Florida residents enjoy riding motorcycles in this state. It is important for drivers of conventional vehicles and large trucks to keep a close eye on motorcyclists to avoid a crash. Since riders are so vulnerable, any accident can lead to catastrophic injuries.
One of the biggest dangers to riders is when a driver of a passenger vehicle is operating under the influence. When there are DUI motorcycle accidents, those who have been hurt or lost a loved one must remember that they have the right to be compensated with a legal filing.
A 56-year-old motorcyclist was killed when he was hit by an alleged drunk driver. The accident happened at around 5 p.m. According to the investigation, the 29-year-old female driver of a 2013 Hyundai was heading south and turned left. As she turned, the vehicle went in front of the rider’s Harley-Davidson.
The vehicles collided, and the rider was thrown from his bike. He was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead. The woman was found to have been under the influence and was arrested. She also had two children in the vehicle, an 18-month-old and a 2-year-old. They were unhurt.
Regardless of how careful motorcyclists are and how much protective equipment they wear, they will be in jeopardy of severe injuries and death when there is a crash. Often, these accidents are because drivers are distracted, are reckless, are negligent, or are under the influence. When the rider is lucky enough to survive, he or she can have spinal cord damage, head trauma, broken bones and more.
These injuries can be life-changing, cost a fortune in medical expenses, and leave them with problems getting back to work. When there is a fatality, the family will deserve answers as to how and why it happened and has the right to seek compensation for funeral costs and all they have been deprived of because of the crash.
As the case moves forward, the rider’s family should think about the future by contacting a law firm that has experience in motorcycle accidents and wrongful death claims to determine how best to file a successful claim and be compensated.