Motorcycle accidents are a serious concern that can cause significant losses, injuries and damages for victims and their families. Overall, in 2010, there were a total of 347 traffic accident fatalities in Massachusetts, 374 traffic accident fatalities in 2011 in Massachusetts, and 349 traffic accident fatalities in Massachusetts in 2012. In addition, there were 4,858 serious injuries resulting from traffic accidents in 2010, there were 4,853 serious injuries resulting from traffic accidents in 2011 and 4,384 serious injuries resulting from traffic accidents in 2012 in Massachusetts.
Among traffic accidents victims in Massachusetts over the 3-year period from 2012 to 2012, 61 victims were motorcyclists in 2010, 40 victims were motorcyclists in 2011 and 51 victims were motorcyclists in 2012. Motorcycle riders can be at extreme risk for injuries and harm when they are involved in a traffic accident. Because of the vulnerability of motorcycle accident victims, it is important that they are aware of the protections and resources available to them when involved in a motorcycle accident.
Following a motorcycle accident, victims may find themselves facing significant challenges physically, financially and emotionally. Victims may be unable to work due to their injuries and may face mounting medical bills associated with recovery. Additionally, victims may face emotional challenges associated with the stresses and pressures of life following a motorcycle accident. Likewise, families of motorcycle accident victims lost in a motorcycle accident may face a number of financial and emotional challenges to contend with following a motorcycle accident.
Because of the extensive nature of the damages motorcycle accident victims and their families may face, familiarity with resources available to them when they have been wrongfully harmed in a motorcycle accident is important. Victims may receive compensation for the damages they have suffered through a number of different options available to them.
Source: Mass.gov, “2010 – 2012 Massachusetts Crash Statistics,” Accessed Nov. 16, 2015