It’s important for motorists in Fulton County to share the road safely with other vehicles. While most drivers are cognizant of others on the road whether it’s a truck, car, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian, it’s inevitable that accidents will sometimes happen. In the worst case scenario, it will be a fatal accident. Frequently, there is a fatality with motorcycle accidents due to the vulnerability of the rider. Any kind of crash involving a motorcycle can end with severe injuries or death.
A 24-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a Chevy Tahoe. The motorcycle was heading south and the 2007 Tahoe was heading north. The driver of the Tahoe turned his vehicle into the path of the motorcycle as he was trying to enter a driveway. The motorcyclist hit the brakes, but still crashed into the Tahoe. He was taken to the hospital where he died. Since the driver of the Tahoe failed to yield to the motorcyclist, he was arrested on charges of second degree vehicular homicide as well as failing to yield.
When there is a fatal accident, there will be many issues that come to the forefront for the family left behind. Along with the emotional difficulty of coming to grips with a wrongful death, there might be financial and personal ramifications that must be dealt with. Insurance companies are most interested in their bottom line and will likely make a settlement offer early in the process to avoid a costly legal case. In most instances, the offer will not be enough to cover the losses suffered by the family and provide adequate compensation.
Although the driver of the Tahoe being arrested and facing charges for his part in the crash might give the motorcyclist’s family some solace after the fatal accident, it will not expedite their ability to get past the loss of a loved one. With the numerous factors that are in play with a wrongful death, it’s important that they take the steps to move forward with a legal filing with assistance from a qualified legal professional.
Source: Patch.com, “Marietta Motorcylist Killed in Buckhead Crash on Sunday,” Justin Ove, Dec. 3, 2014