If you are injured in a motorcycle accident in RI, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, scarring (if applicable), lost income, pain and suffering among other losses. Our experienced RI motorcycle accident lawyers charge no fee until you receive a settlement or award. Call us toll-free 24/7 or contact us online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
Frequently Asked Questions When Injured In A
Rhode Island Motorcycle Accident:
What is My Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?
If the other driver was at least partially at fault you can collect for:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Income (If Any)
- Loss of Future Earnings
- Pain And Suffering
- Property Damage To Your Motorcycle
- Scarring (If Applicable)
- Mental Anguish
- Wrongful Death
- Among Other Losses
The pain and suffering aspect of the case is the most difficult as insurance companies try to downplay this part of the case. Typically, a person who has a broken bone or surgery will get more money than someone who has a neck sprain. Also, the time that your doctor indicates that you have had pain is important as the longer you are in pain, the more money the insurance company will give you. Read More.
What is the Legal Fee?
Like most personal injury attorneys, we charge a 1/3 of your settlement case, only if you do get a settlement. Remember…”a good lawyer does not cost you more, they get you more”.
How Much Insurance Coverage is Available in RI?
The minimum amount of coverage a vehicle must have in Rhode Island is $25,000/$50,000. This means that a person injured in a motorcycle accident will have at least $25,000 in liability insurance available to them from the negligent driver’s insurance company. Also, your motorcycle may have underinsurance coverage available as well and the minimum amount of coverage is also $25,000/$50,000. Often there is more coverage than the minimum amounts and our lawyers here can easily find out this for you.
Why Can Motorcycle Cases be More Difficult?
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident it could be difficult to prove you were not at least partially at fault. The insurance company adjuster will do all they can to try to show that their insured was not at fault for the accident. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can walk you through the very involved process of trying to get the settlement you deserve for your injuries. Read More.
What Death Benefits Are Available?
In cases where motorcycle accidents are fatal, the deceased rider’s survivors may have a valid wrongful death claim if the other driver was at fault. Wrongful death claims may entitle surviving family members to various types of compensation, such as: lost income, medical expenses, burial expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish and the loss of relationship with the spouse, children, or parents left behind following the rider’s death. An experienced RI motorcycle accident lawyer will be able to advise you of everything you may be entitled to.
To determine the value of future lost income, experts are typically called to calculate the deceased’s would-have-been earning capacity for the rest of their life. Survivors may also be entitled to collect hospital expenses accrued from the time of injury up until the deceased’s passing, damages associated with the deceased’s pain and suffering prior to death, and with loss of consortium, money to cover the emotional costs of losing your loved one.
How Do I Work With My RI Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
The first, and perhaps most important, key to working with your motorcycle accident lawyer is to act as soon as possible. Like much else, as time passes, physical evidence is destroyed or disappears, and witnesses’ memories become distorted and fade.
We will review your medical records with you to make sure your doctors have ordered the appropriate tests, such as an MRI, etc., and that they properly document the severity of all of your injuries.
We will tell you exactly what information to provide so there is no guessing. We also take care of all of the paperwork and deal with your doctors and the insurance company for you. You focus on healing and we will focus on your case.
What if My Motorcycle Had Defects?
If there was a defective part, the injured rider should speak to an experienced RI motorcycle accident lawyer about whether the manufacturer of the bike, the manufacturer of a defective part, or even the garage where the vehicle most recently received service or maintenance, was the cause of the accident.
Some examples of motorcycle defects or motorcycle part defects may include:
- Handlebar Defects
- Tire Defects
- Fuel Line Defects
- Wiring Defects
- Brake Defects
- Headlight, Taillight,
or Turning Signal Defects
- Among Others
How Do I Choose a Good Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
- First of all, if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to look for a lawyer, who is both licensed in your state and has a legal practice focused on personal injury law.
- For example, our personal injury lawyers are licensed in BOTH Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
- For example, our motorcycle accident lawyers are very knowledgeable in representing motorcyclists hurt in accidents. We can help you.
- For example, we offer a free (no obligation) evaluation. We will answer any questions that you have and examine your individual circumstances to decide whether you have a case.
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Why Hire Us?
The answer is simple. We only handle personal injury and disability cases and have settled thousands of personal injury cases over the past 28 years. All of our lawyers here have at least 16 years of experience in handling motorcycle accident cases in both RI and MA. We are committed to getting you the most money we can for your injuries and answering all your questions every step of the way. Customer service is a top priority here as we want you to be ecstatic about our representation of you.