Most bikers understand the inherent risks that they face when traveling on their motorcycles. These risks often stem from the inherent design, in contrast to other vehicles, and not towards their propensity for reckless or negligent driving. Most motorcyclists appreciate the risk they are taking and strive to operate their bikes safely. However, Massachusetts bikers often face biases and prejudices when they are involved in an accident. While bias and prejudice are unfortunate yet common factors in life, these biases often drastically impact an accident victim’s medical and financial recovery.
Motorcycle bias can impact every stage of a Massachusetts motorcycle crash lawsuit. These bikers are immediately at a disadvantage simply because of the preconceived notion that bikers are fundamentally reckless. While there are some instances where bikers engage in unsafe behavior, accidents often result because of another driver’s failure, a defective motorcycle part, or an unsafe roadway. However, the cases that show apparent negligence often make the headlines.
For example, a recent Massachusetts news source described a fatal motorcycle crash. The case is still under investigation; however, the manner of reporting and word usage imputes liability on the motorcyclist. The report explains that the motorcyclist was traveling in the passing lane and passing traffic while a tractor-trailer was making “a legal right turn.” The motorcycle was unable to stop and slammed into the tractor-trailer. Sadly, the motorcycle operator suffered fatal injuries from the incident. While all of those events might be accurate, the wording and depiction of an accident that is still under investigation is just one example of the biases many bikers face.
Bikers who suffer injuries in an accident often have to overcome police, jury, and witness bias. The challenges with overcoming this task can be significantly mitigated with the assistance of an experienced attorney. An attorney can parse through each of the facts that may elicit negative and unfair biases and present a compelling case for recovery. In addition to fact-based arguments, a skilled attorney can use various procedural and statutory methods to protect and represent their clients.
Motorcyclists often suffer serious injuries and fatalities when they are involved in an accident. Common motorcycle injuries involve broken bones, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, and internal bleeding. As such, it is critical that injury victims obtain the compensation they deserve after an accident.
Have You Suffered Damages After a Massachusetts Accident?
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a Massachusetts motorcycle accident, contact The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C. Attorney Feinstein has over 25 years of experience successfully representing Massachusetts injury victims in their claims for damages. The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein & Affiliates provides clients with respect, compassion, and zealous advocacy throughout every stage of their claims. Our office handles claims stemming from Massachusetts car accidents, truck accidents, products liability, nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice. Attorney Feinstein has secured significant amounts of compensation on behalf of his clients. To schedule a free consultation with a Massachusetts injury attorney, give us a call at 1-800-262-9200.