As readers of this blog are aware, motorcycle accidents can potentially have a devastating impact on those that are involved. A motorcycle crash need not always involve a motorcycle and an automobile. In one recent incident, a motorcycle accident occurred between a motorcycle and another motorcycle.
A motorcycle accident that recently occurred in California involved two motorcyclists and tragically left both drivers fatally injured. The details of the collision have not been released. However, it is known that one of the drivers who were killed was a 27-year-old Marine. He was survived by his girlfriend and her daughter.
Given the lack of protection provided by a motorcycle, any collision has the potential to cause catastrophic injuries. As this incident has shown, there is also the possibility that one or more of the involved parties could also suffer fatal injuries. However, whether the injuries are fatal or not, an accident of this nature can have a large negative impact on the life of the injured individuals and their loved ones.
The good news is that in these types of situations the injured party and their loved ones could potentially seek compensation. An investigation into the accident will determine whether there was a negligent party. If there was, that party could be held responsible for providing compensation to the injured party. Compensation sought may cover items such as medical expenses, death expenses and lost wages. At times it may also provide a monetary reward for pain and suffering.
The process for obtaining recovery can be difficult, confusing and emotionally draining. However, professional advice is available to accident victims that can help them work through the personal injury lawsuit process in order to make sure that their compensation is maximized and recovered as quickly as possible.
Source: KBTX.com, “Local Marine Dies in California Motorcycle Accident,” April 14, 2014