Many of Massachusetts' residents ride motorcycles. They are an economical way to get to work and family gathering and a joyride can be relaxing. However, these vehicle's small size and lack of safety features makes them prone to injurious or even fatal accidents. Those who ride motorcycles should be aware of their legal rights so that, should they find themselves in such a situation, they know how to act to protect their interests and those of other motorcyclists on the road.
Coming out of winter, a time when very few, if any motorcycles on the road, motorists may neglect to be aware of motorcyclists. This can be a tragic, even fatal error. Those injured in a motorcycle accident may be left permanently disabled, unable to work, and unable to care for their family. Those who lose a loved one in a fatal motorcycle crash may be left with emotional devastation and without stable income. In both cases, the damages can be great.
As the arrival of spring brings warmer weather, many Massachusetts residents may hop on their motorcycles to go to work, school or to take a joy ride. Others even ride their motorcycle as a part of their job. Yet, the increase in the number of bikes on the road should bring about an increased awareness of their presence. Motorists who fail to notice motorcycles put riders at risk of suffering serious injuries that can lead to permanent disability or death.
Even the most experienced and careful Massachusetts motorcycle drivers are vulnerable to catastrophic and sometimes even fatal injuries on the road. A married couple from Andover Massachusetts are the latest victims. The woman, age 52, was pronounced dead at the scene and the man, age 46, is currently in critical condition as a result of a tragic motorcycle accident in Andover.
This has been a deadly summer for Massachusetts motorcycle drivers. Now, a Connecticut motorcyclist is dead after a Massachusetts teenager reportedly failed to stay in his lane and crossed the center line. The teen's car struck the 56-year-old motorcycle driver and killed him. The motorcycle accident occurred on a highway in Charlemont, Massachusetts.