James P. Howe

     Attorney At  Law   

36 South County Commons Way C6     

Wakefield, RI 02879    
(401) 788-0600    




















       Rhode Island Motorcycle Accidents


Unfortunately, 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 Motorcycle Accidents:

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.

If you have been involved in a Rhode Island Motorcycle Accident , contact us today by Email or call us today at  (401) 788-0600 to speak with someone from our  firm..



James P. Howe Law Offices
36 South County Commons Way C6, Wakefield RI 02879
Phone : (401) 788-0600   Fax: (401) 788-0605

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