When you or a loved one are hurt in a Maine motorcycle crash, the choices you make in the days following the accident can determine the fate of your personal injury case. Soon after the crash, sometimes within just a few hours, you will hear from an insurance adjuster. They may lend a sympathetic ear and tell you that they are looking out for you, but do not be fooled. The insurer wants you to accept as small a settlement as possible. Many times insurers are biased against bikers, and may twist the facts in your case to make it appear as if you were at fault. Instead of signing on the dotted line and accepting a fast or insulting offer, contact an experienced Maine motorcycle crash lawyer right away. The team with the Law Firm of Kass & Moses has been representing injured bikers for 27 years, and we know how insurers operate. We also know how to get you the compensation you are entitled to under the law.
It is normal to feel overwhelmed after a motorcycle crash. In most cases, you have suffered injuries. You may be hospitalized or taking painkillers that alter your ability to focus and make clear decisions. That is why it is critical that you realize that the choices you make at this time may alter your future. Do not go it alone.
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There has been a surge in Maine motorcycle crash deaths in recent years. From January through August, 2019, there have been 20 fatalities related to motorcycle crashes. During that same time period in 2018, there were only 13 fatalities. Although part of this increase is likely due to a greater number of bikers on the roads, the increase is still alarming.
A life cut short changes the direction of a family forever. No amount of compensation can make a family that has lost a loved one whole again. That is why we urge all bikers to ride defensively, wear a helmet and other protective equipment, and never ride under the influence. Most bikers ride safely and make good choices. Sadly, the same cannot be said of all motorists on the road. If you or a family member have been hurt due to the negligence of a motorist, contact 1-800-MOTORCYCLE today to speak with a Maine motorcycle lawyer.
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Maine Motorcycle Law
Requirements for legally riding a motorcycle vary from state to state. The Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of Maine’s motorcycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- Individuals under 18 years of age and those with a learner’s permit are required to wear a motorcycle helmet.
- Operators and passengers are not required by law to wear eye protection when riding a motorcycle.
- Headlights and at least one mirror adjusted to show 200 feet to the rear of the motorcycle are required.
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