bikers are often ignored by attorneys and are rarely
afforded the same attention as citizens - most people in the
past assumed that if a biker is injured that it was his
fault. The fact is that over 80% of all multi-vehicle
accidents involving motorcyclists are not the motorcyclist's
fault. Injuries caused by motorcycle accidents are, more
often than not, the result of an inattentive vehicle driver
who doesn't see the motorcycle or who turns directly in
front of the bike; follows too closely and runs into the
back of the bike; doesn't know that Rhode Island motorcycle
laws allow motorcycles to share lanes and slid into the bike
and - on a worse case basis - purposely hits a motorcyclist
just because he doesn't like them.
Unfortunately, the injuries suffered by motorcycles can be
catastrophic resulting in brain injury, paralysis, or even
death. It is therefore crucial that motorcyclists seek the
advice of an experienced and aggressive law firm such as the
Law Offices of James P. Howe to vigorously fight for all of
their rights. James Howe will personally fight the insurance
companies on your behalf to make sure that you have received
the maximum monetary recovery for all of your damages from
the responsible party.
Remember, there are many factors that can contribute to or
cause a motorcycle accident including negligence or
carelessness of another driver; unsafe road conditions;
improper maintenance of roads, defective motorcycle design,
faulty repair work on your motorcycle, etc. You need an
experienced motorcycle attorney to evaluate your claim and
to aggressively represent you as much as possible.
Harm and Frequency of
Since 1966, over 100,000 motorcyclists have been killed in a
motorcycle accident. Lack of seatbelts and outside
protection make motorcycle accident victims especially
vulnerable to serious injuries. However, those who were
wearing helmets during a motorcycle accident have a much
higher chance for survival than those who were not.
In most cases, a motorcycle accident involves the motorcycle
and another moving vehicle. In almost 75% of these types of
motorcycle accidents, the front of the motorcycle strikes
the other vehicle. However, more than a quarter of
motorcycle accidents are caused by the motorcycle crashing
into a stationary object. Like other vehicular accidents,
motorcycle accidents are much more likely when either driver
is speeding or under the influence of alcohol. Motorcycle
accidents can be prevented through defensive driving/riding.
The number of motorcyclists involved in fatal motorcycle
accidents while speeding was double that for drivers of
other vehicles. Reducing the frequency and severity of
motorcycle accidents can therefore be as simple as observing
posted speed limits. Another major factor in motorcycle
accidents is vehicle's blind spots. Motorcyclists who make
their presence known can avoid motorcycle accidents caused
by other drivers. A helmet can greatly reduce head and neck
injuries if a motorcycle accident does occur.
The injuries received in motorcycle accidents are generally
much more severe than those from regular vehicular
accidents. Motorcycle accidents can result in debilitating
injuries and even death.
If a motorcycle accident has affected your quality of life,
or if a loved one has been severely injured or killed in a
motorcycle accident, you want to speak to a Rhode
Island Motorcycle Accident Lawyer. As a Rhode Island
Motorcycle Accident Attorney Mr. Howe
will meet with you personally for a free consultation and examination of the
benefits you deserve.
have been involved in a Rhode Island Motorcycle Accident
, contact us
or call us today at (401) 788-0600 to speak with
someone from our firm..