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Motorcycle accidents can be deadly for Massachusetts residents

Massachusetts residents may find themselves reading about more motorcycle accidents as riders may be trying to enjoy the last few weeks of warmer weather. While riding can be a very enjoyable hobby, it can also quickly turn dangerous. Motorcycle accidents such as a recent one involving a local man are a reminder to other people on the road that caution while driving is necessary.

The accident occurred when a man driving a utility vehicle hit a motorcycle that had two occupants on it at the time of the crash. One rider was killed while the other was transported to a nearby medical facility. The condition of the rider wasn't immediately known. It was also not reported if the two riders were of any relation.

Loved ones of these riders are undoubtedly experiencing an emotional time. Not only can this be an emotional time, it can also be a financially troubling time. Medical bills and final burial expenses can quickly add up which can leave family members struggling to make ends meet. While the investigation is ongoing and charges could be placed against the driver, the family may want to look into their rights to file a civil suit. Doing so could potentially help recovery monetary losses and ease the financial stress they could be facing.

Motorcycle accidents are often the result of driver negligence. Any Massachusetts rider that feels they have been the victim in a motorcycle accident may benefit from knowing their rights under the applicable state laws. If negligence is found to have played a part in the accident, a rider or the rider's family could possibly be entitled to monetary compensation to help with any expenses that are a direct result of the accident.

Source: Grafton Patch, "Grafton Man Involved in Fatal Motorcycle Accident," Sam Bonacci, Aug. 4, 2013

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