A Providence Lawyer For Injured Bikers
Hurt on a motorcycle? Meet with Mark Morse
Bikers love the open road in the Providence area, especially during warm New England summers. Under Rhode Island law, a motorcycle is a vehicle, and motorcyclists have just as much right to use the road as motorists.
Unfortunately, many motorists don’t see it that way. They fail to yield, tailgate and otherwise cause accidents that leave bikers seriously hurt – and that’s only the beginning. Insurance companies view bikers as irresponsible and reckless thrill-seekers. They may deny your claim, arguing that you assumed the risk of injury when you got on your bike.
Motorcycle accident Attorney Mark B. Morse knows they’re wrong. In over 35 years as a practicing attorney, he’s seen that most bikers are safe, responsible operators, and when they’re hurt due to the negligence of others, they have the right to be made whole again. That’s why the Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC is proud to represent injured motorcycle riders and their families.
How did the accident happen?
- Rear-Ended By Car
- Forced Off Road
- Car Turned In Front Of Bike
- Weather-Related Crash
- Hit A Car Door
- Lane Change Collision
Why did the accident happen?
Motorcycle accidents can cause severe injuries. That’s because bikers have much less protection than people inside cars or trucks. An accident that would be fairly minor for a passenger car, such as being hit from behind at a low speed, can lead to a catastrophic injury for a biker who is thrown from a moving vehicle. Both motorists and motorcyclists have a responsibility to be mindful of motorcycle safety, but it’s almost always the biker who gets hurt when someone fails to meet that responsibility.
Reach Out To An Accomplished, Accessible Accident Attorney Today
If you’ve sustained a serious injury in a motorcycle accident, you likely have many questions. How will you pay your medical bills? How can you afford to live when you’re not healthy enough to work? How can you take care of your friends and family while you recover? Mark Morse is the attorney you can trust to answer those questions. Visit our motorcycle accident FAQ page to learn more.
Remember, the insurance companies aren’t on your side after a motorcycle accident. We are. The sooner you take legal action, the sooner we can take action to help make you whole again. Call (401) 831-0555 today for your consultation with Attorney Morse.
Rear-end accidents may sound minor, but they certainly aren’t when motorcycles are involved. Unfortunately, bikers are quite vulnerable to being rear-ended because they often have to change speed or reposition within a lane in order to adjust to road conditions. Moreover, distracted drivers are especially dangerous to motorcyclists because they can easily overlook smaller vehicles.
A biker who is hit from behind may be thrown from the bike and sustain a serious skin injury, broken bone, or even a traumatic brain injury. You may think your case will be open and shut because you were hit from behind – but you can’t assume that the insurance company will cover all of your losses. That’s why you need an accomplished attorney on your side.
Some motorcycle accidents don’t involve contact at all. When a car fails to yield, merges without looking or drifts into a biker’s lane, the motorcyclist may have to take evasive action and end up out of the roadway. You did the right thing by avoiding a collision, and you shouldn’t have to pay for your injuries.
No-contact accidents are often hit-and-run accidents, which can be difficult legal cases. You may need to file an uninsured motorist claim with your own insurance company if the driver who forced you off the road cannot be found. An experienced attorney can help you navigate those legal complexities and get the compensation you need.
Most motorcycle accidents happen at intersections when a passenger car or truck fails to yield to an oncoming bike. That’s why motorists have a responsibility to check twice for motorcycles before they make a left turn. A motorcycle is a vehicle, just like a car, and a driver making a left turn should yield to an oncoming motorcycle just as he or she would yield to an oncoming car.
If you were hit by a motorist who failed to yield, we’ll review camera footage if available, interview witnesses and collect any evidence we can to prove that the driver who hit you was at fault. Motorists who don’t share the road need to be held accountable, and Attorney Mark Morse can help.
Riding a motorcycle in the Providence area means dealing with rain, wind and winter storms. Motorcycles are particularly sensitive to changing road conditions, and you may need to slow down or take evasive action due to ice, snow, water or mud on the roadway. Unfortunately, that can lead to collisions with motorists who aren’t driving appropriately for the conditions.
You can’t take legal action against the weather itself, but with an attorney’s help, you can hold motorists accountable for not taking the conditions into account. Depending on the circumstances, you may have a claim against the driver who hit you or against the municipality responsible for clearing and maintaining the roadway. Attorney Mark Morse will help you sort through this complex legal situation and fight for the compensation you need.
“Doorings” are some of the biggest hazards on the road to motorcyclists, especially in downtown Providence and other urban areas. Drivers and passengers are required by Rhode Island law to refrain from opening doors into the roadway until it is safe to do so. Unfortunately, many drivers ignore that law, leading to serious accidents.
During our investigation, we’ll interview witnesses and look at physical evidence from the accident scene to hold the person who opened a door in front of you accountable. Doorings can be surprisingly complex cases, and an insurance company may argue that you had time to avoid the obstacle. We’ll be on your side from start to finish, and we’ll put our resources to work to move toward a positive outcome.
Motorists are required to check their blind spots before changing lanes. Unfortunately, many do not. It’s easy for a motorcyclist to end up being hit by a careless motorist who tried to merge, exit or change lanes without looking first, and these sideswipe accidents can lead to serious injuries.
An insurance company may immediately argue that you are responsible for your injuries because you were riding in the car’s blind spot. Attorney Morse knows that the onus is on the driver making a maneuver to make sure it is safe to do so. You don’t have to take the insurance company’s answers. You can fight for fair compensation for your injuries. Contact the Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC today.
Injuries to the back, neck or spine sustained in motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic. You may have limited mobility or be in chronic pain. You may not be able to return to work or have to take on lighter duties. And just as importantly, you may not be able to care for your family or do some of the things you love.
Attorney Mark B. Morse will help you build a case for full compensation for your back injury. That may include replacement services, lost wages and other losses you’ve sustained in addition to your medical bills. If you have chronic back pain, your award for pain and suffering may be substantial. Contact the Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC to discuss your legal rights.
When a person is thrown from a motorcycle, the natural instinct is to put out an arm to break the fall or wrap the arms around the body to protect the torso. Unfortunately, this can lead to nerve damage, causing partial or total paralysis in the arm. Nerve damage is usually permanent, and that means the long-term cost of your injury can be substantial.
The insurance company’s offer for a biker’s arm injury may only cover your medical care, not the many long-term losses associated with your accident. Attorney Mark B. Morse will work with you to determine the full cost of your injury, and he’ll negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company to make sure you are fully compensated.
Even if you were wearing a helmet, an injury to the head can have serious long-term consequences. You may have sustained a traumatic brain injury that could seriously affect your personality, cognitive skills, emotions and ability to function. You may not be able to work or participate in some of the activities you love.
If you hit your head in a motorcycle accident, we urge you to see a doctor right away. Traumatic brain injuries require immediate medical attention. Then, contact us. Attorney Mark B. Morse has extensive experience helping people who have sustained head and brain injuries in serious accidents, and he will work to get full compensation for your long-term costs.
Injuries to the legs are some of the most common injuries in motorcycle accidents, and while they’re rarely life-threatening, they can have serious long-term effects. Any injury that impacts your mobility also affects your ability to do your job and care for loved ones. You may be out of work for an extended period of time, or need to make changes to your home or vehicle to accommodate your injury.
Don’t accept a lowball offer from an insurance company. Meet with Mark Morse today. He’ll listen to your story and help you determine just how much your leg injury will cost – including replacement services, lost wages, lost quality of life and other damages you’ve sustained. And Mark will represent you in negotiations with the insurance company to make sure you are fully compensated for all of those losses.
There’s a reason bikers wear leather or denim clothing: Those materials protect the skin when a biker is thrown and makes contact with the road. Unfortunately, at sufficiently high speeds, even protective clothing isn’t enough, leading to multiple skin abrasions, also known as road rash. Road rash injuries can be severe, especially if dirt or gravel from the road gets under the skin and causes infection.
Retaining an attorney after a road rash accident is a critical step toward being made whole again. Attorney Mark Morse will negotiate on your behalf for compensation that may cover the cost of skin grafts and reconstructive surgery to repair the damage your accident caused.
Unfortunately, motorcyclists are at a highly elevated risk of being killed in accidents. They don’t have the same level of protection as people in cars or trucks, and when a vehicle hits a biker’s unprotected body, the injuries caused can be fatal.
If you’ve lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, the Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC can file a wrongful death claim on your family’s behalf. While taking legal action cannot bring your loved one back, we can fight for closure and justice for your family. Moreover, the financial compensation recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit can help to provide for the people left behind. That’s why we encourage you to call today for a confidential consultation.