Motorcyclists are a common sight on the road in Nashville. Any motorcycle rider will say that he or she rides the bike because of the excitement that accompanies it. There's a certain amount of freedom on a motorcycle that many will say they can't replace. That, however, doesn't eliminate the dangers inherent with being so vulnerable out on the road. Sometimes the dangers come from other drivers, the weather or recklessness. In some incidents, damage on the road leads to the crash. Regardless, it's important to know how and why a motorcycle accident happened and what to do in its aftermath.
A 55-year-old man riding a motorcycle was killed and his companion riding on a motorcycle behind him was injured in a crash. According to the police investigation, the man who died lost control of his bike when he hit a pothole, hit a Honda Accord and then was thrown from his bike. He hit a guardrail and died. The man behind him skidded in trying to avoid colliding with the first bike, was injured and hospitalized. The investigation continues.
While people who get on a motorcycle undoubtedly know the risks they're facing, that doesn't mean they don't have rights when there is an accident. A person who is in an accident while riding a motorcycle can suffer catastrophic injuries, face serious medical costs, long-term damage, the possibility of being unable to work and the need for extensive care. If there is a fatal motorcycle crash, the family left behind will have to deal with the loss of a loved one, the possible financial ramifications and the emotional upheaval that comes from an untimely death. It's imperative that a full investigation be conducted so those who were affected will have all the information available as they seek to move forward with litigation.
In this case, a man was killed when his motorcycle crashed. The investigation indicates that he might have hit a pothole before losing control and being thrown from the bike. The family needs to know what happened and who they can pursue for liability so they can consider a legal filing. For that, they should contact a qualified legal professional as soon as possible.
Source: wkrn.com, "Police: Pothole factor in fatal motorcycle crash on Briley Parkway," Mar. 8, 2015