Motorcycle Accidents

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Motorcycle Accident Health Costs & Insurance

By on November 9, 2018

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 […]

Motorcycle Safety for Riders & Drivers

By on February 9, 2017
Motorcycle Accident - Robert Allison, Attorney at Law

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating to motorcycle riders because unlike motor vehicles, motorcycles have no bumpers, no seatbelts and no airbags. Personal injuries from a motorcycle accident are generally much more severe to both riders and passengers than those experienced by the occupants of cars. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), motorcyclists are […]

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

By on March 25, 2013

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 […]

Massachusetts Motorcycle Safety

By on March 20, 2013

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 […]