Unsafe Lane Change Accidents
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our motorcycle accident attorneys can represent riders who have been injured on Cape Cod. Whether it is litigating in court against those responsible for the collision or negotiating with big insurance companies that refuse to properly pay claims, we have the resources, skill, and experience to help clients pursue the compensation that they deserve. Our firm has been working on behalf of our neighbors throughout the region since 1994, and we have 146 years of combined legal experience in personal injury cases. Our previous victories include multiple seven-digit settlements for victims of serious motorcycle accidents.Bringing a Negligence Claim against a Careless Driver
Motorcycle accidents are an unfortunate risk that comes with life on two wheels. Bikes pose a particular hazard because they can be difficult for other motorists to see – especially in bad weather – and because riders are often left with little physical protection from oncoming vehicles, debris, and unsafe road conditions. Lane change crashes, in which a car or truck collides with a motorcycle while shifting lanes, are particularly common. This is because drivers may not take the time to adequately check for motorcycles before making their moves.
All motorists are expected to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner under Massachusetts law. This duty requires them to maintain safe speeds, use turn signals, and refrain from dangerous behaviors like drinking and driving or texting behind the wheel. It also means changing lanes responsibly by checking for traffic and moving cautiously from one lane to another. A person who fails to live up to this standard and causes an accident as a result is likely to be deemed negligent and responsible for any injuries related to the crash. A business may also bear some responsibility for a worker who gets into a crash while in the scope of the employment relationship.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may have the right to seek legal remedies from those responsible for the crash. This typically means suing liable drivers and others for negligence, and it may also include seeking compensation from their insurance companies, their employers, and other parties. Even if you were partially to blame for the accident, you may still be able to recover some damages under the state’s comparative negligence rule. Forms of compensation available in these cases typically include money for medical bills, property damage, missed wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.Consult a Cape Cod Attorney for Your Motor Vehicle Collision Claim
Our lawyers have dedicated their careers to handling negligence and other personal injury matters. Founding partner John C. Manoog’s previous experience as an insurance defense attorney gives the firm valuable insights into how these companies seek to limit their liability. Our offices are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth, where our motor vehicle collision lawyers provide free consultations to Cape Cod residents and other accident victims. We are also happy to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.