Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to serious injuries than other roadway users in the event an accident occurs. This is particularly true for motorcycle versus truck collisions. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our team is here to help if you need a Boston motorcycle and truck collision attorney by your side. We know that these cases can become complicated, particularly when it comes to the motorcyclist securing the compensation they are entitled to. Let us get to work on your case today so we can get you through this.
When we examine data available from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, we can see that there were more than 1,700 total motorcycle collisions reported during the latest year across the Commonwealth. Interestingly enough, this number remained steady throughout the year 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic limiting most driving during a portion of the year. Out of the total motorcycle collisions that year, there were 58 fatal incidents reported. Additionally, there were 1,260 total injury collisions (non-fatal) reported.
The Department of Transportation does not keep track of how many of the reported motorcycle accidents involved motorcycle versus truck incidents. However, there are increased risk factors when these two vehicles are operating on the roadway near one another. This includes:
Data available from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shows that a fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When we examine the size and weight of larger trucks, it is easy to see why collisions with motorcycles are often so devastating for the motorcyclist.
When these types of collisions occur, it is very likely that any motorcyclist involved will sustain major injuries. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a motorcycle collision involving a commercial truck, reach out to the team at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. for help as soon as possible. Our Boston Truck Accident attorneys pledge to fully investigate every aspect of your case so we can help recover the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering damages, property damage expenses, and more.
Our attorneys also recognize that accidents involving large commercial trucks are going to involve more parties than a traditional vehicle accident. This includes the trucking company, insurance carriers for the truck company, and legal teams for the driver and company involved. As your Boston motorcycle accident lawyers, we will stand up to all of these parties and fight vigorously to obtain the compensation you need. When you need a Boston motorcycle and truck collision attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 617-917-3917.