Getting into a motorcycle accident can be frightening and overwhelming. You may have serious injuries that will cost thousands of dollars in medical care and lost wages. The crash might have totaled your motorcycle. The at-fault driver could be refuting liability. Hiring a lawyer can help you solve these problems while protecting your rights as an injured crash victim. The Medford motorcycle accident lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP represent motorcyclists involved in traffic accidents during insurance claims and injury lawsuits. Contact us today to schedule a free legal consultation.
Many minor motorcycle accident claims are straightforward. You will file a claim with your insurance company and receive benefits. Others, however, are more complex and difficult to resolve as a client. You may need to hire a lawyer for assistance if you have serious or debilitating injuries, expensive medical bills, a liability dispute, or if an insurance company is refusing to offer fair compensation. A lawyer could help you by collecting evidence of fault, taking over conversations with insurance companies, negotiating for a fair settlement and/or taking your claim to court in Middlesex County. Your lawyer can handle all the legwork of your motorcycle accident claim while you concentrate on healing.
Many motorcyclists do not realize their actions immediately following a crash can have a major impact on the future of their injury claims. It is critical to take the correct steps if you wish to recover fair and full compensation for your damages.
Collect as much information and evidence related to your motorcycle accident as you can. Then, call Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP for a free consultation about what to do next. Our lawyers can help you retrieve copies of police reports, accident reports and medical records to begin your claim.
Motorcyclists often have the power to prevent collisions while riding in Medford. First, ensure the roadworthiness of your vehicle. Make sure you have all the required equipment, including a motorcycle license, headlight, taillight, working brakes, rearview mirrors, a muffler, a secure seat and a helmet. Wear high-visibility or reflective gear to help drivers see you.
Obey all state motorcycle laws. Ride on the correct side of the road and do not lane-split. Yield the right-of-way when necessary and obey traffic signs. Look out for negligent or reckless drivers. Keep a safe distance from drivers who appear to be aggressive, speeding, distracted, drowsy or drunk. Practice defensive driving techniques and always be aware of your surroundings. Never operate a motorcycle after imbibing in any drugs (including prescription drugs) or alcohol.
If you do get into a motorcycle accident in Medford, learn your legal rights with help from a personal injury attorney. Bringing a claim or cause of action with help from a motorcycle accident lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP could result in reimbursement for your lost wages, motorcycle repairs, medical bills, pain and suffering, legal costs, and other damages. Discuss what your case might be worth today. Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys online or by calling (617) 391-9001 24/7.