Motorcycle riders pay a potentially high price for the joy and freedom of hitting the open road. The startling reality is that nobody can control the actions of other drivers on the road and the average rider never really knows whether or not their next ride is going to be their last. This is made glaringly evident in the case of 49-year-old Gary Trevena.
Trevena was riding his bike on Dover-Chester Road in Randolph in June of 2014 when a motorist traveling in the opposite direction tried to make a left turn in front of him. This resulted in a head-on collision, according to authorities. Trevena was thrown from his motorcycle into the motorist’s car and then onto the pavement, which shattered his vertebrae, damaged his spinal cord, paralyzed one leg and partially paralyzed the other.
Trevena reportedly received a $2.5 million settlement. That’s great news, but at what price? His quality of life is permanently diminished and he will have a lifetime of medical bills to pay.
People often fail to grasp the severity of the injuries that riders sustain during these accidents and that they are considerably more likely to sustain long-term and even permanent injury that drivers of automobiles. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence or thoughtlessness of another driver, there really is no figure or number you can put on your ability to live your life the way you want to live it.
It’s important to find an experienced and qualified attorney that can help you pursue maximum damages so you’re able to pay your medical expenses and keep maintain whatever quality of life you can.
Andrew Prince is an experienced personal injury lawyer at Team Law. He is a passionate advocate for motorcycle riders’ rights. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, no matter where you are, call him today for a free consultation. He will help you understand the laws and get the compensation you deserve.