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Massachusetts motorcycle accident seriously injures a firefighter

Massachusetts residents are probably aware of the severity of injuries one can receive as the result of a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, it seems there are many such serious accidents covered through various media outlets. A recent motorcycle accident involving a firefighter has touched not only the lives of his family, but of a community as well.

The firefighter suffered serious injuries as the result of a man that was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. The man's blood alcohol content was not released, nor was it made clear if it was known at the time of the press release. The firefighter was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment of his injuries which were only described as serious. No specific information regarding what type of injuries he suffered was reported. The driver was arrested and is facing numerous charges.

When an accident involving a firefighter or police officer occurs, while the family is obviously impacted, his colleagues can be impacted as well. The man could be facing a long recovery time which could cause not only physical pain, but could be financially draining as well. Even though the driver of the vehicle has been criminally charged, the man may wish to look into his right to take personal legal action against the man.

Massachusetts residents who feel they have been the victim in a motorcycle accident could find it beneficial to understand their rights under the state law. Even in cases where an investigation is pending, a person may find it helpful to be proactive and determine the best action to take. When a person proceeds with the right knowledge and understanding, a better outcome can often be achieved.

Source: Framingham Patch, Updated: Framingham Firefighter Injured in Southborough Crash, Susan Petroni, Oct. 17, 2013

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