Motorcycle riding is a popular pastime in Arizona, and most riders understand that there are increased risks in the event of an accident because a motorcycle offers little to no protection. Still, very few people who have not been in such a situation can fully realize the devastation a serious accident resulting in severe injuries can have on a family's emotional and financial well-being. When an accident is caused due to the fault of another party and a person is killed, the aftermath can be even worse.
An Arizona man was killed in a motorcycle accident that happened in the afternoon hours of Oct. 1. According to reports, the 44-year-old man was on Highway 95, traveling northbound, when the 94-year-old driver of a 2008 Buick LaCrosse failed to yield. According to police, the woman was attempting to make a left-hand turn into the U.S. Postal Service Highway Station near Seventh Street.
The 44-year-old was reportedly not wearing a helmet and was flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas by helicopter. He was pronounced dead the next morning, but it was not clear what his injuries had been. The 94-year-old was treated at Western Arizona Regional Medical center for minor injuries, and the accident was still under investigation.
In situations where someone is killed while riding a motorcycle because of the negligence of another party, a wrongful death suit may be an option. Monies from these kinds of personal injury lawsuits can help the victim's family deal with substantial medical bills and unexpected burial expenses, and family members may also be awarded compensation for loss of companionship. There are procedures that have to be followed and proof of financial loss that has to be shown, however, and a personal injury attorney can help guide grieving families through their options.
Source: Mohave Daily News, "Motorcyclist dies from injuries" Oct. 03, 2014
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