Cambridge Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle riders in Cambridge may be more attentive than those elsewhere, but that does not always protect them from serious accidents. Since motorcycle riders have limited protection, they are more likely to suffer severe injuries in a collision.

If you sustained injuries from a motorcycle accident, it is a good idea to seek advice from a skilled Cambridge motorycle accident attorney the issues that may arise in such cases. A Cambridge motorcycle accident lawyer could advise you of how much you may be eligible to recover in a personal injury lawsuit or from an insurance company, and how to work toward the maximum possible recovery. Call the Law Office of John J. Sheehan today at (617) 925-6407.

Motorcycle Laws for Cambridge Motorcyclists and Drivers

Since motorcycles are unique vehicles able to operate at high speeds on major highways, state lawmakers have enacted certain specialized laws for motorcycle safety. If an injured motorcyclist is found to have violated one of these laws, it could be argued that the violation contributed to the cause of the injuries.

State requirements that could affect motorcycle accident cases include:

  • Riders must ride single file while passing other vehicles, but are permitted to ride two abreast in the same lane, as per Gen. Laws Chap. 89, §4A
  • Licensing requirements, including educational components
  • Equipment requirements such as those involving safety lighting, rearview mirrors, seats, and brakes, as per MGL Chap. 90, §7
  • Helmet use for riders and passengers, as per MGL Chap. 90, §7

In addition, the city of Cambridge has additional traffic regulations that may come into play.

How to Prove Liability in a Cambridge Motorcycle Accident

It is essential to collect as much evidence as possible following an accident. In order to gather such information, it may be worthwhile to conduct an investigation, and work to preserve evidence so that it can be used in negotiations and, if necessary, in court. An attorney could help to identify witnesses, obtain police reports, and collect any relevant surveillance footage.

In addition, a motorcycle accident lawyer may calculate the amount needed to fairly compensate for past and future effects of the accident, and then analyze insurance coverage of the parties involved to determine what is available and whether it is adequate. The attorney may then issue a demand letter to the insurer and begin negotiations to obtain compensation. Throughout proceedings, a lawyer could advocate on your behalf and provide advice as to how to answer questions.

If the opposing parties cannot reach a settlement with appropriate compensation, an attorney could take the necessary steps to move forward to trial. Insurance companies want to pay as little as possible, so it is very helpful to have an experienced Cambridge motorcycle accident lawyer fighting for your fair compensation after an accident.

Contact Our Cambridge Motorcycles Accident Attorneys for Help

If you are suffering injuries from a motorbike crash, a Cambridge motorcycle accident lawyer could help you recover compensation for different consequences of the accident. You may be able to receive money to cover economic costs such as medical expenses, vehicle damage, and time lost from work. You may also be entitled to compensation for non-economic harm including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and emotional distress.

If your conduct is found to have contributed to the accident, but does not constitute most of the causation, you may still be entitled to recover damages, although at a reduced amount. To learn about your options in a free consultation with our Cambridge personal injury lawyers, call (617) 925-6407 now.

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