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.
Someone who is either the driver or occupant of a large truck at least has a metal frame to protect them if they are involved in an accident. The same cannot be said for someone on a motorcycle. This major factor accounts for the disparity between how severe a motorcyclist’s injuries may be after a collision when compared to those of someone in a truck.
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. Trucking companies often have access to significant financial resources that allow them to disadvantage victims who attempt to secure compensation for their medical bills and other such losses on their own.
This doesn’t mean you will not be able to secure proper compensation after being harmed in a collision with a truck. It’s instead meant to highlight the value of seeking representation from a Boston motorcycle and truck collision lawyer who has experience representing clients like yourself. Let us get to work on your case today so we can get you through this difficult experience.
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:
Motorcycle riders must consider these factors when in the vicinity of large commercial trucks. Exercising caution to limit their chances of being harmed in accidents is critical.
Unfortunately, motorcycle and truck accidents can happen in Boston even if a motorcycle rider is responsible. The fact that they are cautious does not mean they can control whether a truck driver is. Thus, if a motorcycle rider is injured in an accident with a commercial truck resulting from another party’s negligence, they can seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and related losses by filing an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Just remember that the insurance company of the negligent party may not offer an appropriate settlement at first. This is one of many reasons to enlist the help of a Boston motorcycle and truck accident law firm after being injured. You need representation from professionals with the experience and qualifications to negotiate on your behalf. Our experts can also investigate your accident thoroughly to gather evidence proving it resulted from unreasonable negligence.
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:
The consequences a victim might face both in the short-term and the long-term after sustaining these types of injuries can be quite severe. Naturally, they may struggle to pay for the medical treatment they need. Their injuries can also prevent them from returning to work. If they can’t work, they can’t earn an income. On top of this, being involved in a collision with a truck while on a motorcycle may cause a victim to endure major physical pain.
Hopefully, this won’t happen to you. If it does, you can optimize your chances of receiving the compensation to which you may be entitled by hiring the experts at our Boston motorcycle accident law firm to provide you with aggressive representation.
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.