Our motorcycle accident lawyer in Boston understands the law in Massachusetts, as in other jurisdictions, unfortunately reflects a legislative distaste toward motorcyclists who are injured in motor vehicle accidents. This is most powerfully seen in the denial of reimbursement of medical expenses and lost wages to motorcyclists who are injured in motor vehicle accidents. A motorcycle driver in Massachusetts who is injured in a collision with another motorcyclist or automobile driver is not entitled to Personal Injury Protection or "PIP" benefits, as are drivers and passengers of automobiles in Massachusetts, (see our Motor Vehicle Accidents Page). Essentially, this means that a motorcycle operator, who is injured due to the negligence of another driver, is not entitled to the same coverage for medical bills and/or lost income that an automobile operator is entitled to under similar circumstances. This is especially difficult as the injuries that a motorcycle operator can sustain in an accident are likely to be much worse than if belted into, and protected by, an automobile. The legislative rationale for this difference in PIP coverage stems largely from insurance company lobbying: Bodily injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident are likely to be much more severe and hence, costly than those suffered by an occupant of an automobile. Also, the unavoidable effect is to make motorcycle use less attractive, considered desirable by some public safety officials.
The likely serious nature of the injuries that a motorcycle driver sustains, make it even more important that you speak with an attorney who has litigated these types of cases. Our Boston accident attorney has skillfully represented many motorcycle operators who were injured due to the negligence of another driver. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a motorcycle-related accident, we urge you to contact us for a free, no obligation consultation.
When I fell in that supermarket and knew I had broken my leg, one of the first things that went through my mind was, "How am I ever going to take on a company this size and receive any decent compensation for what's happened to me?" Because of you, I received a sizable settlement payment for my injury. I hope more people learn about the kind of legal talent you offer.
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My whole life changed on a dark day in December 1989, when I was hit and pinned against a wall by a commercial delivery truck. I was almost DOA at the hospital Emergency Room. Because of my injuries, I cannot work full-time ever again. Because of you and your colleagues' work, I received a large settlement.
My mother had suffered a heart attack in the fall, and the hospital doctors completely missed this in her vital signs and EKG. My mother died the next day, and she didn't have to. But because of your diligence and talent, her estate received a very large settlement payment, along with revised ER protocols to prevent such errors in the future. For my mother and future patients, we thank you for what you did for her.
When our son was hit by a car in a crosswalk, our one and only concern was his recovery and well-being. We had no idea what we were facing: A maze of obstacles put up in our path by the insurance company for the driver who hit our son - denying responsibility for the accident. If we hadn't had you by our side, we feel we would have been eaten alive by this insurance company's lawyers. You guided us from day one, and you never rested.
You know what impressed me most about you (aside from your legal talent)? I know that my injuries from my car accident weren't the worst that you had in front of you - my case was far from the biggest case in your office - but you represented me like my case was worth a million dollars. I can't thank you enough.
There are two things that I will never forget about my car accident: The sound of screeching tires just before my car was hit by the other driver, and, much later, the sound of you telling me that the entire ordeal was over with, and that I was going to receive just compensation for my injuries. The rest, I want to forget - but I'll never forget you and what you did for me.
Choosing to hire William D Kickham was one of the best decisions I could have made in recent years. He was very prompt, to the point and delivered on his promises. He is a true professional and I couldn't be happier with his results. I will continue recommended his services to anyone in need of legal guidance.