Every year, thousands of motorcyclists get into serious accidents. Distracted, negligent and dangerous drivers often cause these collisions. In 2018 alone, 59 motorcyclists in Massachusetts lost their lives in traffic collisions. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we are passionate about improving the safety of motorcycling in our community. We stand by Springfield’s motorcyclists during personal injury claims against drivers, product manufacturers and other negligent parties. Find out if you have grounds for a claim today. Call (617) 391-9001 for a free legal consultation.
Seek a lawyer’s help as soon as possible after a bad motorcycle accident. Taking on an insurance company alone may not end in the compensation you deserve for your damages. Insurers often try their hardest to settle claims for as little as possible. Hiring a lawyer enables you to combat an agent’s tactics and argue for maximum financial recovery. Your lawyer can take care of confusing paperwork and difficult legal processes for you during your fight for compensation while you focus on physical recovery.
At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we know almost all motorcycle accidents are preventable. They most commonly occur when one or more parties are negligent or reckless. Human error could lead to a catastrophic motorcycle wreck and life-changing injuries for the victim. It is our goal to bring at-fault parties to justice on behalf of our injured clients through the use of aggressive legal strategies.
Our personal injury lawyers can investigate your motorcycle accident for signs of fault and causation. Once we identify the defendant, we can help you file your civil claim before the state’s deadline. The statute of limitations in Massachusetts is a maximum of three years from the date of the accident. Act quickly to make sure you do not miss your time limit. Contact us as soon as you can after a harmful motorcycle crash in Springfield.
Depending on what caused your motorcycle accident, you could have grounds to bring a claim against a driver, part manufacturer, property owner, government agent and/or other parties. You may only bring a third-party claim in Massachusetts, however, if you have serious enough injuries. Otherwise, Massachusetts is a no-fault state, meaning you will only be able to pursue compensation from your own insurance provider, regardless of fault.
If you meet the tort threshold, you can hold the at-fault party accountable for your losses instead of filing a first-party claim. Both types of claims, however, could benefit from hiring an attorney. Your attorney can make sure no insurance provider takes advantage of you during the claims process.
You do not have to figure out liability, burdens of proof, evidence collection, settlement negotiation or any other legal action on your own. The lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can help you work through a motorcycle accident claim in Springfield with no costs upfront. To speak directly to an attorney near you today, call (617) 391-9001. You may also send us a virtual message and we will get back to you promptly.