Being on the road in Missouri can be dangerous for everyone whether they are pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists or motorists. While most people will drive safely, accidents are inevitable. Some of these accidents happen because a driver was reckless, negligent, under the influence, distracted, or simply lost control of the vehicle. The most vulnerable motorists are motorcycle riders. With motorcycle accidents, the rider can suffer catastrophic injuries and death. Often, these accidents involve multiple vehicles with many injuries. After a fatality, everyone involved must remember their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

A four-vehicle accident led to the death of a motorcyclist and caused several other injuries. The accident happened when a man in a car crossed the center line and rear-ended another vehicle. The vehicle that was rear-ended hit the motorcyclist and threw the biker off.

The motorcycle hit a fourth vehicle. The rider was declared dead at the site of the crash. The first driver who crossed the center line was seriously hurt and was flown to the hospital via helicopter. A 13-year-old passenger in his vehicle suffered injuries that were said to be moderate and was also taken to the hospital.

A motorcyclist is exceedingly at risk of being an accident victim and suffering substantial injuries. In some cases, the injuries are so severe that it results in death. After a fatality, the family will be confronted with funeral costs and the emotional impact of losing a loved one in an unnecessary manner. A lawsuit is often the only strategy to recover adequate compensation for all that was lost.

Source: sedaliademocrat.com, “March 13 Crash Reports,” Nuria Martinez-Keel, March 12, 2018