Fatal accident claims life of motorcyclist

| Oct 10, 2014 | Wrongful Death

Drivers of conventional vehicles and motorcyclists must make a concerted effort to share the road in Fulton County. While the majority operate their vehicles within the law and safely, there are times in which an accident is unavoidable. With motorcycle accidents, the natural state of a rider places him or her in jeopardy. There’s little protection available in the event of an accident which can easily escalate its severity leading into a fatal accident.

Police were called at approximately to investigate a two-vehicle accident. A Nissan Altima was on the eastbound side of the roadway when the driver tried to turn. It subsequently crashed into a motorcycle that was heading south. The 41-year-old male motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries. The investigation into the fatal accident is ongoing.

When there is the loss of a loved one in a wrongful death incident, the first reaction is often shock and despair. Having to move on without a treasured family member in an unexpected incident is almost too much to bear.

After the emotional issues, there are other problems that have to be accounted for. There might be medical costs for treatment prior to the person’s death. The decedent might have been the one who supported a family or could have played another integral role in the unit. Insurers will often try to preclude a legal filing with a settlement offer early in the process. This rarely covers all the costs and losses the family will have to deal with. Sometimes, the only way to continue caring for the family is to seek compensation through litigation.

In this accident, a motorcyclist died when he was hit by a vehicle that was turning. As the investigation moves forward, it’s important that his family know their rights to seek compensation for his death. For that, they need to contact and discuss the matter with a legal professional experienced in wrongful death cases.

Source: AccessNorthGA.com, “Suwanee fatal involved two vehicles,” Derreck Booth, Sept. 30, 2014

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