Ellis Law Offices LLP || Personal Injury Law
Schedule Your Free Consultation 508-762-4334

Se Habla Español | Tiếng Việt | ΜΗΛΑΜΕ ΕΛΛΗΝΗΚΑ

Massachusetts policeman killed in head-on motorcycle accident


Some car and truck drivers will argue that motorcycles are difficult to see. Some may say that motorcyclists need to be cautious around cars and that they may be taking a risk operating those types of vehicles. Negligent drivers who cause a motorcycle accident will offer up all manner of excuses in order to try to pin liability back on the motorcyclist. But particularly in a fatal motorcycle crash, victims' families should be aware that they have rights to pursue compensation for their losses.

A recent motorcycle collision in a neighboring state claimed the life of a victim in his mid-fifties who had served in various Massachusetts police departments over a decades-long career, including a period as president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. The motorcycle accident victim and three friends were all riding down the highway when an SUV heading in the opposite direction drifted over into oncoming traffic, crashing head-on into the first two. In addition to the one who was killed, the other rider in front suffered serious injuries.

Families who lose loved ones in sudden, tragic motorcycle accidents like this need to be aware of their rights. It is all too easy for a distracted driver to drift into a motorcyclist's path or fail to yield at an intersection and cause catastrophic injuries or even death. This momentary lapse on a driver's part can leave a family struggling with medical bills, lost wages and other damages in addition to the psychological trauma of losing someone in this way.

A legal professional can help fatal motorcycle accident victims' families present a strong case in court as to how another driver's negligence caused the death and their losses. The compensation obtained through such an action can never truly replace a lost loved one, but it can protect a family's financial stability in a difficult emotional time.

Source: Burlington Free Press, "Massachusetts motorcyclist dies in Woodbury accident," June 29, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Get Started

How Can We Help You? Please fill out the secure form below and schedule a free consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Free Consultation Home and Hospital Visits Available Call Today 508-762-4334

Review Us

Worcester Office
33 Pleasant Street Suite 2
Worcester, MA 01609

Toll Free: 888-894-5309
Phone: 508-762-4334
Phone: 508-762-4334
Fax: 508-757-4298
Worcester Law Office Map

Fitchburg Office
463 Main Street Suite 100
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Toll Free: 888-894-5309
Phone: 508-762-4334
Phone: 508-762-4334
Fax: 508-757-4298
Fitchburg Law Office Map

Se Habla Español ΜΗΛΑΜΕ ΕΛΛΗΝΗΚΑ Chúng TÔi Biet Nói Tieng Viet