On behalf of Ladah Law Firm, PLLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
Driving any type of vehicle can be considered a dangerous activity, which is why certain tests have to be passed before a person can acquire the credentials to operate a motor vehicle of any kind. This is particularly true with operating a motorcycle. Those who drive motorcycles recognize the dangers of riding and often take extra precautions when doing so. This, however, may not keep the operator of a motorcycle out of harm’s way, as it only takes the slightest mistake while operating a bike to cause serious damage.
In Reno, Nevada, a man who was on a motorcycle recently was pronounced dead after he crashed into a car that was attempting to make a left-hand turn. Apparently, the man on the bike was speeding on the roadway when he hit the car, which resulted in a fatal motorcycle crash. The motorcyclist could not stop in time to avoid the car and thus collided with it, causing his death. The police investigation did not find there to be drugs or alcohol related to the accident.
In the abovementioned accident, it appears that the person riding the bike lost control and hit the car. However, the investigation is not yet complete. In motorcycle accidents in which a motorcyclist is struck and seriously injured or killed and it is the fault of the person driving the car, the victim or the victim’s family can bring legal claims for damages or a wrongful death suit, depending on the circumstances. The courts are available in accident cases to make the victims in the accident whole, if it is determined to be legally appropriate.
Source: KOLO 8 News Now, “Name Released of Motorcyclist Killed in Crash,” Feb. 20, 2014
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