Motorcycle accidents in New Bedford, Fall River and all of Southeastern Massachusetts are far too common an occurrence. According to an article in South Coast Today, police said that 21-year-old city Luis A. Serpa was seriously injured on Monday May 15th when his motorcycle collided with a car on Ashley Boulevard and Victoria Street. He was listed in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Wear A Helmet!
In the majority of motorcycle accident fatalities the victims were not wearing protective head gear. Make sure you and your passengers are always wearing protective helmets. It may not be the law in every state, but it’s common sense for safety. Make sure to check out the helmet laws in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Pay EXTRA Attention While Riding A Motorcycle
As a motorcyclist you MUST practice defensive driving (riding). You should use extra caution at all times. It’s not far-fetched to assume that all vehicles around you are being operated by distracted drivers. Defensive riding is intended to help keep you focused on the road, raise your awareness of your surroundings, and prepare you for a fast reaction to avoid a potentially fatal motorcycle crash.
Hire An Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of a distracted driver please contact The Law Office of Dussault & Zatir to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. We’ll help you to get the compensation that you deserve.
*The above is not to be considered as legal advice. Every case is different and the laws which apply may differ from state to state.
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