Injuries incurred from a motorcycle collision are often serious as there is little protection for the rider other than the helmet or clothing they may be wearing. Motorcyclists can be caught between their bike and the other vehicle and it is not uncommon for them to suffer a head injury or leg injuries. Even when a biker is wearing a helmet, they may still be the victim of a traumatic injury to their brain, preventing them from resuming a normal life.
This may be the case for a 48-year-old man who was severely injured in a recent motorcycle accident in Bridgewater. The information concerning the circumstances of the crash is unknown other than that it occurred with a car.
The man was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred but needed emergency care for injury sustained to his head and his leg. He was flown to a hospital in Boston and his condition was unknown. Apparently the motorist was unharmed in the collision and an investigation is underway. It is unknown if the man was thrown from his bike, which is common in such accidents.
If it is determined that the motorist was at fault, the biker may be able to pursue the driver in a court of law for the injuries he received and any damage to the bike itself. In some cases, drivers are cited for failure to yield because they didn’t notice the biker approaching. When a biker is injured it can be to their benefit to meet with an experienced attorney to understand their options.
Source: Enterprise, “Man suffers serious injuries in Bridgewater motorcycle crash,” Maria Papadopoulos, June 2, 2013