No one gets on a motorcycle thinking that they will be involved in an accident. And certainly, motorcyclists do not expect to suffer a serious, life-altering injury if they are involved in a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, many severe injuries are associated with these accidents, impacting individuals in Massachusetts and elsewhere. One of these injuries is a spinal cord injury.
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.
Especially with a few more weeks of warm weather, Worcester, Massachusetts, residents are going to find themselves sharing the road with motorcyclists. Most people recognize that they have the same obligations to watch out for motorcyclists and follow the traffic laws, just as they would when around any other vehicle.
Last time, we began looking at the topic of underride guards, current federal safety regulations for underride guards, and ongoing efforts to make these safety requirements stricter. As we noted, those who have been working toward stricter underride guard requirements have faced significant inertia among lawmakers.
If you're involved in a motorcycle or motor vehicle accident, you know one thing to be true: one or more broken bone could be the end result.
Do you enjoy taking to the road on your motorcycle? How about your moped or scooter? Regardless of your mode of transportation, you know one thing to be true: It is possible that you could be involved in an accident.
As a motorcyclist, you understand that you could be involved in an accident at any time. It's not something you want to think about often, but you should be prepared for anything that comes your way.
When asked to go for a ride on someone else's motorcycle, many residents of Massachusetts might think twice, particularly if they are not experienced motorcyclists themselves. While being on the back of a bike can provide thrills and excitement, it can also pose safety concerns for both inexperienced riders as well as seasoned biking veterans. Staying safe on and around motorcycles is everyone's responsibility, from passengers to operators to other drivers on the road.
Getting in any type of accident is often not only physically and emotionally painful, but also extremely confusing for the accident victim. Accidents involving motorcycles, scooters, mopeds or motorized bicycles may entail very serious injuries or death - these types of incidents can be incredibly devastating, costly and overwhelming. Navigating the aftermath of a motorcycle collision can be made far more manageable with the aid of Worcester motorcycle accident attorneys.