Providence Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Riding a motorcycle is an inexpensive way to get around; but more than that, it’s fun. The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, the feeling that you are closer to nature than you could ever be in a car—it’s heady stuff! But there is, of course, a downside. A motorcycle offers no protection in a crash, no metal shell between you and the road or another vehicle than you have in a car. So when a crash occurs, the chances of your being seriously injured are way higher than if you were in a car. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that someone riding a motorcycle is 35 times more likely to die in an accident than a person riding in a car.
And although there is a perception that bikers are risk-takers and prone to unsafe driving behaviors, the reality is that many crashes are not caused by the person on the motorcycle, but by the driver of the other vehicle. As a biker, if a car or truck fails to see you coming from the opposite direction and does not give you your right of way, turns into your path and causes a crash, not only are you more likely to die, if you do survive, your injuries are likely to be extremely severe and life-changing. Your ability to continue to maintain a reasonable standard of living, care for yourself and your family, and get the medical care and other assistance you need may depend in large part on the amount of compensation you are able to recover from the person who caused the accident.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Serious injuries that often result from motorcycle accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Open and closed head injuries with brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries, often resulting in complete or partial paralysis
- Fractured bones
- Damaged ligaments and tendons
- Facial injuries
- Road burn
- Internal organ injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Herniated discs
- Sprains and strains of the neck and back
When these injuries are the result of another person’s negligent, careless, or reckless driving, you are entitled to make a claim against the at-fault party for compensation for your economic and non-economic or quality of life damages. But these cases can be tricky.
Insurance Company Bias Resulting in Denial of Motorcycle Injury Claims
Unfortunately, injured cyclists frequently encounter a bias when dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Insurance adjusters often routinely assign the fault for an accident to the biker. But the NHTSA has determined that more than half of all fatal motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle, and of those, 42 percent crashes involve a car or truck turning left while a motorcycle is going straight, passing, or overtaking it. In other words, in many motorcycle accidents, the other driver—not the cyclist –is to blame. But it often takes a skilled and very experienced personal injury attorney to prove the other party liable, since insurance companies deny motorcycle accident claims routinely.
Help for Injured Bikers
To make matters worse, some attorneys are unwilling to accept motorcycle accident cases because of the mistaken perception that motorcyclists are reckless drivers, and also because they can be difficult, complex, and labor-intensive, often requiring an investigative team of accident reconstruction experts to assist in proving liability.
At the Resmini Law Firm in Providence, Rhode Island, we don’t buy into erroneous stereotypes, and we are not afraid of hard work. We have won millions of dollars for motorcycle accident victims and their families. We have accident reconstructionists and traffic safety experts on call who will examine the accident scent and gather the evidence needed to prove your case and get you the recovery that you need to go on living after sustaining serious injuries in a highway accident that was not your fault. We understand that many accidents are not the biker’s fault. Accidents can happen to the safest and most careful motorcycle riders. We are committed to justice for anyone who has been injured by another’s wrongful behavior, regardless of the type of accident that caused the injuries.
We are a top rated, client-centered law firm, dedicated to helping you move on with your life in the wake of a serious accident. We take pride in providing personalized, focused attention to every case we accept and every client we represent, keeping your individual goals and needs in mind at every stage of the legal process.
Free Consultation and No Out of Pocket Costs to You
At the Resmini law firm, we accept accident cases on a contingency basis. The initial consultation is always free, and you will never owe us anything—neither legal fees nor costs involved with building and proving your case—unless we are successful in winning a monetary recovery for you.
But remember, legal time limits restrict the amount of time you have to make your claim, so don’t delay. Pick up the phone and call Resmini Law at (401) 751-8855 today.