When Motorcycle Accidents Leave Riders Severely Injured, Our Boston Personal Injury Lawyers Fight for Their Rights
Determined advocacy for victims of serious injuries in Massachusetts
In a year when car and small truck accident fatalities were at an all-time low, deaths from motorcycle crashes reached an all-time high. That single statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is alarming. But it tells only part of the story. Consider the following facts as well:
- In an eight-year period, an estimated 1,222,000 motorcyclists were treated for motorcycle-related injuries not resulting in death.
- Nearly one-fourth of those treated were for nonfatal injuries to the head or neck.
- Biker death rates increased by 55 percent from 2001 to 2008.
Motorcycle accidents leave riders with the most catastrophic of injuries including agonizing burns, traumatic brain injury (TBI), amputations and spinal cord damage that may lead to quadriplegia or paraplegia. Other injuries may include multiple bone fractures or road rash, which, if not properly treated, can lead to a dangerous infection called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Our compassionate personal injury attorneys at Swartz & Lynch LLP are committed to helping motorcyclists injured in accidents with cars or trucks recover damages for their injuries. Even accidents involving pedestrians can leave a rider injured, especially when taking evasive maneuvers to avoid hitting a jaywalker or other person on foot.
The road to recovering full and fair compensation
One of the most important skills any lawyer can have is the courtroom savvy that allows him or her to overcome “biker bias.” As a motorcyclist, you may be familiar with these common and harmful misconceptions:
- Motorcycle riders always go too fast.
- Motorcyclists are reckless drivers who weave in and out of traffic.
- Motorcyclists are irresponsible.
As motorcycle popularity has increased — there were 158,000 motorcycles registered in Massachusetts in 2009 — for reasons ranging from saving money on gas to the pure enjoyment of riding, those stereotypes no longer apply. Riders include men and women, young and old and people from all walks of life.
We build your case on the facts. We visit the accident scene, check police reports and collect witness testimony to substantiate those facts. If the driver who hit you failed to check his or her blind spot, was guilty of texting or another type of distracted driving, or made a left turn in front of you, then he or she could be found negligent and thus accountable for your injuries. We make sure that the insurance company does not get away with letting bias override evidence.
Motorcycles account for about two percent of all vehicles on the road, but they’re involved in eight percent of all traffic fatalities. If you lose a family member in a motorcycle accident, we can also help you pursue a wrongful death claim.
Get justice for your motorcycle accident injuries
Find out how an experienced Boston personal injury attorney from Swartz & Lynch LLP can make a difference in your motorcycle accident case by scheduling a free initial consultation today. We believe that you have the right to be heard and to get the compensation you deserve. To set up a time to meet, contact our firm online or call us at 857-250-0664 to speak to someone directly.