Injury Lawyer Representing Motorcycle Accident Victims in Rhode Island
The Pawtucket personal injury firm of Raymond A. Pacia Attorney at Law, Ltd represents motorcyclists in claims arising from motorcycle accidents. Our work is dedicated to helping Rhode Island injury victims receive fair compensation from insurance companies and at-fault parties. In addition, Mr. Pacia is founder and benefactor of the Rhode Island Motorcycle Association scholarship fund, and recipient of the Association's Freedom Fighter award.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Pawtucket
Motorcycle accidents are among the most serious accidents that can occur on Rhode Island's roads and highways, not only because motorcycles provide little protection for riders, but also because drivers of other vehicles often fail to watch out for motorcyclists. Add windy roads or heavy traffic to the equation and motorcyclists face significant risk of an accident and injury every time they get on their bikes. In addition to generally careless and unobservant driving, common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Motorists turning into a motorcyclist's lane and violating his or her right-of-way
- Motorists' failure to yield to motorcyclists at freeway on and off ramps
- Distracted driving, such as cell phone use and texting
- Defective helmets or other motorcycle equipment
- Defective motorcycle components or mechanical issues
- Poor or dangerous road conditions, such as potholes, debris, uneven pavement, and undivided highways
Unfortunately, motorcyclists are often accused of failing to follow Rhode Island motorcycle laws, making recovery from at-fault parties and insurance companies inordinately difficult in many situations. Studies have shown, however, that this assumption is often false. For example, the much referenced Hurt Report concluded that in collisions involving a motorcycle and another vehicle, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcyclist's right-of-way and caused the accident in two-thirds of the researched cases.
As our client, you can be sure that we will work tirelessly to overcome this bias, helping you to receive maximum compensation for your injuries. Catastrophic injuries, such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, and severe burns, may require long-term medical treatment, and result in permanent disability, time off work, and lost quality of life. With over 30 years of personal injury experience, Ray Pacia knows what a case is worth, including present and future damages, and is well-versed in the negotiation and trial tactics that get results.
Contact an Experienced Accident Attorney in Pawtucket, RI
At the law offices of Ray Pacia, we truly care that our clients receive compensation for their injuries. If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Pawtucket, Providence or anywhere in Rhode Island, contact us for a free and informative case evaluation and interview.