery of non-economic damages, acknowledging that motorcycle accident injuries can profoundly affect one’s quality of life. The physical pain, coupled with emotional distress such as anxiety and depression, is compensable. Keeping a personal journal or providing a personal account of the emotional and physical aftermath of the accident can be pivotal in claiming compensation for pain and suffering.

Filing a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Newton, MA

Initiating a claim against a negligent driver involves a series of steps that our attorneys are well-equipped to handle. We start by identifying the responsible party, which can be determined through various means such as police reports, eyewitness accounts, and other forms of evidence. Establishing fault is a critical initial step in building your case.

Upon determining fault, we proceed with compiling evidence to support the claim of negligence. This foundational work is crucial before officially filing a complaint.

The complaint, filed within the legally mandated time frame, will detail the negligent party, describe the accident circumstances, and list the damages sought. It’s important to adhere to the statute of limitations to maintain the right to pursue compensation.

Post-filing, settlement discussions may ensue. Our legal team will guide you through these negotiations, advising on whether proceeding to trial might be more beneficial, especially for damages like pain and suffering that may not be fully addressed in a settlement.

By understanding and effectively navigating these aspects, victims can enhance their chances of securing a fair and comprehensive compensation package for the losses endured due to a motorcycle accident or motorcycle crash.

Get Help Now. We Offer a Free Consultation, and There are No Fees Unless You Recover Compensation.

Call us today to learn how we can help you.  Because it’s critical to investigate all collisions as soon as possible, we will want to conduct a thorough accident investigation before the accident scene changes.  We will also want to impound accident vehicles before they are destroyed so that crucial evidence can be collected, including event recorders (black boxes) that are now installed in many vehicles.


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