Posted on July 29, 2016
A Louisiana man died from injuries sustained in a recent motor vehicle accident. The deceased was riding a motorcycle when a sports utility vehicle turned in front of him, causing the accident. The man was taken to a hospital for emergency treatment after the motorcycle crash, but he later died of his injuries.
At this time, law enforcement officers have not filed any charges against the driver of the SUV. However, certain tests are still being run, and apparently toxicology tests were also administered after the accident. The driver may not face criminal charges for the accident, but it is still possible that he or she could be financially liable for the wrongful death of the biker.
Motorcycle accidents often cause serious injuries as bikers are largely unprotected from the brunt of an impact with a larger, heavier vehicle. Bikers have certain rights, and it is important that all drivers know how to properly and safely share the road. Failing to check mirrors before lane changes, being distracted or having a lack of experience driving may contribute to serious accidents that can cause extensive injury or death.
After an accident claims the life of a loved one, family members can be left with emotional trauma and extensive financial expenses. Emergency medical treatment, funeral costs and other unexpected expenses can leave an impact for years to come. Fortunately, Louisiana families may consider a wrongful death claim as a manner by which they can achieve a financial recovery. While no amount of money will bring back a loved one after a motorcycle crash, it can be beneficial to understand all legal options.
Source: thetowntalk.com, “Alexandria motorcyclist dies in Thursday morning wreck“, Melissa Gregory, April 30, 2015