Bicycle and motorcycle accidents can be caused by factors beyond your control. If your bicycle or motorcycle accident-related injury was caused by a road or equipment defect, a Rhode Island motorcycle lawyer or Rhode Island bike lawyer will take different measures to help you seek compensation for your injuries.
Bicycling is a popular sport in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. New England roads offer breathtaking ocean and farm views. Rhode Island bike law practices have seen horrible personal injuries suffered in connection with bicycling. This article provides some background to the bicycle helmet laws in this state.
As a Rhode Island and Massachusetts car accident attorney, I have noticed that people frequently confuse the scope of uninsured and underinsured motorist protection. As a refresher, an uninsured motorist (“UM”) is someone that owns or operates a motor vehicle without buying an automobile insurance policy. An underinsured motorist (“UIM”) is a motorist whose own auto insurance coverage is insufficient to cover the financial damages caused to another motorist. Rhode Island’s rules governing these protections are set out in §27-7-2.1 and § 31-31-7. Massachusetts’s rules are outlined in G.L. c. 175 §113L.