Truck Driver Ordered to Pay $3.5 Million After Fatally Injuring Motorcyclist.

Our Boston law firm is an expert team of Massachusetts lawyer specialists with many years of experience and terrific results in recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages.  We have gained a national reputation for effectively assisting our clients and getting consistently excellent outcomes. If you or a family member have been injured in a motorcycle accident, our Boston motorcycle accident attorneys will make sure that you receive the money damages that you justly deserve.

There is a wonderful sense of freedom that comes with riding a motorcycle: the roar of the engine between your legs, the wind rushing past you, and the rush of adrenaline are just a few examples.  This freedom does not come without its elements of risk, however, and many motorcyclists forget just how exposed they are to injury while traveling on our roads and highways.  Many collisions that would only be a minor incident in a car or truck can result is serious personal injuries on a motorcycle.

One such incident recently occurred in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  A fifty-six-year-old motorcyclist was run over by a dump truck.  The dump truck cut across the road the motorcyclist was traveling on, causing a collision.  The motorcyclist managed to slow down considerably and reportedly only struck the truck at about five miles per hour, but the momentum of the collision pushed the motorcyclist under the truck.  The truck driver was unable to stop in time and drove over the other man’s chest and head, killing him instantly.

The motorcyclist’s attorney, Marc Breakstone, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck driver and his employer since the collision occurred during the course of the driver’s employment.  The motorcyclist’s estate argued that the driver failed to properly stop in time and that he had a “Z” restriction on his driver’s license, which reportedly prohibited the man from driving a vehicle that is not equipped with a breathalyzer interlock system.  The man’s truck had no such system.  The lawsuit was ultimately settled by all parties for $3.5 million. 

There is generally a three-year statute of limitations that restricts the amount of time that an injured Massachusetts motorcycle accident victim has to settle a claim or file a lawsuit. So please be sure to contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers immediately.  We will work tirelessly and with great skill and tenacity on your case to see that you are justly and fairly compensated.  Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation.  

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