Intersection Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Boston
Drivers don’t always show motorcyclists the respect they deserve, and this can lead to serious and fatal accidents, especially at dangerous intersections and stoplights.
Drivers who proceed through intersections without paying attention to vehicles around them or failing to yield the right of way to motorcycles place motorcyclists at risk.
In most motorcycle accident cases, the motorcycle driver isn’t to blame.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman are proud to advocate for the Massachusetts motorcycle community. We will fight for your right to drive safely on our roadways and help you recover money for your injuries and damage to your motorcycle.
We have successfully handled motorcycle accident claims for many motorcyclists throughout Massachusetts, and we can do the same for you.
Our law office handles cases on a contingency fee basis. That means there is no charge to you until we win your case.
We understand the seriousness of motorcycle accidents and will work to get you the recovery you deserve and hold all responsible parties accountable. Motorcycle accidents often result in serious and life-altering injuries. They significantly disrupt your life. Hiring an attorney with the experience and understanding of what you are going through will help put someone on your side. Our attorneys can make sure you receive all compensation to which you’re entitled.
These cases can be time-sensitive, so it’s best to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Our skilled and aggressive motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to investigate your intersection and stoplight motorcycle accident and start building a case against all negligent parties.Intersections Are Especially Dangerous for Motorcyclists
Intersections are particularly hazardous places for motorcycle riders.
Four-way intersections with traffic lights often contain multiple lanes that intersect in multiple directions. Drivers can become confused or impatient and blow through a red light or make a left-hand turn when a motorcyclist has the right of way.
Accidents at three-way intersections with traffic lights can occur when drivers turn left or right without paying attention to oncoming traffic.
Yellow lights pose additional problems for drivers as more than one driver might think they have the right of way. In Massachusetts, drivers must stop at yellow lights unless they’re so close to the intersection when the light turns to yellow that they believe it would be unsafe to stop.
What is meant by right of way? Right of way comes into play when multiple parties meet in the same location and at the same time, like at an intersection. The party that has the right of way, or the right to proceed, is expected to use reasonable care for themselves and other parties on the road. In general, a driver who fails to comply with right-of-way laws is considered to be at fault.
You can read about Massachusetts’s law regarding right-of-way at intersections and turning on red signals at the state’s website,mass.gov.The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman Can Help with Intersection and Stoplight Motorcycle Accidents
Intersection accidents are usually caused by drivers who aren’t paying attention to other vehicles on the road or making poor driving decisions such as speeding to clear a light before it turns red.
Our law firm handles all types of intersection and stoplight motorcycle accidents, including:
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to stop
- Sudden turns
- Broadside or T-bone accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs
- Truck accidents
- Malfunctioning traffic lights
- Wrongful death
Our office can assist you with your motorcycle injury claim, regardless of whether you ride a Harley-Davidson, a Yamaha, or any other brand of motorcycle. We have experience with standard motorcycles, cruisers, touring motorcycles, choppers, trikes, and numerous other types of motorcycles. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have the experience and resources to help you recover for your injuries and damages.
We will conduct a thorough investigation of your intersection and stoplight motorcycle accident and work to identify all potentially liable parties. Our law firm works with the top accident reconstructionists, engineers, and other experts in the nation. These experts can provide evidence explaining how your accident happened and who’s to blame. Experts can also weigh in on the severity of your injuries and how much your case is worth.
Intersection and stoplight accidents often involve drivers who are speeding to beat a red light or who fail to stop in time and rear-end the vehicle in front of them. Inattentive drivers often fail to see motorcycles because of their smaller size, leading to intersection and stoplight accidents.
Trucks take longer to brake and can have mechanical problems that prevent them from stopping quickly and safely. Large trucks making right-hand turns tend to cut off or hit motorcyclists. Trucks frequently are involved in intersection and stoplight accidents.
A pedestrian who attempts to cross an intersection against a light could cause an accident if other vehicles slam on the brakes or veer from lanes of traffic to avoid a collision.
IA malfunctioning traffic light may also cause your accident. A traffic light might not work properly because of high winds or power surges caused by storms, as a result of wear and tear, or due to other maintenance issues.
A government entity can be held liable for a malfunctioning traffic light. These cases are difficult to prove and have shorter filing deadlines than standard personal injury cases. A lawyer can help you proceed with a claim against a local or state government and make sure that you meet all applicable deadlines.
Regardless of the cause of your accident and who’s to blame, our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers will work to recover maximum compensation for your injuries and damage to your motorcycle.Help You Recover for Intersection and Stoplight Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries that require long-term physical therapy and leave a motorcyclist with impairments that can last a lifetime. Motorcyclists who are in accidents often suffer head injuries, facial injuries, internal injuries, and injuries to their lower extremities.
Motorcycle riders involved in crashes are often tossed from their bikes, increasing the likelihood of head injuries and trauma. In Massachusetts, motorcyclists are required to wear safety helmets, which protect against head injuries but don’t prevent them.
You read more about motorcyclist safety on the state’s website at mass.gov.
Motorcyclists have almost no protection shielding them from the force of an oncoming car or truck, increasing their risk of sustaining internal injuries and broken or crushed bones at the point of impact. The road to recovery can be long, painful, and filled with multiple surgeries, doctors’ appointments, and grueling therapy sessions.
In the worst intersection and stoplight motorcycle accidents, the injuries can be fatal.
According to data from the Insurance Information Institute, motorcyclists were 27 times more likely than people riding in passenger cars to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled in 2017.
Broad-side accidents, also known as T-bone or side-impact crashes, are the deadliest of all motorcycle accidents. According to a MarketWatch report, these motorcycle accidents comprise 25% of all vehicle accident deaths each year.
In intersection and stoplight accidents, the severity of a motorcyclist’s injuries depends on various factors such as the accident vehicle’s size and speed and whether the driver was attempting to brake before the accident happened.
Some common injuries that motorcycle accident victims sustain include:
- Broken and shattered bones
- Internal injuries
- Spine injuries, including paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury
- Permanent scarring
- Road rash
The motorcycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman will work to recover compensation for your medical expenses, physical therapy, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In fatal crash cases, we will obtain wrongful death damages and damages for loss of services and loss of financial contribution.
We will navigate and negotiate insurance claims with the insurance companies of all liable motorists and will bring a claim under yours if there is inadequate coverage. Insurance companies are known for caring more about their financial health than policyholders’ health and well-being. It’s not unusual for an insurer to contest liability, argue that an accident victim’s injuries aren’t as severe as claimed, and to make “low-ball” settlement offers.
Our attorneys aren’t afraid to take on the big bad insurance companies. We’ll work hard to ensure that your settlement is fair and properly compensates you for the full scope of your injuries and damages. Accident victims who have legal representation tend to benefit by receiving larger insurance settlements than those who wrangle with insurance companies on their own.
To learn more about how our motorcycle accident attorneys can help you with your intersection and stoplight motorcycle accident case, contact The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC today at (617) 367-2900 or using our online form.