While summer is leaving us, the warm weather remains in Massachusetts and other states across the nation. This is welcoming to those who enjoy spending time outdoors or those who like to travel by motorcycle. Although some motorcyclists like to ride their bikes even when the weather has turned cold, motorists generally view cold weather as a time when motorcyclists will no longer be on the roads. However, it is imperative that motorists still be on the lookout for motorcyclists no matter what month it is or what the weather is. Failure to do so could result in an accident.
A motorcycle accident tends to be a catastrophic accident site. Because motorcycles do not have the same safety features as automobiles, riders rely on a helmet and protective clothing to guard them from injuries in the event of a crash. Unfortunately, these safety features may not prevent a serious injury; thus, victims of a motorcycle crash tend to suffer severe injuries as a result.
At Ellis Law Offices, LLP, our experienced attorneys understand the tragedy and devastation that can follow a motorcycle accident. Victims tend to suffer life-altering injuries, and our law firm is dedicated to helping victims navigate a legal action, helping them assert their rights.
Motorcycle accidents could happen for a number of reasons, but negligence is often the culprit. A driver fails to check a blind spot, signal a turn or fails to judge the speed of an oncoming motorcycle. Because of this, a collision results. A motorcyclist is likely left suffering serious injuries to their head, neck, back or limbs; all requiring medical treatment. The costs and damages associated with a motorcycle accident can be tremendous, making it important for victims to understand the cause and what recourse they have.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s website. This could provide victims with detailed information about their rights and how to go about seeking compensation through a personal injury action.