Motorcycle riders are entitled to the same rights on the road as automobile operators. The most common reason for the occurrence of motorcycle accidents is negligence by operators of motor vehicles. Because motorcycles provide less protection than an automobile, injuries to motorcycle operators tend to be much more severe. An injured motorcycle operator will need to prove the at-fault operator’s negligence by proving a failure to use reasonable care which resulted in the accident which caused the injury.
Massachusetts law does not require insurers to provide personal injury protection insurance (PIP) on motorcycle policies, so motorcycle operators will often not be covered if an accident occurs. As a result, motorcycle operators should carry adequate healthcare and a specific motorcycle insurance policy. If a motorcycle operator is injured as a result of an accident and is not at fault, the injured operator may pursue a claim against the at-fault operator’s insurance policy.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced attorney at Iannella & Mummolo for help in pursuing your rightful benefits.