Southborough, MA Motorcycle Accident

According to a report in the Metro West  Daily News, a Framingham Firefighter was seriously injured in an accident this past weekend when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with an alleged drunken driver.

According to the report, Framingham Firefighter, Joseph Keefe, 54, was riding his motorcycle on Rte. 9 in Southborough when a van driven by a Southborough resident, drove in front of him, authorities said. The motorcycle slammed into the side of the van.

The driver drove away from the scene, but later returned, authorities said.

The driver of the van is charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor causing serious injury, leaving the scene of an accident causing injury and driving to endanger.

It is no secret that motorcycle and auto accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and even death. According to the CDC, almost 30 people in the United States die every day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes.  The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes is estimated at more than $51 billion.

The CDC reports there are three groups that have the highest risk for these type of accidents:

If you have been injured in a Massachusetts auto or motorcycle accident, you may be able to recover monetary damages including damages for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and even loss of future earnings. It is important to keep in mind that not all drivers carry adequate insurance to cover all of the damages that may result from a motorcycle or motor vehicle accident. In Massachusetts, the minimum required insurance coverage required for drivers is 20 /40. This means there is coverage up to $20,000 per individual injured in an accident and $40,000 per accident. While this may seem sufficient, in many cases, this coverage will not even cover the full costs of the medical bills.  That is why is imporatnt for Massachusetts drivers to purchase what is known as Underinsured coverage. This provides coverage for losses that the insured and others sustain when they become injured through the negligence of a motorist who has liability insurance, but the limit of that insurance is insufficient to pay for damages. This means that if you are injured by another driver who carries the minimum insurance coverage, you can then look to your own policy for additional compensation for your injuries in the event the minimum coverage is not sufficient.

The attorneys at Curran & Desharnais, P.C. hope for your safety. But if you find yourself in a situation where you require legal representation, contact us. We provide experienced representation for people who have been injured in accidents throughout Massachusetts & the Greater Boston area. Call the Greater Boston Personal Injury Attorneys at the Law Office of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. Today at 781-618-3197 or 1-888-682-9194 or email Attorney Curran directly at jkcurran@verizon.net.

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