When you hop onto your beloved Harley, you are consciously accepting the risks that go hand-in-hand with motorcycle riding. Bikers are nearly six times more likely to experience an injury or fatal accident than automobile drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When you and your motorcycle are involved in a collision, be sure to take all the right steps to protect yourself from misplaced liability. One of the first and most important actions you can take is to contact an experienced Springfield motorcycle accident lawyer.
When taking to the roads of Massachusetts on your motorcycle, you should be aware of the following:
Additionally, municipalities within the state may have their own regulations to follow. For example, in Boston, you must have an official stamp confirming compliance with EPA noise standards.
Other motorists often associate motorcyclists with reckless driving, but this is typically not the case. In fact, despite taking greater care to ride safely, you still face greater risks of injury and wrongful death than a motorist should an accident occur, because:
Knowledge is your best protection as a motorcycle rider in Massachusetts.When you need help navigating the legal and financial aftermath of an injury accident that you didn’t cause, get in touch with us at McLane & McLane Law Firm. We understand the issues you are facing and can help you get the compensation you are due in the Agawam and Springfield, Mass., regions.