Massachusetts Motorcycle Accidents
A motorcycle accident can cause devastating injuries to the driver and passenger of the motorcycle. As a Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident Lawyer, I can help both the driver and passenger get the compensation they need and deserve. If your motorcycle accident results in a lawsuit, the court (jury/Judge) will be looking for who was responsible for the accident and who should be forced to pay you for your physical injuries and the damage to your property.
In addition, injuries sustained in motorbikes, scooters or moped accidents can also cause a great deal of physical, financial and emotional damage. Motorcycle, motorbikes and scooter accidents are often caused by someone else’s negligence. If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should call a Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident Lawyer to help you through the maze of policies and procedures required by insurance companies and the courts. Making the wrong statement to an insurance adjuster could cause you to lose your case if it goes to trial, or greatly reduce the amount of money the insurance company is willing to pay.
What to do if you’re in a Motorcycle, Scooter, Moped or Motor bike accident.
Get a police report: If you’re physically able, make sure that the police are called and that an accident report is filed. This will help you in the future with your case.
Document the Motorcycle accident: Document as much as you can remember about the motorcycle, moped, or scooter accident as you can. Your Boston Massachusetts motorcycle, motor bike, scooter and moped accident lawyer will want to know as much as possible about the accident and how it happened. If your Motorcycle accident results in a trial, your documentatio0n will be extremely helpful to your attorney in preparing for the case
Take photos: Be sure to take photos of the motorcycle accident scene, including any visible injuries and all the vehicles involved. With today’s camera phones, taking photos should be fairly easy. You can never have too many photos.
Witnesses: Try to get the contact information of any and all witnesses you can. Call their cell phone from the scene of the motorcycle accident if you can. This way you’ll their phone number in your phone (and your phone carrier will also have a record of the call and their number).
Medical Attention: If you’ve been injured, seek medical attention immediately following a motorcycle, scooter, or motor bike accident. Be sure to explain how your injuries occurred and any pain or discomfort you are experiencing.
SHUT UP: You DO NOT have to give a statement to the other person’s insurance company.
You may be asked to give a statement to your own insurance company, but you should ALWAYS consult an attorney familiar with Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident law before making any statements. Even if you don’t call the Law Office of Patrick Bull to represent you, call another Massachusetts attorney familiar with Motorcycle accident law. You NEVER want to give a statement without being represented by an attorney, or at least consulting an attorney.
Also, be careful talking to friends and family about your motorcycle accident. If your Motorcycle accident leads to a lawsuit, the other side can call your friends and family to testify as to what you said.
Your Next Step
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call my office to get an explanation of your rights and responsibilities. As a Boston Massachusetts motorcycle, motor bike, and scooter injury lawyer, I can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries and property damage.