On behalf of Ladah Law Firm, PLLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Thursday, August 7, 2014.
In a motorcycle crash, the motorcycle accident victim usually takes the brunt of the accident. Because of the size and weight of a motorcycle, the operator of the larger vehicle will often walk away from the accident unscathed, while the operator of the motorcycle will often suffer substantial injuries. That is not to say that this scenario plays out this way all of the time but the likelihood that it will is often fairly high. Those operating motorcycles have to be extra cautious on the roadways.
In North Las Vegas, Nevada an accident occurred in which a truck collided with a motorcycle. The motorcycle driver was taken to the hospital from the scene of the accident. As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist died from the injuries suffered in the accident. Police investigation is ongoing in this particular matter. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident and the driver of the truck was uninjured.
Generally speaking, the victim in a motorcycle accident has the right to pursue a court claim depending on the nature and circumstance of the accident. If the victim of the motorcycle accident sustains an injury resulting from the accident, then he or she can pursue a negligence claim, which would require that all of the elements of negligence be proven. In situations where the victim dies in the accident, then whoever holds the rights to file legal claims on behalf of the victim can do so as long as they have standing in the case. Basically, standing means that the individual bringing the claim has sufficient connection to the case. .
The aftermath of a motorcycle accident is never easy to handle and having to deal with the legal side of things may make it even more difficult. However, being knowledgeable about the process is important.
Source: KLAS TV-Las Vegas 8 News Now, “1 dead in accident in North Las Vegas,” Guy DeMarco, July 28, 2014