At Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, we share our clients’ passion for riding and understand how devastating motorcycle accidents can be.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Massachusetts refuse to settle cases until our clients are rightly compensated. We have over 85 years of experience getting justice for motorcycle accident victims, and we do not charge you any fees until you receive a settlement.
Call us today if you’ve been injured or a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident. We can explain how our personal injury lawyers can seek the justice you deserve.
We Are Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Who Ride
When you need a motorcycle accident attorney who understands the needs of injured motorcyclists and their survivors, turn to Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC.
Our accident lawyers have represented the motorcycle community for more than 85 years. Attorney Vincent Trantolo and many of the team members at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC ride. We know what you face when you are injured in a motorcycle accident. Our understanding of the motorcycle riding experience makes our law firm unique. We are also deeply involved in activities that support motorcycle riders in the communities we serve.
Our Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Get Results
The following settlement amounts are real results Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC has achieved for our clients who were injured:
|Type of Case
|Was reached for a motorcyclist after losing control and crashing on a defective road.
|A large truck’s improper left turn resulted in a settlement for the family of a motorcyclist who was killed in the collision.
|When a truck turned into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist, causing her serious injuries that required multiple surgeries.
|A left-turning car killed a husband motorcycle rider and severely harmed his wife, the passenger.
|Amazon was held accountable with a settlement after their negligent driver failed to yield and caused traumatic life-altering harm to a motorcyclist.
|A motorcyclist was violently ejected onto a vehicle’s windshield before falling into traffic, causing them to sustain brain trauma.
|Pulling out of a driveway into a motorcyclist’s lane led to multiple fractures and surgeries for the victim.
Damages You Can Recover After Suffering Motorcycle Accident Injuries
If you were hurt in a motorcycle wreck, you may be entitled to a settlement that pays for your economic and non-economic damages. Some of the losses our team can seek on your behalf include:
- Medical care costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Reduced quality of life
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Wrongful death damages, if your loved one passed away in an accident
Our team will assess your case to determine which losses you can seek financial compensation for.
Getting Compensation From the At-Fault Party in Your Motorcycle Crash Case
Sometimes when a motorcycle accident happens, the responsible party is a motorcycle manufacturer, a manufacturer of motorcycle parts, or even a mechanic or shop that performed a faulty repair. For example, a wreck that happened due to faulty brakes or improper brake installation.
When a motorcycle manufacturer or mechanic is at fault in a crash, the injured rider has the right to compensation for their accident-related costs. Some parties you may be able to get compensation from in negligent repair or product defect motorcycle claims include:
- A motorcycle manufacturer
- A manufacturer of motorcycle parts
- A store that sells motorcycles or motorcycle parts
- A motorcycle mechanic
- A garage you took your motorcycle to for repairs or service
Defective tires, handlebars, fuel lines, headlights, signals, and more can all cause accidents, even if you are a careful rider. In these cases, the accident’s cause is important, as different parties could be responsible depending on which part was defective.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Massachusetts
After a motorcycle accident, one of the first things you should do to protect the value of a potential claim is to file a case with your insurance company. In Massachusetts, according to Massachusetts Ch. 90, § 34M, you must file an insurance claim before you can pursue a motorcycle accident lawsuit.
In addition to filing a claim with your insurance company, there are several other steps you can take to protect your right to compensation:
- Get medical treatment immediately. This documents your injuries and shows the insurance companies you are seriously hurt.
- Take photos of the accident scene. Get pictures and videos of your injuries and property damage. These help prove liability and the severity of the crash.
- Leave communications to us. Give a statement to our lawyers but avoid speaking to insurance adjusters directly. Anything you say can be used against you.
- Keep records of all accident-related costs. Keep records of medical bills, lost income, transportation expenses, etc. These will all be part of your claimed losses.
- Stay off social media. Be careful what you post on social media that could negatively impact your case, like appearing in activities beyond your physical abilities.
- Listen to your lawyer’s advice. We have decades of experience seeking fair settlements, and our recommendations will protect your claim’s value.
- Be willing to go to trial. Consider taking your case to trial if the insurance company offers an unfair settlement.
With our proven motorcycle accident claim strategies, we will fight to get you every penny your damages warrant. Time is of the essence in personal injury cases. Be sure to pay attention to the deadline to follow your claim.
How Fault Laws in Massachusetts Can Affect Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
According to General Law – Part III, c. 231, § 85, Massachusetts uses a contributory negligence system to determine accident claims. This means you can still pursue damages if you were less than 51% at fault in the motorcycle accident. However, your settlement or award will decrease by the percentage of fault you shared.
For example, if a plaintiff is granted $100,000 but was 40% negligent, the compensation drops to $60,000. So even with some shared fault, victims can legally recover compensation in Massachusetts – just at reduced levels that are equal to determined responsibility.
By understanding Massachusetts’ contributory negligence rules, you can make informed legal decisions after motorcycle accidents. Contributing some fault in a motorcycle accident doesn’t necessarily void your right to financial recovery. Your motorcycle accident lawyers will pursue compensation where possible, even with shared liability.
How Long You Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
According to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, § 2A, the statute of limitations for filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit in Massachusetts is generally three years from the date of the crash. This means you have three years to file a lawsuit against the at-fault parties.
It is important to act fast and consider hiring a Massachusetts motorcycle accident attorney right away. Claims that drag on run the risk of exceeding the statute of limitations deadline.
Other reasons to act quickly to file a motorcycle accident claim include:
- Evidence can be lost over time – things like skid marks, debris, witness memories, surveillance footage, etc. can disappear.
- Injuries may worsen later on if not thoroughly documented early through testing and treatment.
- Medical expenses and lost income continue accumulating and need proper documentation.
- Insurance companies take advantage of delays and make lowball offers.
Talk to Our Motorcycle Accident Law Firm in Massachusetts for Free
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC can help motorcyclists who are severely injured by negligent drivers recover fair compensation. These unique cases involve complex legal and insurance issues, but we’re here to guide you through the legal process.
Our Massachusetts motorcycle accident lawyers know how to tenaciously negotiate fair settlements. We also aren’t afraid to take your case to court when justice demands it. We pride ourselves on personalized service – treating clients like family and fighting for your financial security after a devastating crash.
Reach out to us for your free consultation and Let Our Family Help Your Family.