There are known risks involved with riding motorcycles, a fact that is especially understood by those that ride these vehicles. However, the negligent or careless actions of another driver can cause a motorcyclist to sustain a severe injury, despite precautions that they may take to avoid a collision. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our motorcycle accident attorneys in Boston, MA would like to provide information on how these accidents can affect you and discuss how common these accidents are on the roadways in and around Boston.
What Has Happened in Recent Motorcycle Accidents?
According to a Boston news article, there was a recent motorcycle accident that caused the death of one person and left another individual with serious injuries.
From reports, the driver of the motorcycle had their front tire suddenly pop off the road, which caused a complete loss of control as they hit the back of a parked van. As a result, both the driver and passenger were ejected from the motorcycle. The driver was killed after they were thrown into a tree due to the force of the impact. However, the passenger survived after they were thrown on the nearby sidewalk. They sustained serious injuries and were transported to the hospital for treatment.
Authorities investigate every aspect of this crash with assistance from the Department of Transportation and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Motorcycle Accidents Can be Severely Damaging
With the information provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, we can see that citizens of the Commonwealth were significantly affected by motorcycle accidents in the state. In the latest reports of data, there was the following:
- 1,729 total motorcycle accidents
- 1,235 accidents that resulted in injury
- 44 fatalities
From this data, we can see that there is a significant probability that motorcycle accidents will lead to the cyclist incurring an injury or fatality. Motorcyclists are incredibly vulnerable to devastating injuries in any collision situation because they have very little protection against the force of a vehicle slamming into them. It is also not unusual for victims of motorcycle incidents to sustain injuries such as:
- Road rash and whiplash
- Severe lacerations
- Possible paralysis or spinal cord injuries
- Open head and traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
Extensive medical care and expenses are just one impact on survivors of these incidents. However, these situations would involve not only immediate medical costs, but also long-term rehabilitation, lost wages or benefits, vehicle repair and modifications, and more. Many motorcycle crash victims experience immense pain and suffering either physically or emotionally.
Let Us Work On Your Behalf Today
If you or somebody you know has been injured due to the negligence of another driver in a motorcycle accident, call Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. today. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys is prepared to work on your case and investigate what happened in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to, which can include:
- Coverage of all incident-related medical costs
- Lost income from an inability to work while recovering
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the at-fault driver