Mainers seriously injured can rely on our tough-minded motorcycle accident lawyers
A motorcycle accident in Maine can happen in an instant, and injuries can be catastrophic. Unlike occupants of cars who have a steel cage protecting them, motorcyclists have little protecting them from severe or even fatal motorcycle accident injuries. Motorcycle crashes lead to thousands of deaths and serious injuries every year, and too often it's a motorist, not the injured rider, who is to blame.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident in Maine, whether on I-95 in Portland or a city street in Sanford, you need strong legal representation. Rely on the experience and professionalism of the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein. Choose a motorcycle accident lawyer who works aggressively to obtain the maximum compensation for motorcycle accident victims.
Motorcycle laws in Maine
Motorcycle laws vary from state to state. Maine requires motorcycle riders 17 and younger to wear helmets, which may reduce the risk of serious injuries or death. Motorcycle riders, like operators of automobiles, are prohibited from driving under the influence of alcohol.
Drivers and passengers in cars have safety features in place such as airbags and seatbelts to protect them. Bikers typically have nothing but their clothing and a helmet between them and the pavement. They're much more likely than people riding in cars to get hurt. And motorcycle injuries can be catastrophic, ranging from back injuries to paralysis or traumatic brain injuries.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents in Maine
Common motorcycle accident causes include the following:
- Car or truck moves into motorcyclist's right of way.
- A driver is distracted in some form or another (sending text messages or driving under the influence of alcohol, for example).
- Reckless driving or speeding by another motorist.
- Road defects, such as bumps, potholes, gashes, loose gravel or debris.
- Motorcycle defects such as malfunctioning brakes or tires.
Motorcycle riders are some of the most vulnerable people on the road, and when motorists don't drive safely around them, people get hurt It's important to retain a qualified attorney who can protect your rights.
Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer
Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer in Maine at the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein. When you contact us, there's no obligation. Your consultation is free. At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, our motorcycle accident lawyers know how to obtain maximum compensation for injury victims. Call Joe now to see how we can help! 1-866-275-4563.