More than 6.5 million riders register motorcycles annually, a number that continues to grow each year. Yet while there is nothing quite like being out on the open road on two wheels and with the wind in your hair, it is important to understand that motorcycle riding comes with serious risks and the potential for severe injury.
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our Provincetown motorcycle accident attorneys have more than 146 years of combined legal experience representing clients throughout the state in a wide range of personal injury matters, including those stemming from motorcycle crashes. We are dedicated to helping clients recover after an accident, and have the resources, skill, and trial experience to help you earn the compensation you deserve following a motorcycle injury.Motorcycle Accident Facts & Statistics
Close to 100,000 riders are injured in highway motorcycle accidents each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road than those in passenger cars. Meanwhile, statistics show that the percentage of intoxicated motorcycle riders in fatal crashes is greater than the percentage of drunk car and truck drivers.
Awareness, training, and the regular use of a sturdy helmet are important to keeping riders safe on the road. Nevertheless, as the statistics above indicate, accidents do happen, and even the safest motorcycle riders can be injured in a crash. Among the various factors that can cause an accident are bad weather, difficult road conditions, and fellow motorists who either don't look or don't see bikes on the road. Defective motorcycle products - fuel system leaks, bad tires, etc. - can also increase the risk of an accident as well as increase the resulting injury and damage.Motorcycle Accident Negligence Claims
A person who is injured in a motorcycle accident due to another's fault is entitled to compensation for injuries, medical bills, missed work, and pain and suffering, among other damages. In order to obtain a recovery, the injured person must generally show that his or her injuries were sustained in the accident, and that the accident occurred as a result of another person's negligence, or failure to exercise reasonable care.
Representing clients throughout the state since 1994, at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III we are intimately familiar with the specific legal issues that often come up in motorcycle accident cases. We draw on this experience and the expertise of crash reconstruction professionals to build the strongest possible cases for our clients. We are skilled litigators prepared to aggressively pursue claims in court, while also using our substantial negotiation skills to seek recovery through settlement.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the Massachusetts personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III. We are available to discuss your case in a free initial consultation and offer flexible evening, weekend and offsite hours. We are proud to serve communities across the state, including Mashpee, Orleans, and Wareham. Call us at (888) 262-6664 or contact us online. Nós Falamos Português.