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…

April 23, 2019

Common Providence Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Unlike cars and trucks, motorcycles lack many of the safety features of a vehicle that are meant to save your life, such as seatbelts, airbags and anti-lock brakes. Because of this, injuries involving a motorcycle are usually much more serious, in even the slightest of an accident. With many motorcycle riders reluctant to wear safety…

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…

May 20, 2014

National Motorcycle Safety Month

Share the Road – The Month of May is National Motorcycle Safety Month View the Full Motorcycle Accident Infographic Here May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, designed to encourage all drivers and motorcyclists to “share the road” with each other and help reduce the number of motorcycle accidents and fatalities. According to the U.S. Department…

July 2, 2013

Current Motorcycle Laws and Statistics Presented in a Motorcycle Infographic

Motorcycles have become a popular means of transportation and hobby for many people across the United States. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that there are approximately 8.2 million motorcycles on the road. In recent years, the number of motorcycles on the road has increased and so has the number of motorcycle accidents….