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Death of veteran shows risk of motorcycle and car accidents

On Behalf of | Feb 28, 2019 | Car Accidents, Firm News

No matter how many times Georgia drivers are advised to keep a close watch on the road for motorcyclists, they still tend to forget that riders are on smaller vehicles and are inherently vulnerable to injuries and death in a crash. Unfortunately, motorcycle-car accidents are common on the state roadways. These can happen for a variety of reasons including distracted driving, recklessness, drivers under the influence and a simple matter of not seeing the motorcycle. When there is a fatal motorcycle crash, family members facing the unexpected loss of a loved one must remember they have the right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car. The accident happened after 5 p.m. when the male rider crashed into a vehicle that turned into his path. The vehicle was being driven by a 66-year-old woman. She was trying to turn and apparently did not see the rider. He skidded for a significant distance – approximately 40 feet – before hitting the car. Despite the rider wearing a helmet and protective gear, he suffered catastrophic injuries and died. He had worked as a nurse practitioner after his time in the military. The case is being reviewed by Georgia State Police to decide if the woman should face charges for the crash.

Car accidents can have a profound impact on a person’s life in several ways – financially, emotionally and personally. If there were injuries, there will be medical costs, problems returning to normal, a lack of contribution and other problems. A person’s life – and, by extension, the life of his or her family – can be changed for an extended period. When there is a fatal crash, their lives can be changed forever. Since motorcyclists are unprotected apart from their skill with the bike, their reflexes and the protective gear they might be wearing, it is common for riders to be severely hurt and lose their lives in a crash. Drivers who turn in front of a motorcycle or cause a crash in some other way should be held accountable for their actions in a legal filing.

A man who served in the U.S. military and was a nurse practitioner died when a woman turned her vehicle into his path and the motorcycle and vehicle collided. The man died. As the investigation continues, the rider’s family should think about all they have lost and consider a legal filing with assistance from a law firm that helps clients who have been injured or lost a loved one in car accidents.