MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS FAQ
1. Can I recover money for injuries I sustained in a motorcycle accident if it was not my fault?
Yes, operators of motorcycles in Massachusetts are covered under Massachusetts motorcycle law which makes negligent drivers responsible and liable for their negligent actions.
2. Who can I recover compensation from if I was injured in a motorcycle accident?
An injured motorcycle driver in Massachusetts can recover money from the responsible party and their insurance company.
3. What types of damages can I recover if I was injured in a motorcycle accident?
Damages include, but are not limited to payment for pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and economic loss.
4. Who will pay for my medical bills, if I was injured?
Massachusetts motorcycle riders are not entitled to no fault, Personal Injury Protection benefits (PIP) like victims in car, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents which pay injured party up to $8,000 in medical and lost wage expenses. Your medical bills will be paid for by your private health insurance.
5. How long do I have to bring a claim or file a lawsuit against the responsible party if I was injured in a motorcycle accident?
Generally, there is a three-year statute of limitations to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties, with limited exceptions. Which means, if you do not file a complaint in court against the proper party(ies), you will never be able to recover monies from them or their insurance company for your injuries. However, if the action is against the Commonwealth or a city and town, there are strict time-sensitive notice requirements that that must be made long before the three-year statute of limitations. There are also many different notice and time requirements that may apply depending on the type of claim or the responsible party.
That is why it is critical to contact us immediately after a motorcycle accident. Also, most of the time, we can resolve the claim with the responsible party(ies) insurance company long before the statute of limitations expires or the need to even file a lawsuit.
Let us show you what our knowledge, experience, and skills can do for you or your loved one. Your motorcycle accident case will always be our top priority. Call or contact us today!