The CDC reports that more than 1.2 million people received emergency room treatment for a motorcycle related accident between 2001 and 2008. The highest rates of death and injury occurred in victims aged 20-29. Motorcycles are an increasingly popular way to travel, but riders face serious risks. In the event of an accident, motorcyclists are vulnerable to injuries from roads, protective barriers, other vehicles, and roadside features such as signs and fences. Motorcyclists are nine times more likely to be injured in a collision than motor vehicle passengers.
Joint injuries inflicted on victims of motorcycle accidents typically affect the legs, feet, head and neck. Brain damage is also a frequently occurring injury as the head makes violent contact with the road or another vehicle. Motorcycle accidents may also cause road rash to the skin, breakage of joints, soft tissue damage, concussion, facial disfigurement, and nerve damage.
Under Massachusetts law, motorcyclists and additional passengers are required to wear helmets or protective head gear. Motorcyclists who violate Massachusetts helmet law face a fine of up to $35. Even if you were not wearing a helmet at the time of your accident, you could pursue a case. The best motorcycle accident lawyer has years of experience defending motorcyclists who acquired injuries in motorcycle accidents. We have the aggression and ability to get you the compensation you need.
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Prompt investigation of a motorcycle accident case is vital to the outcome of the case because evidence may be lost and witnesses may be impossible to locate after a certain amount of time. Be sure to launch a thorough investigation of your motorcycle accident so that your attorneys can build a strong case. Medical care in the wake of a motorcycle accident can be long and intense, causing financial hardship on the victim and the victim’s family.
At Murad Law, we believe you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences of another’s poor choice. We will fight hard on your behalf. If you or someone you know have been severely injured in a motorcycle accident, please get in touch with our Boston Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at 617-227-4648 to discuss your best legal options.