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.
Motorcycle riding can be a great, fun, relaxing way to travel to work, school or to unwind after a hard day. Yet, no matter how fun it might be, it can also be dangerous. Massachusetts' motorists are unaware, negligent, or distracted far too often. Sometimes a failure to yield will cause a car to slam into a motorcycle, or cause a motorcyclist to slam into a car. In other instances, full-size vehicles will change lanes without seeing a motorcycle, causing a serious motorcycle accident.
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.
Riding a motorcycle is a great way to take in Massachusetts' landscape while relaxing and enjoying the weather. It can also be a cost-saving way to get around town and to commute to and from work. However, since motorcyclists are not surrounded by steel reinforcements and are not protected by airbags as are car and truck drivers, motorists must be careful to be aware of them and to avoid acting in a way that might cause a collision.
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.
Massachusetts drivers should be more aware of motorcyclists. Taking the extra moment to ensure a motorcycle is not coming before making a turn can save a life or at least prevent serious injuries. Yet, either because drivers do not see the motorcyclists or because they improperly gauge their oncoming speed, motorcycle accidents occur all the time.