May is national Motorcycle Awareness Month. In the spirit of the month, we want to use this week's post to discuss motorcycle awareness, specifically the potential difficulties with seeing motorcycles on the road as well as how damaging ia motorcycle crash can be, and what can be done to increase awareness. Hopefully by doing so, Massachusetts' motorcyclists will be safer on the road.
As discussed last week, a motorcycle accident can leave you with significant injuries that cause severe pain. Many of these injuries have long-term effects, including disfigurement and disability. Broken bones may make it difficult for you to get to work or school, and a brain injury may leave you or a loved one reliant upon constant medical care. While recovering from these injuries, you have a lot to think about. How are you going to pay your medical expenses? If you are unable to work, how are you going to pay your other bills? How can you send the message that the negligent individual who hurt you will be held accountable?
As the weather starts to warm and spring arrives, many Massachusetts residents may climb back on their motorcycles and take to the road. Though fun, relaxing, and cost-effective, this mode of transportation can be dangerous, even when motorcyclists take every precaution to keep themselves safe. The unfortunate truth is that far too many motorists fail to be aware of motorcyclists, and therefore make mistakes that can cause devastating injuries like broken bones and brain injuries.
Warm weather may be coming to an end in the coming months, but Massachusetts' motorcyclists will continue to ride until that time comes. These individuals might enjoy the cost-saving benefits of riding a bike or the relaxation it offers, but one thing they do not enjoy is the risk of being hit by unaware and otherwise negligent or reckless motorists. Unfortunately, statistics show that motorcyclists are at extreme risk of being injured or killed in an accident, and Massachusetts' residents should take note.
Riding a motorcycle this time of year is supposed to be relaxing and fun. Unfortunately, a lack of motorcycle awareness often places motorcyclists in real danger of being involved in a serious Motorcycle accident. When this happens, serious injuries or death can result. Even a seemingly minor bump can be deadly to a motorcyclist. Unfortunately, one Massachusetts man is fighting for his life after such an accident.