On the evening of October 16th, 2013, Framingham firefighter Joseph Keefe was riding his motorcycle through the intersection at Turnpike Road and Woodland Road when he was cut off by another driver. The vehicle apparently came across the road so suddenly that Keefe was unable to avoid crashing directly into the side of the other vehicle. The impact was so severe that it caused Keefe's helmet to come off his head and land more than 30 feet away. Keefe sustained critical injuries in the accident and was transported to UMass-Memorial Medical Center to undergo treatment. The driver of the other vehicle, Southborough resident Peter Fucci, left the scene of the accident however he later returned and was placed under arrest. He was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence causing serious bodily injury, leaving the scene of an accident causing injury, driving to endanger and failing to yield. If Keefe does not recover from his injuries, Fucci's charges could be upgraded to motor vehicle homicide.
Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be an extremely traumatic and painful experience. Even if you were wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, had on a jacket and long pants to help protect your body, you could still sustain serious injuries depending on the speed of the vehicles, the intensity of the impact, and whether or not there was more than one point of impact. The most common injuries seen in motorcycle accidents are scrapes, cuts, burns and broken bones. Back injuries, spinal cord injuries and traumatic head injuries are also very common in motorcycle accidents and could leave a victim paralyzed or in need of continuous care.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and you wish to seek damages for your injuries, it is important that you have a skilled personal injury attorney on your side who is committed to helping you protect your rights. Insurance companies are known for being quick to offer a low or insufficient settlement in a motorcycle accident or other car accident case. In some instances an insurance company will attempt to deny responsibility or try to put the blame on the victim rather than pay the damages that are rightfully owed. Quincy personal injury attorney Dave Flanagan has worked with numerous accident victims to help them recover the compensation they need to cover their accident-related expenses and move on with their lives. Our firm has a reputation for being a steadfast advocate for victims' rights and we are known for getting results. To get legal assistance with your motorcycle accident claim, call our firm today.