Motorcyclist Dies After Car Turns in Front of Him
We were saddened to learn about the recent death of a motorcyclist. The man was riding his motorcycle on West Hatcher Road when a car made a right turn in front of him. He was unable to brake in time or swerve to miss the vehicle since it happened so suddenly. He crashed and was thrown from his motorcycle. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police closed down Hatcher Road between 7th and 11th Avenues for several hours. The driver who turned in front of the motorcyclist did stay and cooperate with the investigation. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.
Unfortunately, we hear about this type of accident all too often. Motor vehicle drivers fail to look carefully for motorcycles and do not yield to them at intersections or while turning out of driveways and parking lots. When drivers fail to yield, it forces motorcyclists to swerve abruptly, brake sharply or even lay down their bikes to avoid a T-bone or head on collision. This leads to serious injuries and even fatalities, as seen in this recent crash.
Motorcycle crashes can result in broken bones, concussions, neck and back injuries, road rash, and other very serious injuries. If the motorcyclist survives, he can face a lifetime of rehabilitation and debilitating pain and suffering. Motorcycle crashes also aren’t limited to when someone pulls out in front of them; there are also accidents caused by rear-ending, changing lanes and side-swiping, running red lights and more.
The Husband and Wife Law Team has helped numerous motorcyclists who were hurt in accidents over the past two decades. We work hard to investigate the crash, look into who was responsible, determine what type of insurance they have, and negotiate with the insurance company to pay for the costly medical and rehabilitation bills that the victim faces. If the victim dies, we work to negotiate a settlement on behalf of his family for funeral costs, lost wages and more. Please contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation, so we can determine whether or not you have a case.
Our team also participates in local events to increase motorcycle safety awareness and teach motor vehicle drivers to share the road. It’s important that drivers understand how to look for motorcyclists, how much distance to maintain between their car and the other vehicle, and how to avoid causing accidents.