Any accident involving a motorcycle has the potential to be devastating for drivers and passengers of the bike. The nature of a motorcycle makes it particularly vulnerable in a motorcycle accident and can set those riding the vehicle up for severe injuries. A motorcycle is small and there is not a protective barrier between the rider and their surroundings.
A fatal motorcycle crash recently occurred in California, when a man who was riding with fellow bike enthusiasts crashed his motorcycle into a roadside tree. The accident occurred shortly before 11:00 in the morning. The man was trying to take a curve on the road and he lost control of his bike which led to the crash.
When an individual becomes a motorcycle accident victim and is fatally injured, their loved ones can often recover compensation for causation of the accident if there was a negligent party. In most one-vehicle accidents, there is no one from which to recover damages. However, it is always a good idea to investigate the scene of the accident and interview witnesses and bystanders.
In this case, the man was out riding with other motorcyclists. This means there may have been another negligent party that led to this man’s death. If so, the liability would lie with that individual, and the loved ones of the deceased would have a reason to attempt to collect monetary compensation from that person.
Every case is different and every case deserves its own analysis and investigation. No form of recovery should be ruled out until all avenues have been exhausted. Entitlement to damages depends on the specific facts of each accident. It is always a good idea gather all of the information for your situation and execute the appropriate analysis and investigation to determine whether recovery is a possibility.
Source: The Cupertino Patch, “Sunnyvale Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident,” Oct. 30, 2012