It can be a complete joy to ride on a motorcycle in the northeastern states, especially as the weather is cooling, and the leaves on the trees are changing color. But the fact is that motorcycles do not provide riders with the same level of physical protection that is afforded by automobiles.
When motorcyclists get into accidents, it is not unusual that they suffer very serious injuries. This goes for both motorcycle operators and their passengers as well.
Recently in Webster, Massachusetts, an accident left a female motorcycle passenger severely injured. According to Webster police, the motorcycle on which the woman was riding was departing from a concert venue when it was hit by another vehicle. Subsequently, she was taken to a university medical center.
An official with an accident reconstruction unit confirmed that the female passenger's leg was severely injured. The official also stated that the passenger's leg may have been amputated. As of the writing of this post, an investigation into the accident was still in progress.
This story demonstrates how being involved in a motorcycle accident can result in life-altering, permanent disabilities. Other common injuries include broken bones, lacerations, spinal injuries and brain injuries. Victims who suffer such injuries may be faced with long-term treatment.
Medical care can be extremely expensive and often victims of serious accidents are unable to work for prolonged periods of time. Therefore, it is very important that victims be able to receive a level of compensation that covers as many expenses as possible.
If you or a family member suffers catastrophic injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may want to get in touch with an attorney who is experienced in helping victims pursue compensation. The attorney could conduct an investigation to help prove liability as well as work with insurance companies in an effort to maximize remuneration.
Source: The Telegram & Gazette, "Woman passenger on motorcycle reported seriously hurt in Webster crash," Mark Sullivan, Sept. 20, 2015