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 From Our Clients About Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits:
How Much Can My Motorcycle Accident Case Worth And What Can I Recover For?
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 On.
How Much Does Your Firm Charge For A Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit?
We charge the industry standard, which is 1/3 of your settlement. Like most personal injury attorneys, we only charge you we obtain a settlement for you. Remember…”a good lawyer does not cost you more, they get you more”.
What Insurance Coverage Is Offered In RI?
In RI, the minimum amount of coverage a vehicle must have is $25,000/$50,000. As such, 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.
How Come Motorcycle Accident Cases Are Often Times More Difficult Than Car Accidents?
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident it could be difficult to prove you were not at least partially at fault. Often time, the insurance company adjuster will attempt to prove their insured is not entirely at fault because they did not see the motorcycle. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can walk you through the very involved process of trying to get the best settlement you deserve for your injuries. Read More.
Are There Death Benefits Associated With Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits?
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.
What Can I Do To Help 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. As time passes, physical evidence can be destroyed or disappear, 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. We will focus on your case while you can focus on your recovery.
Does A Defect On My Motorcycle Change Things?
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 and Turning Signal Defects
What Should I Look For In A Good Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
- First off, if you have been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident, it is important to look for a lawyer who is both licensed in your state and focuses 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 Call Us Today?
The answer is quite 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 cannot express how important experience is when it comes to these matters. 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 excited about our representation and obtain the best possible settlement you are entitled to.