May 21, 2019

Motorcycle Safety in New England – The Importance of Wearing a Helmet, and Other Riding Basics

Research indicates that most motorcycle fatalities are attributed to head injuries. In a severe accident, a rider’s skull may be fractured and the brain may be seriously injured by penetrating objects and bone fragments. To protect yourself against head injuries while riding, the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates would like to kindly remind the…

July 22, 2016

What are the Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Rhode Island?

Motorcycle helmet laws are often controversial. It seems like they should be a no-brainer. Helmets have been proven to protect motorcyclists and passengers from traumatic brain injuries or fatalities that are caused by catastrophic head injuries. But, there is often a resistance to these types of laws from some motorcyclists who believe the government is…

September 2, 2015

Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Each year, more than 2,200 people die and more than 55,000 are injured in motorcycle accidents nationwide. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), had these individuals been wearing helmets, many of the deaths and disabling head injuries could have been prevented. This is because a helmet is the motorcyclist’s most effective…