Posted on July 29, 2016
Motorcycle riders are extremely vulnerable because they are so exposed. Even when a motorcyclist wears a helmet, the rest of his or her body remains exposed to injuries that are often fatal when a motorcycle crash occurs. Some of the most horrible accidents on Louisiana roads are those in which motorcycles are involved.
One such tragic accident recently claimed the life of a 47-year-old biker in New Sarpy. Louisiana State Police reported that the accident occurred on a recent Wednesday when the motorcyclist was eastbound on Airline. When he approached the intersection with East Harding Street, a car entered Airline without yielding. The motorcyclist was reportedly unable to avoid the car that was directly in his path.
Although the biker was wearing a helmet, the crash that followed caused the biker to suffer fatal injuries, and his death was declared at the accident scene. The 38-year-old driver of the car suffered no injuries. Authorities said impairment was not suspected, but the accident investigation was ongoing.
Nothing is more heartbreaking than losing a loved one in a motorcycle crash or any other vehicle accident. The tragedy is even worse if the death was avoidable. While no amount of compensation can change what had happened, the financial expenses after such an accident can be overwhelming. Recovery of the costs related to the loss can be pursued through wrongful death action in a civil court. If negligence can be established before the court, the court may enter a monetary judgment to cover documented financial and emotional losses sustained.
Source: The Times-Picayune, “Montz motorcyclist killed in New Sarpy SUV collision“, Littice Bacon-Blood, Oct. 22, 2015