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April 15, 2024

Motorcycle Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury

Motorcycles offer a sense of freedom and exhilaration that is not easily matched by other forms of transportation. However, riding a motorcycle also comes with an increased risk for serious injury, even at speeds that may not be as detrimental for the occupants of larger vehicles. When you or someone you love sustains an injury in a motorcycle accident, talking to one of our lawyers can help you understand your options and rights.

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders—lacking the protective enclosure of larger vehicles—are particularly vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Tragically, these injuries often lead to long-term complications that require extensive medical care, prevent victims from working, and necessitate long-term support. When a TBI is the result of someone else’s negligence, victims should not be saddled with the expenses related to these concerns. Having an experienced brain injury lawyer can help to ensure the responsible party is held accountable and assist in securing the full compensation required for recovery.

At Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, we are deeply committed to supporting victims of motorcycle accidents in Providence and throughout Rhode Island. We are here to listen to your story, help you understand your legal options, and provide the support you need as you seek the compensation your accident demands.

If you have sustained a brain injury in a motorcycle accident, call Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell at 401- 273-8330 to schedule a FREE consultation today. We fight for victims of serious injury in Providence, Pawtucket, Cranston, and throughout Rhode Island.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Motorcycle accident statistics show the significant risks riders face from TBI and other serious injuries. In 2021, the latest year for which full statistics are available, motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities, 17% of all occupant fatalities, and 3% of all occupant injuries, despite motorcycles making up only 3% of registered vehicles and 0.6% of vehicle miles traveled in the United States. Rhode Island generally sees a smaller number of motorcycle-related fatalities than the national average, but these accidents still account for a disproportionately large number of serious and fatal injuries in our state.

Fatalities among motorcycle riders and passengers saw an 8% increase from 2020 to 2021, with the number of motorcycle fatalities reaching 5,932. Over the last decade, deaths have increased by 19%, and death rates have surged by 29%, painting a concerning picture of motorcycle safety trends​​.

Motorcycle Accident Claim Damages

When you sustain a brain injury in a motorcycle accident in Rhode Island, the physical, emotional, and financial toll can be immense. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be entitled to seek compensation for physical and bodily injury, along with:

  • Medical Expenses: This can include the cost of immediate medical treatment, ongoing medical care, surgeries, medication, and any other health-related expenses incurred due to the accident.
  • Lost Income: This can include wages lost during the initial stages of recovery along with potential future earnings if you’re unable to return to your previous employment due to long-term or permanent disability.
  • Emotional Pain and Suffering: These damages compensate for the less tangible impacts of the accident, such as mental anguish, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life.

In Rhode Island, the law does not impose caps on most damages in motorcycle accident claims. This means there are no fixed upper limits for compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and related damages. However, it is a good idea to have an attorney on your side when seeking damages. The likelihood of a successful outcome increases when your case is handled by an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer.

Why Choose Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell?

At Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, our brain injury lawyers are committed to helping victims of motorcycle accidents seek justice. We offer:

Significant Legal Experience

For nearly 50 years, our attorneys have been helping individuals and families navigate the complexities of personal injury law. Our firm’s extensive experience enables us to effectively handle even the most challenging cases.

Exceptional Results

We have an impressive track record of securing million- and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of serious injury. Our firm has been involved in landmark cases that have helped shape the legal landscape and impact public policy, reflecting our ability to handle cases that seek individual justice for our clients while also contributing to the greater good.

Personalized Attention

We believe in providing personalized attention to each case, ensuring that every client receives the focused representation and resources they deserve. Our partners stay closely involved in the day-to-day management of these cases, helping to make sure our clients receive individualized support throughout the legal process.

No Fee Promise

Our No Fee Promise means that you do not pay legal fees unless we settle your case favorably or win a jury verdict on your behalf. We are fully committed to helping victims of brain injury seek fair and full compensation without having to worry about paying for legal assistance.

When you choose Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell for your brain injury claim, you are partnering with a firm that cares deeply about your recovery and long-term well-being. Our dedication to excellence, combined with our compassionate approach to client representation has earned us recognition as both one of the Best Law Firms in Rhode Island and in the nation. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, we welcome the opportunity to meet you, listen to your story, and help you decide how best to seek the compensation you deserve.

Contact Our Brain Injury Lawyers for a FREE Consultation Today

To schedule your FREE consultation with one of our Providence brain injury attorneys, contact Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell online or call us today. We proudly represent injured motorcyclists in Johnston, Lincoln, and all nearby areas of Rhode Island.