Riding a motorcycle carries with it inherent risks that outweigh most other forms of transportation. They offer little in the way of external protection, and compared to cars and airplanes, motorcycles lack means of mitigating physical damage once a crash has been initiated. From driving while intoxicated to poorly designed models, motorcycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, and often result in significant injury. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert motorcycle accident attorney at 617-787-3700.
Due to an unusual spike in the number of motorcycle accident-related fatalities this summer, the British Columbia coroners service has made several public service announcements reminding riders to be safe on the roads. From the beginning of the year until the end of July, around 30 people have died from motorcycle crashes, with 18 of those deaths coming in July alone. Reports indicate that ninety percent of those fatalities were men.
According to data collected over the past 10 years, excessive speed and impairment, including drunk or distracted driving, are the main causes of these crashes. Moreover, more than half of the deaths have occurred in the summer months, with injury statistically more likely to occur on a Saturday or Sunday.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert motorcycle accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!