If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, you may be entitled to recover compensation for accrued medical bills, mental anguish, lost income, and scarring if applicable, among other losses. Our knowledgeable 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.
How Much Is A RI Motorcycle Case Worth?
If the other vehicle operator was at least responsible in part, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Medical Bills (Both Past and Future)
- Lost Income, If Any
- Mental Anguish
- Physical Disfigurement
- Vehicle Damage
- Other Losses
Insurance companies do their best to downplay mental anguish and as such it is the most difficult to prove in motorcycle accident cases. Our lawyers do our best to ensure you are compensated for every injury, whether it is a physical, mental, or financial injury. Typically injuries are compensated at higher rates depending on the severity. Someone who has suffered extreme injury that requires surgery or a long recovery time is usually awarded more money than less severe injuries. Click Here to learn more.
Due to the nature of motorcycle accidents, physical injuries can often be severe because a motorcycle rider has less protection than a person in a car. Injuries often seen in motorcycle accidents include:
- Road Rash
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
The most common cause for motorcycle accidents is collisions with other cars or motorcycles. Sometimes another driver simply doesn’t see a motorcycle, and sometimes drivers are distracted or intoxicated.
Motorcycle accidents are also sometimes caused by defects in the motorcycle or defects in the road. Some common road defects include:
- Missing road signs
- Construction debris
- Inadequately marked crosswalks and intersections
How Much Will You Have To Pay A Motorcycle Lawyer?
Our lawyers charge no fees unless we obtain a settlement or award for you. If a settlement or award is obtained, our lawyers charge the standard rate of 1/3 of your settlement.
What Insurance Coverage is Required in Rhode Island?
In Rhode Island, drivers are required to carry the minimum amount of coverage as mandated by state law. The minimum amount a vehicle must have is $25,000/$50,000 meaning a person who is injured in a motorcycle accident will have at least $25,000 in liability insurance available through the negligent driver’s insurance company. Often there is more money available than the state mandated minimum. Many drivers actually have underinsurance coverage built into their policy with the same minimum of $25,000/$50,000. Our motorcycle accident lawyers will be able to find the maximum amount of compensation for you from the negligent driver’s insurance company.
Actual recovery in a motorcycle accident settlement depends on other factors as well. Even if the motorcycle rider is partially at fault for any portion of the accident, they may still be able to recover.
Why Are Motorcycle Cases Hard To Prove?
Sometimes it is difficult to prove that an injured motorcyclist was not at least partially at fault because insurance companies for the other driver will often argue that a car was not able to see the motorcycle on the road. This is why it is so important to have a lawyer who is experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases. Our lawyers can help walk you through each and every step of the process and establish responsibility on the part of the other driver in order to get you the maximum settlement possible.
Can I Receive Wrongful Death Benefits If A Loved One Was Killed In A Motorcycle Accident?
In certain cases, the survivors of a deceased motorcyclist may have a wrongful death claim against an at-fault driver if a motorcycle accident was fatal. Wrongful death claimants may receive compensation similar to an injured motorcyclist for loss of income, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. A wrongful death claim will also entitle them to burial expenses and loss of relationship with the spouse, parent, or child who was the victim of the accident.
It is important to consult an attorney when filing a wrongful death claim because the process is long and involved. Experts are typically required to determine the deceased’s earning capacity for the rest of their expected lives. In addition, survivors are able to collect hospital expenses that accumulated from the time of injury up until death, mental anguish and pain and suffering that the deceased suffered after the injury, and loss of relationship.
What Do I Need To Help My Case?
The first and most vital thing you can do to help your motorcycle accident case is to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after your injury. With each day that passes after an accident, it becomes more and more difficult to gather evidence and witness’s memories can fade.
After you do the first step of getting a lawyer, that lawyer will handle all the big things necessary to move forward with your case. While you focus on healing from your injuries, we will handle the paperwork and communications with the insurance companies. We will tell you exactly what information and documents we need you to provide so there is no guesswork on your end. We will also take a look at each medical record in order to ensure that the insurance companies understand how severe your injuries are.
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Why Call Us Today?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident you should call our office because we handle only personal injury and disability cases. Our 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.