MA and RI Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Ours is a nation of laws. Following the law keeps us safe and creates a sense of expectancy, reliability, and accountability in our communities — important values in a sound society.
Traffic rules are especially critical, because failure to follow them can quickly prove deadly. One of the most basic traffic rules is the right of way, which provides guidelines for opposing traffic as to which party gets to proceed next.
Failure to yield the right away is one of the most common vices in day-to-day traffic interactions, and it is a frequent cause of collision. This is especially true at traffic lights, in parking lots, and anytime heavy traffic or high speeds are involved. It’s also a real issue where motorcycles are concerned.
Failure to yield to motorcycles is an all too common problem in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Studies show that car drivers are generally willing to yield the right of way to other cars, but for some reason they are less likely to do so for motorcycles.
It may be that car drivers simply have a hard time spotting motorcycles. Perhaps some mistakenly believe that motorcycles follow a different set of traffic rules. In many cases, failure to yield to motorcycles might simply boil down to a fundamental lack of respect for — or an unjustified resentment toward — bikers.
To be clear, motorcycle drivers have the same rights as everyone else on the road. They follow the same right of way rules as car drivers, and they deserve to be respected once it’s their turn to proceed.
When drivers fail to yield to motorcycles, the likelihood of an accident increases significantly. Tragically, the innocent motorcyclist is usually hurt far worse in these collisions, given the relative lack of protection afforded by the motorcycle itself.
At The Botarro Law Firm, LLC, we believe in protecting our states’ bikers by aggressively holding negligent drivers accountable for the accidents they cause. We understand the pain of those impacted by a catastrophic motorcycle collision, and our goal is to help those people and their families recover all of the compensation they deserve under the law.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of someone else’s failure to yield to motorcycles, our experienced MA & RI motorcycle accident attorneys can help. Our job is to fight for you with passion, strategy, and sincerity.
Why Do Drivers Fail to Yield the Right of Way?
It isn’t uncommon to see drivers cut off bikers, make left turns in front of them, suddenly swerve into a lane occupied by a biker, pull out of driveways (or parking lots or side streets) in front of bikers, or otherwise refuse to yield to motorcycles at intersections.
These are all dangerous, reckless, and potentially deadly behaviors. So why do they happen?
Drivers may fail to yield to motorcycles for many reasons, including:
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Drunk driving
- Ignorance of state traffic laws (ignorance is no excuse for violating the law)
- Drowsy driving
- Failure to look both ways before entering an intersection or road
- Simple inattentiveness
- Lack of respect for motorcyclists
Injuries Caused by Failure to Yield to Motorcycles
When car drivers fail to yield the right of way to bikers, they can cause a wide range of serious injuries, which may include:
- Broken bones
- Severe skin damage
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord damage
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Vision or hearing loss
Whatever your injuries may be, the experienced MA & RI motorcycle accident attorneys at The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC can help.
Free Consultation with Our MA & RI Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been hurt because of someone’s failure to yield to motorcycles, we can help. Our office has many years of experience in holding careless drivers liable for the full value of the injuries they inflict.
We understand that those damages may go well beyond the medical bills themselves. You deserve to be compensated for the full scale of your suffering.
When you choose The Bottaro Law Firm, you can always count on our “No Fee Guarantee,” so you’ll never have to pay a penny upfront. Our fees only apply if we win your case.
There are time limits on these claims, so please contact us as soon as possible to set up a free consultation with the experienced MA & RI motorcycle accident attorneys at The Bottaro Law Firm.