When a victim has been injured by someone else, the legal system, when called upon, makes efforts to step in and help through an award of damages whenever appropriate. This is especially true when the negligence of another caused a victim much damage by seriously injuring them.

A recent Worcester motorcycle accident with a commercial truck severely injured a motorcyclist. Following the accident, the motorcycle was on its side. According to a witness, after hearing the crash, she discovered the injured motorcyclist lying in the middle of the roadway. According to the woman, the victim was a middle-aged man who was wearing his helmet and had severe facially injuries. The victim was taken to the hospital following the accident.

Motorcycle accidents can lead to violent and catastrophic injuries. Motorcycle injuries may sometimes lead to permanent disability and can include head injury, brain injury, neck injury, spinal cord injury and broken bones. Because motorcycle accident injuries can be extensive, damages associated with motorcycle accidents can also be extensive. Motorcycle accident victims can suffer physical, emotional and financial damages which can quickly add up.

Because of the smaller size of motorcycles, motorcycles can sometimes be obscured on the roadways and drivers not closely paying attention may fail to see them. As a result, a negligent driver may harm a motorcyclist because of a failure to yield. In the majority of motorcycle versus passenger vehicle accidents, the passenger vehicle or truck violated the right of way of the motorcycle and caused the motorcycle collision. This can sometimes lead to liability for the driver to compensate the injured victim for damages.

Motorcycle accident victims may face a variety unexpected challenges and costs following a motorcycle accident. The legal system is designed to help offset that suffering through the availability of damages in many circumstances.

Source: NewsTelegram.com, “Motorcyclist injured in crash with pickup on Rt. 20 in Worcester,” Donna Boyton, April 28, 2014