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 homocide.
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.