Motorcycle Accident Victims
Motorcyclists have the same rights to traffic on public roadways that drivers of automobiles have. However, the laws of physics often work against bikers. The lack of a metal frame to protect a motorcycle often results in catastrophic injuries, including death, on the roads.
In Rhode Island, every year we observe an increase in motorcycle activity on the roads — and consequently more motorcycle accidents. In the spring and summer, people ride to the ocean. Ocean Mist, a beach bar, and other attractions bring young and old bikers alike out on the roads. Unsafe road conditions combined with crowds and alcohol often culminate in one or more tragic accidents each spring or summer.
Contributing factors and concerns in motorcycle or motorbike accident cases include the following:
- Drunk driving and dram shop issues: was a bar or restaurant partially to blame for serving an obviously inebriated motorcyclist — or driver of a car that collided with a motorcycle immediately after leaving the establishment?
- Daredevil stunts by enthusiastic bikers: popping wheelies and otherwise pushing the limits of what they can do on their motorcycles.
- The frequent excuse of drivers of cars, SUVs and trucks that, "I didn't see the motorcycle."
- Potential bias against motorcyclists on the part of insurance claims adjusters, judges and juries — a bias that we fight as attorneys at ROBINSON & CLAPHAM but which nevertheless may affect outcomes.
Contact ROBINSON & CLAPHAM · Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Contact our Providence law office to schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer after a serious personal injury or a death in a motorcycle accident. We are available evenings and weekends by appointment. We represent motorcycle accident victims on a contingency basis.