A 50-year old Mashpee, Massachusetts man was seriously injured in a motorcycle collision in East Falmouth last week after his motorcycle collided with a 2004 Mazda on Sandwich Road.
Michael Pasakarnis, the motorcycle rider, sustained serious injuries and was taken by MedFlight to Boston Medical Center.
The car driver was not in the crash. Police are investigating the injury accident.
Motorcyclists can become seriously injured when involved in collisions with another motor vehicle-especially as they don’t have anything to protect them from the impact of colliding with a truck, bus, car, bicycle, another motorcycle, the ground, or any non-moving object, such as a wall or a concrete barrier. It is not uncommon for a motorcycle rider to get thrown off his or her motorcycle and get seriously hurt or die.
Although no one has any control over the way other people drive, there are steps that motorcyclists can take to protect themselves when riding on any road in Massachusetts:
• Wear your DOT approved helmet • Wear goggles or other protective eye covering • Know how to operate your motorcycle • Be aware of the traffic rules
• Participate in a motorcycle training course
• Review your owner’s manual • Develop the proper skill and experience before driving on freeways and winding roads • Wear gloves, pants, and a jacket as protective clothing • Avoid wearing sneakers or sandals of flip-flops • Wear bright or reflective clothing • Drive defensively • Assume that other drivers on the road can’t see you • Drive at a speed that takes traffic and weather conditions into consideration
Motorcyclist injured in Falmouth collision, Cape Cod Times, October 18, 2007
Motorcycle Safety, NTSA
Related Web Resources:
Motorcycle Safety, FHWA Safety
The statute of limitations for filing a motorcycle collision lawsuit in Massachusetts is three years. It will take time to investigate your case and file your claim, so do not hesitate to contact an experienced Massachusetts personal injury law firm immediately.
In Massachusetts, the personal injury law firm of Altman & Altman LLP has helped many victims of motorcycle accidents, truck collisions, car crashes, and other types of personal injury accidents recover compensation for their injuries. Contact Altman & Altman LLP today.