Several years ago, I represented a biker in his early 30’s traveling down Main Street in Hyannis on a Busa, past the downtown area heading towards Cape Cod Hospital. Suddenly and without warning, a car pulled out of a parking space and attempted a U-turn in front of the man on the motorcycle. Fortunately, there […]
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Motorcycle accidents in Massachusetts can be prevented when motorcycle manufacturers inform owners about safety recalls. Whether a safety recall is issued by the motorcycle manufacturer themselves or by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicle manufacturer has a duty to report the recall and make efforts to notify the owners of the recalled motorcycles.
In Barnstable, motorcyclists and conventional motor vehicles must share the road. For the most part, they do so safely. There are, however, instances when motorcycle accidents happen. Sometimes they’re unavoidable due to circumstance. In others, they happen because of negligence. A motorcycle rider is vulnerable and unprotected when riding, so there is the possibility of a head injury, broken bones and numerous other harmful results from a motorcycle crash.
Traveling by motorcycle is popular with many Massachusetts citizens, but most have a story or two about brushes with major injuries or death. Unfortunately, these vehicles do not offer anywhere near the same level of protection that cars and other motor vehicles do, so a rider in the typical motorcycle accident usually fares poorly.