Generally, the people who rent mopeds for a few hours during the day while visiting the Cape and Islands (Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket) have little experience operating them and avoiding collisions. In addition, many of the people driving cars on the Islands are tourists as well, are unfamiliar with the local roadways and are responsible for causing the ensuing collisions.
Injuries sustained in a moped accident can be devastating and affect you for years to come. When another driver negligently breaches the duty of care owed to safely operate a motor vehicle, you have the right to seek damages and should hire the Snow Law Firm.
Call (508) 477-7100 for a consultation today. If you are hospitalized or incapacitated, Attorney Snow will make arrangements to meet with you.
Attorney Snow focuses on understanding you and your situation. He spends the time to thoroughly review your case and will devote the financial resources – both man hours and money – necessary to properly litigate your injury claim.
You need a lawyer who knows the challenges ahead of you, is willing to go the extra mile, and will successfully deliver results when it matters most to you.
Because of his prior experience representing people injured in moped accidents, Attorney Snow has developed working relationships with:
These providers generate expert medical disclosures and render trial testimony necessary to secure meaningful settlements, awards and jury verdicts.
At trial, Attorney Snow regularly submits into evidence physician narrative reports which cite to:
These recognized publications demonstrate the nature and extent of your injuries, and how long you will be forced to endure the effects of any injury, permanent partial disability, or permanency of injury. Introducing this information into evidence enables jurors to determine the proper award of damages to which you are entitled to receive.
The Snow Law Firm has over 30 years of experience handling moped crash claims and a proven history of achieving lucrative results for clients. Unlike insurance companies that view your case as simply one of many claims, we realize that the outcome of your case has a direct impact on your financial livelihood. Successfully representing you, is our only concern and we are committed to doing just that.
Attorney Snow was a member of the legal team that obtained the largest personal injury award in the history of Barnstable County – a multimillion-dollar jury verdict – and has since obtained many other high-value settlements on behalf of clients just like you.
The Massachusetts state legal documentation calls them “motorized bicycles,” defined as lightweight, smaller vehicles powered either by a gas engine, electrical battery, or pedaling. Cape and Island moped owners say they are a fun way to get around town, easy to park, and inexpensive to maintain.
However, when a moped driver has a collision, there is minimal protection between them and the concrete, other vehicles, and/or fixed objects.
In everyday language, “moped” and “scooter” are used to mean the same thing. It’s important to understand that they are looked at differently under Massachusetts law. Each has separate rules for registering, licensing, and even minimum insurance requirements.
On the Cape and Islands, uninsured moped operators and their passengers can collect damages from the operator responsible for causing the accident. This is true even if you declined insurance at the time of rental.
There are two ways moped operators can operate their vehicles differently than other cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
Another difference between mopeds and other motor vehicles is how much it costs to settle a citation. Moped fines cost a lot less:
Accidents are where it can get costly.
On the Cape and Islands, mopeds are not required to have the same insurance as other vehicles. However, it’s wise to secure coverage, so you’re not liable for potentially massive financial responsibility in the event of a crash. It’s wise to secure insurance that pays if you are at fault as well as additional coverage in case the other person is not insured.
Moped insurance usually costs less than motorcycle insurance and provides about the same amount of protection.
Usually, moped insurance includes:
When assessing fault for a moped accident in Massachusetts, the law has something called comparative negligence. This means you are entitled to compensation for a moped injury as long as you aren’t more to blame for causing the crash than the other person.
Attorney Snow takes moped accident cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means he does not receive a fee unless he successfully secures a settlement, award, or jury verdict on your behalf. You will not have to pay any upfront costs and will not be charged for out-of-pocket expenses until your case is resolved.
If you, your spouse, significant other, partner or child has been injured in a moped accident on Cape Cod, call the Snow Law Firm today at (508) 477-7100. Or, if you prefer, complete our contact form and we’ll be in touch to schedule a free consultation.
From his office in Mashpee, Attorney Steven Snow represents clients throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, including clients residing in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Middlesex, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties.