Helmet Laws And Their Impact On Pursuing Compensation
According to Massachusetts law: “Every person operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle or in a sidecar attached to a motorcycle shall wear protective headgear.” The police can fine motorcycle riders and passengers for failing to wear a helmet.
At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., we encourage all motorcyclists to wear helmets. Our lawyers have seen firsthand the damage that can be done when a motorcycle is hit by a car or truck. Catastrophic injuries often result. Of course, helmets are no guarantee that a person will walk away from a motorcycle accident unscathed. If you have been hit by a negligent driver, we will help you get compensation, whether or not you wore a helmet.
Though it is the law to wear a helmet while on a motorcycle, the fact that you were not wearing one does not absolve a negligent driver of responsibility. Call us today at 866-491-6561 to schedule a free initial consultation.
From our Worcester office, we represent motorcycle accident victims in Boston, Framingham, Springfield and throughout central Massachusetts. We know how to address the helmet issue when it comes up in a personal injury case. We know how to succeed no matter what challenges arise, a fact proven by our impressive record of success.
What If The Victim Did Not Have A Motorcycle Helmet On?
Insurance companies look for every possible excuse to avoid paying compensation. If you were not wearing a helmet at the time of the motorcycle accident, they will use that detail against you. They will say that you are obviously a negligent rider. They may say that you are to blame for your injuries. We will not listen to what they say. We will build a strong case based on actual facts, designed to get you the compensation you deserve.
Discuss Motorcycle Helmet Laws In Massachusetts With Us
Our Worcester attorneys handle cases involving motorcycle helmet laws in Massachusetts on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to worry about paying attorney fees if we lose. We only charge these fees after we collect on a successful verdict or settlement. Contact us by calling 866-491-6561 to schedule a free initial consultation.