MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS CHERNICK & CHERNICK IN SPRINGFIELD, MA
The impact of any auto collision can be far reaching, particularly when motorcycles are involved. These accidents frequently involve different circumstances and outcomes than car accidents, which is why victims need legal representation. At Chernick & Chernick we can help you through this difficult time.
What To Do After Motorcycle Accidents
If you have been in a collision the first thing you should do is contact emergency services and obtain appropriate medical treatment. While exchanging contact information and reporting the collision to the police is necessary, you don’t have to give a statement immediately. Use your cell phone to take pictures or videos of the scene.
Although contacting your insurance provider is important, hiring an attorney beforehand simplifies negotiations. The insurance company representative wants to settle quickly and cheaply.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Unfortunately a contributing cause to most collisions involving motorcycles is negligent driving. Those navigating larger vehicles often fail to notice motorcycles on the road, even if the motorcyclist has taken appropriate safety precautions. Distracted driving, including eating, texting and talking on the phone all contribute to the accident statistics each year. Other possibilities:
- Unsafe road conditions (debris in the road, blown tires, oil in the road)
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Aggressive driving
- Equipment malfunctions
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Unlike cars and trucks, motorcycles do not provide full-body protection for drivers and passengers. Virtually anyone involved in motorcycle accidents suffer injuries based on the severity of the crash. At one end of the spectrum is minor burns or road rash while wrongful death is at the other.
Though protective gear reduces exposure to the road during a slide, many accident victims still suffer skin burns and tears from the streets. Broken/fractured arms or legs, often never function at full capacity again and are sometimes amputated.
Spinal cord, brain/head injuries including concussions and are often the hardest for victims and their families to experience. Therapy requires money and time, and can provide hope for those who have suffered these severe consequences.
What Compensation Is Due?
We review every case before accepting it to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients. Along with our team of professional consultants, we will help you get the best medical treatment for conditions related to the accident. Pain and suffering and compensation for your lost vehicle, wages and permanent injuries are also included in our negotiations.
Contact Us Today
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