Do we need a personal injury attorney who specializes in motorcycle accidents?

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My sister suffered a pretty bad injury after a motorcycle accident on Route 9 in Leicester.  She was riding on the back of her boyfriend’s motorcycle when a car hit them.  With it being a motorcycle accident vs. an auto accident, are the laws or personal injury case settlements any different?  Do we need a personal injury lawyer who specializes in motorcycle accidents?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

The issues surrounding the key elements of settling your sister’s accident claim are not significantly different from those in an auto accident.  The differences arise in the lack of mandatory no-fault insurance coverage for motorcycles and, consequently, her ability to bring a lawsuit for pain and suffering damages without meeting the same thresholds pertaining to auto accident claims.  The problem of proving the liability of one or both operators is the same, and the requirement of proving the nature and extent of her damages is the same.  You do not need to have a motorcycle accident specialist, but you should ask your attorney questions concerning no-fault coverage to be sure that he or she understands the differences where motorcycles are involved.

Leicester Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Reardon, Joyce & Akerson, PC represents clients in car accidents and personal injury claims throughout Worcester County and Central Mass including the communities of Shrewsbury, Marlborough, Northborough, Westborough, Leominster, Fitchburg, Clinton, Auburn, Oxford, Spencer, Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Ware, Worcester, Millbury, Grafton, Rutland, Sutton, Webster, Sterling, Lancaster, West Boylston, Leicester, Hudson, Charlton, Southbridge, Bolton, Barre, Hubbardston, Sturbridge, Brimfield, Princeton, Gardner, Milford, Uxbridge, Upton, Lunenberg, Ashburnham, Northbridge, Ashby, Harvard, Westminster, Winchendon, Dudley, and Brookfield.