A Lakeville teenage boy is counting his lucky stars. South Coast Today reports that Trevor Wright, a 13 year old boy from Lakeville, made a surprising recovery from a severe bike accident. Trevor was riding a bike with friends when he went over his handlebars. He was not wearing a helmet. His mother Jennifer Wright said, "You never know how badly injured someone can get without a helmet. We couldn't believe this was happening to us."
As a result of his accident, he had to undergo extensive brain surgery and was placed in a medically induced coma in order to stop possible seizures. He could not talk and was fed by a feeding tube. As his mother told South Coast Today: "We were told he wouldn't die, but it was a poor prognosis and he wouldn't be Trevor when he woke up." Luckily for Trevor's family, he is back to being a normal teenage boy.
Unfortunately for some bike accident victims, that is not always the case. If you ask a Boston personal injury lawyer, he or she will tell you that cyclists can get injured more severely than others on the road. Bicyclists have rights to the road that need to be recognized by other motor vehicle operators.
In fact, the Bay State has laws that can provide up to $8,000 for personal injury protection benefits. This can be used towards medical bills by the injured cyclist as well as lost income. Speak with a Boston personal injury attorney today to learn more about your legal rights when it comes to bike accidents.
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