Motorcycle accidents occur every day throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Areas like Route-44 from East Providence through Taunton can be particularly dangerous for bikers, with distracted drivers and busy commuters hurrying from place to place. Studies show that motorcycle crashes involving other vehicles account for more than half of motorcycle accident deaths each year. Here are some different types of severe catastrophic injury commonly sustained in motorcycle accidents.
Catastrophic Injuries Caused By Motorcycle Accidents
The majority of motorcycle accidents are head-on collisions. Habits like aggressive driving and distracted driving lead to scenarios where drivers are not focusing on the motorcycle until it’s too late, which in most cases will leave the biker severely injured. These severe catastrophic injuries will require ongoing medical treatment at significant costs. The recovery times vary, and will most likely have a long-term impact on the victim’s capacity to work or live a normal life. Some serious examples of these injuries are:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Disfigurement and Scarring
- Severe Fractures
Motorcycle Accident Fatality
Sometimes the negligence of another driver on the road leads to the loss of life of in a motorcycle accident. This tragic scenario leaves the family and friends of the deceased to pick up the pieces. Heirs and personal representatives can file a wrongful death lawsuit. An “heir” is anyone that can inherit from the decedent, if the decedent died without a will. This often includes the decedent’s surviving spouse or domestic partner, children, parents or brothers and sisters of the decedent.
Ride Defensively and Protect Your Head!
To help avoid motorcycle accidents it is important to ALWAYS ride sober, ride defensively and it cannot be emphasized enough that you 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.
Contact An Experienced Massachusetts & Rhode Island Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been the victim of any type of a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact us to speak one of our experienced attorneys. We’ll help you to get the settlement that you deserve to help you and your family to move on after your accident.
*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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