Road Defects Contribute To Motorcycle Fatalities
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycles make up only 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States. Despite those low numbers, the NHTSA reports there is an increase in motorcyclists killed each year in Massachusetts. Motorcycle fatalities occurred 28 more times frequently that automobile fatalities. Some of the common characteristics that contribute to motorcycle injuries and fatalities are other vehicles, speed, alcohol impairment, weather, lighting, and roadway conditions.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, a motorcyclist traveling on an uneven roadway in Kingston, Massachusetts crashed and died after losing control on the uneven pavement and was struck by another vehicle.
Pot holes, uneven pavement, construction or other roadway inconsistencies are flaws more dangerous to the operator of a motorcycle than a car. If roads are not properly maintained, motorcyclists can crash. If it was the negligence of the city or town to keep roadways safe, or whether it was the negligence of another driver, we can help.
Motorcycle operators are required to carry insurance in Massachusetts, but personal injury protection is not available through the Massachusetts no-fault insurance system. Medical bills are costly and will accumulate quickly. If you want to collect damages for your injuries, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, you will need an experienced attorney to assist you.
To give yourself the positive results you need, your case needs skillful representation. Experienced Plymouth County personal injury Attorney Michael S. Mehrmann can provide the representation you need. Attorney Mehrmann has recovered millions on behalf of people from across the South Shore and Plymouth County, including Kingston, Plymouth, Marshfield, Hanson, Carver, Pembroke, and Duxbury. To find out more about how we can help you get the benefits you deserve, call (781) 585-3911 or contact us online for a free consultation.