In the Providence state, there are numerous laws in place to protect motorcyclists, but these legislative pieces can only do so much.
Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries with far-reaching implications for the rider and his family.
If you’re involved in a motorcycle accident in Rhode Island, the recovery process can be challenging. From insurance claims to court issues, Gemma Law is your source for immediate legal help.
Even if you don’t think you can afford an attorney, our team works on a contingent-fee basis, which means you don’t pay anything until your case gets settled.
Rhode Island Motorcycle Lawyers
At Gemma Law, our Providence injury lawyers understand that recovering from a motorcycle accident is challenging enough; you shouldn’t have to worry abot whether you can afford medical treatment.
Common injuries sustained by riders include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones and/or loss of limb
- Severe injuries to the ankles, knees, and legs
- Organ damage
These injuries often require long-term medical care that can quickly exhaust available insurance coverage. But with an experienced Rhode Island injury lawyer, crash victims can focus on recovery while the law firm handles the rest.
Our Providence-based accident attorneys have helped numerous clients recover the compensation they needed to move forward with their lives.
Compensation Available to Victims
Whether you find yourself with a sprained neck or a much more serious injury, it’s critical you understand what compensation may be available to you.
At Gemma Law, we can help you recover your insurance claim and medical bills, in addition other relevant damages including:
- Mental Anguish
- Lost Wages/Lost Future Wages
- Property Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- Wrongful Death
Our team of motorcycle accident experts is here to ensure there’s no money left on the table. We’ll fight to secure comprehensive compensation so that you can focus on what really matters: your recovery.
If you have questions about compensation, call our experts at 401-467-2300.
Motorcycle Accidents in Rhode Island
According to Rhode Island State Police, motorcycle fatalities are on the rise.
If you drive a motorcycle, the most important step you can take to protect yourself is to wear a helmet. Rhode Island law, however, only requires passengers and drivers under the age of 21 to wear helmets. This is an important safety precaution, but it leaves many riders vulnerable to severe injury or death.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, wearing a helmet reduces fatal injury by 37 percent, and helmets are 67 percent effective in reducing brain injuries.
Even without a universal helmet law, it’s important to do all you can to protect yourself because not all dangers are within your control. Drivers of other vehicles often overlook motorcycles due to their disproportionate size.
About 75 percent of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with other vehicles, usually a passenger automobile. Of that 75 percent, the driver of the other vehicle is at fault two-thirds of the time.
Get the Representation You Deserve
Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a serious accident or uncertain about next steps, we’re here to help.
We’ve been guiding clients through the Rhode Island legal system for more than 45 years and we can help you too.