An accident involving a motorcycle and another, much larger vehicle is likely going to have devastating results for the motorcyclist. Motorcycle riders remain largely unprotected on the road. Their bikes lack the sophisticated safety features and large frames of other vehicles. Because of this, it is not uncommon for fatalities to occur following a motorcycle accident that involves another vehicle. These accidents can leave loved ones traumatized, wondering what to do.
A recent accident in Tennessee involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. According to reports, a driver pulled into the path of a motorcyclist. Tragically, the motorcyclist died as a result. The other driver did not suffer any injuries. The motorcycle rider was wearing a safety helmet at the time of the accident. The other driver was wearing a seatbelt as well.
Following a fatal motorcycle crash, the families of victims are often burdened with a number of expenses and costs from medical bills, vehicle damages and the like. While dealing with the emotional trauma of losing a loved one, these family members and loved ones should not have to suffer with these financial pains as well. When another driver's failure to exercise due care resulted in an accident, it is sometimes possible for family members to take legal action in order to pursue compensation.
Compensation can help these family members cope with the financial burdens placed on them. Though never able to bring a loved one back, compensation can help alleviate some of the financial stresses associated with a tragic loss. With financial stresses alleviated, family members can begin to focus on healing emotionally.
Source: WBBJ, "One dead after Henry County motorcycle accident," May 5, 2014