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Contributory negligence can impact motorcycle accident claims

Negligence is an important legal concept on which many personal injury claims are based. A person is generally considered to have acted negligently if their conduct differs from what a reasonable person would have done in a given situation. For example, if a Massachusetts resident speeds in their vehicle, runs a red light or otherwise causes an accident with a motorcyclist, they may be found to have acted negligently, since a reasonable person would not have, for example, sped or missed the traffic signal.

Should I settle my motorcycle accident claims?

After sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident, a victim may not want to jump into what may become a lengthy legal battle. They may be tempted to accept a settlement offer put forth by the party that caused their harm and to simply release that party from any further responsibility for the losses they caused to the victim. While settlements can sometime serve the interests of Worcester motorcycle accident victims, readers are cautioned that settlement in these cases is not always the best course of action.

Motorcycle accidents are often caused by right of way mistakes

Massachusetts has codified a set of rules that govern how drivers on the roads should act in the event that they approach intersections at the same time as other motorists. Deciding who will go first and how others should follow concerns the drivers' right of way, or the right of a driver to go before others.

Negligent drivers put motorcyclists in harm's way

The following scenario is not an uncommon sight to witness on Massachusetts roads: two drivers approach an intersection in opposing directions, and the vehicle that must yield to oncoming traffic hurries through the intersection so that it does not have to wait any longer than necessary. The actions of the vehicle's driver are dangerous because the driver's conduct is potentially negligent and their hurry to get across the intersection may put others in the path of collisions.

Don't delay if you suffer a motorcycle injury

Motorcycle season is officially over for the year with the arrival of cold and unpredictable weather. However, you or a loved one may have been off the bikes for a while anyway if an injury was suffered on a motorcycle over the warmer summer months. Oftentimes, these injuries are due to other drivers who do not see motorcyclists or are otherwise negligent or careless and inadvertently cause harm. After a motorcycle accident, there are ways to recover for the losses one suffered due to another's negligence.

Unique dangers motorcyclists may encounter on Worcester roads

The feel of the open road, the wind in your hair and the sun on your face really can't be beat. That's why so many Worcester residents love to get out on their motorcycle and ride. Whether for primarily recreational use or when a motorcycle is a daily commuter, there are lots of reasons and ways that Worcester motorcyclists decide to ride. But what about the dangers associated with motorcyclists?

Worcester crash kills motorcyclist after impact with 2 vehicles

Driving or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle can be both liberating and terrifying. It may be the magic combination of the two that makes driving or riding on a motorcycle so tempting. Regardless, every person has the right to health and safety on Worcester roads, even motorcyclists. However, motorcyclists can be the victim of a motorcycle accident that can cause serious injury or even death.

Building a strong case for motorcycle accident victims

Other drivers are often responsible for motorcycle accidents in Massachusetts. For example, another motorist could make a left-hand turn or change lanes in front of a motorcyclist. Or, a motorist may fail to yield when necessary to a motorcyclist. Other times, a motorist rear-ends a motorcyclist, or runs through a red light or stop sign. Speeding drivers and drunk drivers can also cause motorcycle accidents. However, whatever the cause, motorcycle accidents can be serious or even deadly affairs. After all, motorcycles, being so much smaller and lighter than an automobile, do not have physics on their side when it comes to a crash.

Motorcyclist, passenger injured after being struck by a car

Winters in Massachusetts are long, so once the ice and snow have melted and sunny warmer days arrive, people are itching to get outside and enjoy the weather. When warm weather is in the forecast, motorcyclists are ready to take their bikes out of storage and go for a ride. Whether they ride for pleasure, or simply as a quick way to get from point A to point B, it is important for all drivers in Massachusetts to pay attention to their surroundings, including the presence of motorcyclists. It only takes one moment of inattention to cause a serious motorcycle accident.

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