The most catastrophic motor-vehicle accident injuries often involve motorcycle accidents since a rider and passenger have no protection in a collision and are often ejected from their seats. Some of these injuries include the following: Spinal injuries: Fractured vertebra, herniated discs, and nerve damage as well as paralysis can easily occur when a rider is […]
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Motorcycles are more difficult for motor vehicle drivers to spot than cars because of their smaller profiles. In addition, drivers are conditioned to look for other cars, not motorcyclists. This conditioning is due in part to the relatively small number of motorcycles on the roads compared to other motor vehicles. According to statistics from the […]
Recognizing the individual and societal costs of motorcycle accidents, in a 1972 decision – subsequently affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of a Massachusetts motorcycle helmet law, the Federal District Court for Massachusetts said: While we agree with plaintiff that the act’s only realistic purpose is the prevention of head injuries incurred […]
People are injured every day by defective products in the United States. In 2010, an estimated 38,573,000 people sought medical treatment for an injury related to a consumer product. If you were injured by a defective product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim. In Massachusetts, there are three types of product […]
When you are injured by a product because of a defective design, you may be able to pursue aproduct liability claim against the manufacturer. The manufacturer must design the product with reasonable care to eliminate avoidable dangers. In a negligent design case, you must prove who manufactured the product, that the design was defective, that […]