Posted on July 29, 2016
Riding a motorcycle down the highway is supposed to be relaxing, peaceful and beautiful. Motorcycling is often an excellent way to get to and from school or work with minimal cost. While the advantages of motorcycling are many, motorcycles can be extremely dangerous at times. In fact, when motorcycling becomes dangerous, it is not always the fault of the motorcyclist, which is a common misconception regarding motorcycle accidents. A driver who acts negligently on the road can easily cause a motorcycle accident, leaving a rider seriously injured or deceased, as was the case in a recent accident in Louisiana.
In Vermilion Parish, a motorcyclist lost his life after colliding with another vehicle. The motorcyclist was a 35-year-old man from Lafayette. At the time of the crash, he was traveling on Louisiana 82.
Apparently, the crash occurred when a vehicle turned in front of the motorcyclist. According to authorities, it was a collision that the motorcyclist could not have avoided. The accident is under investigation at this time to determine the exact cause of the accident. Reports do not yet state who the driver of the car is or whether he or she will be criminally charged in this case.
Whether a Louisiana resident is an injured victim or a loved one of a deceased victim, it may be possible to seek compensation for associated losses. Seeking professional assistance regarding a legal remedy for holding a negligent driver responsible may not be at the forefront of a victim’s mind or even a victim’s grieving family member’s minds, but it can make a huge difference in moving forward after such a tragic loss from a motorcycle accident. Obtaining compensation may help one secure a sense of justice and closure, while also allowing for much-needed financial relief.
Source: ksla.com, “Motorcyclist dies in Vermilion Parish accident“, July 11, 2015