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Motorcycles can be an exhilarating form of transportation, but they can also be highly risky. Victims of motorcycle accidents often suffer severe losses and injuries. If another party causes a motorcycle crash without actually making contact with the motorcycle, they may still be held liable for what is referred to as a no-contact motorcycle accident. If you have been injured in a no-contact motorcycle accident, it is important that you know what your next steps should be to ensure you get the fair compensation you deserve.
At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we have over 100 years of combined experience, offering award-winning representation to victims who have been harmed due to a no-contact motorcycle accident. No one should have to go through the motorcycle accident injury claims process on their own. Through our trusted representation, we have helped clients pursue fair compensation as they recover from their injuries. Request a free consultation by calling 617-391-9001 or by filling out our contact form.
When out for a drive on your motorcycle, you may be put at risk by another driver even if they do not actually hit you. If the actions of another driver cause you to have to crash in order to avoid getting into an accident with them, this is a non-contact motorcycle accident.
An example of a no-contact motorcycle accident is when a driver in a car swerves out of their lane and the motorcyclist must veer off the road to avoid being hit by the car. A no-contact motorcycle accident can also occur when the driver makes a shortstop in the road and the motorcyclist is forced to crash in order to avoid slamming into the back of the car. If you have been injured in a no-contact motorcycle accident, you may be concerned in regards to proving liability and getting compensated for your injuries. While it may be more difficult to prove negligence in this type of accident, it is not impossible with the help of an experienced no-contact motorcycle accident attorney.
After Boston motorcycle accident, you may be feeling like there’s no hope for you in terms of getting the compensation you deserve. While it may be difficult to prove fault in this type of accident, it is not impossible. In fact, there are several steps you can take to help prove that the at-fault party should be held liable for your injuries and losses following a no-contact motorcycle accident:
As soon as you can, you should call the police following a no-contact motorcycle accident. The police will file an accident report that will provide official documentation that the accident occured with important details like who was involved, the location of the accident, along with their version of what occurred.
There may be evidence you can gather after a no-contact motorcycle accident that can be highly beneficial to your claim. You should take photos and videos of the accident scene, any damage to your property, and any signs of the collision like tire marks on the road. You should also note the license plate number and make and model of the vehicle that caused the no-contact accident.
If any eye witnesses approach you after the accident, ask if they may feel comfortable providing you with a brief statement of what they saw occur.
In addition to these steps, it is vital that you contact a trusted personal injury attorney who has experience helping clients who have been injured in no-contact motorcycle accidents.
At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we have over 100 years of combined experience helping our clients who have been injured as a result of a no-contact motorcycle accident. Our trusted team of personal injury attorneys will fight for the damages you deserve. Our passionate managing partners, J. Tucker Merrigan and Peter M. Merrigan are proud to offer passionate and award-winning representation.
J. Tucker Merrigan has been a co-managing partner of Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers for more than ten years. He has been honored for his commitment to providing trusted representation to his clients for awards that include: 2018-2021 Rising Star, Super Lawyers; 2015-2021 Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, and more. Co-managing partner, Peter M. Merrigan, has been awarded for his dedication to representing clients pursuing justice for their losses and injuries: 2018 Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers; 2018 Rising Star, Super Lawyers; 2019-2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyer, and more.
To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form.