If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident in Cranston, RI, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, scarring (if applicable), lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our experienced Cranston 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.

What To Do If You Are Injured In A Motorcycle Accident in Cranston RI

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, the most important thing to do is contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Hiring a skilled, experienced motorcycle lawyer can make a big difference when it comes to settling your case with the insurance companies. When handling a motorcycle accident, insurance companies will often try to take advantage of injured motorcyclists and offer inadequate compensation. Hiring a lawyer will take the guesswork out of settlement negotiations and a lawyer will be able to settle on your behalf for the maximum amount possible.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

There are many different causes of motorcycle accidents and some are very avoidable. Some common causes include:

  • Drunk drivers
  • Dangerous roads
  • Distracted drivers

Sometimes motorcycle accidents are caused by a combination of these above causes and both vehicle operators are at fault. If you were partially at fault in your motorcycle accident, don’t worry. You will not be barred from recovering compensation, though the recovery may be slightly reduced. 

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Severe injuries and, sometimes, fatalities are extremely common when it comes to motorcycle accidents—even more common than in car accidents. Because motorcycles offer significantly less protection than a car does in an accident, motorcyclists are more susceptible to severe injury. Some of these injuries include:

  • Head injuries like concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Road rash
  • Neck and back injuries, sometimes permanent in nature
  • Facial injuries
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring and disfigurement

It is possible that some of these injuries may be permanent. Some people suffer such significant injuries that they are unable to walk or work the same job that they worked before the accident. A motorcycle lawyer can help ensure you receive an adequate settlement to compensate you for your injuries. 

What is My Cranston Motorcycle Case Worth?

There are many factors that are involved in determining how much your motorcycle case is worth. Our skilled lawyers can evaluate your individual case and help determine what compensation you may be eligible for. Types of losses that you may be recouped for include:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost income
  • Mental anguish
  • Scaring and disfigurement
  • Property damage

Our lawyers have over three decades of experience handling motorcycle accident cases in Cranston, RI. Some clients have even been compensated as high as $450,000 after being struck by a driver and fracturing his shoulder and bruising his rib. Read more here.

What Insurance Coverage is Required in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island requires all drivers to have a minimum of $25,000 in bodily injury liability insurance. This means that if you are involved in a motorcycle accident in which another vehicle struck you, you are entitled to a minimum of $25,000 in liability coverage from the other driver’s insurance company.

Often times there is more compensation available besides the state mandated minimum. Our lawyers are skilled at finding the maximum amount of coverage to compensate you for your injuries. Many motorcyclists also have underinsured/uninsured coverage in their policy as well. This means that if you were injured by a driver who is underinsured or not insured at all, your own insurance will compensate you. Read more about underinsurance coverage here.

Do I Need an Attorney to File a Lawsuit or Settle My Case?

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you will need to hire a Cranston motorcycle accident lawyer to file a lawsuit. Your lawyer will help you to file a complaint with the court that explains what happened and what compensation you are entitled to. Without the help of a lawyer, the court system can be extremely difficult to navigate and it may end in the judge dismissing your case.

The good news is that most motorcycle accident cases do not require filing a lawsuit and can be settled instead. Hiring a lawyer to negotiate a settlement is also a good idea. Insurance companies make it difficult for injured parties to go through the process of obtaining a settlement. A motorcycle lawyer will handle all the complex issues and communication with the insurance companies so that you can relax and focus on healing from your injuries. Click here to learn more about the motorcycle accident settlement process.  

What is the Legal Fee?

Our lawyers charge 1/3 of your settlement which is standard for the industry. The firm will pay all upfront costs associated with your case and only charge you if we obtain a settlement on your behalf.

Why Call Us Today?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Cranston, you should call our office because we handle only personal injury and disability cases. Our Cranston motorcycle accident lawyers have settled thousands of personal injury for over the past three decades. Experience is crucial when it comes to injury matters. That’s why our lawyers are the best people to handle your case. All of our lawyers have at least 20 years of experience handling injury cases like motorcycle accidents and can get you the best settlement possible. Our commitment to getting you the most money we can for your injuries in unmatched. We want you to be excited about our representation and obtain the best possible settlement you are entitled to. Call us toll-free 24/7 or contact us online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.