With the number of motorcycles on the road throughout Missouri, drivers should be so accustomed to them and aware of their presence that they make sure to give them enough room to ride and everyone stays safe. Unfortunately, that does not always happen and there are motorcycle accidents. Given the way a motorcyclist is unprotected by a conventional vehicle, a crash can cause severe injuries and death. Often, these accidents occur because the driver of a normal vehicle has committed failure to yield. When there has been a motorcycle crash with injuries and fatalities, the family must think about the future and consider a legal filing for compensation.
A young motorcyclist died when he was involved in a crash with a Jeep. The accident occurred in the mid-afternoon at around 2:30 p.m. According to the investigation, the 19-year-old rider on a 2003 Kawasaki was heading east. The 2013 Jeep, being driven by a 73-year-old man, went into the motorcycle’s path at the intersection. The rider attempted to evade the Jeep, but crashed into it. He was taken to the hospital and declared dead. The investigation is continuing.
People who ride motorcycles will understand the risks they face when they go on the road. Still, they and their families will not think that there will be a crash and they will suffer severe injuries or die when doing something they love. It does happen and it is often caused by drivers who are not paying attention to what they are doing when they are driving or do not focus on their surroundings. If the rider survives the accident, there is a good chance there will be lasting damage including back injuries, brain trauma, torn muscles, broken bones and more. This can result in massive medical expenses and a radically changed life. When there is a fatality, the family left behind will need to think about how they will deal with the future after a loved one dies unexpectedly. A legal filing might be the only way to be adequately compensated.
A motorcycle rider in his late teens died when a Jeep apparently did not yield and ran into the rider’s path in an intersection. There was as crash, the rider suffered catastrophic injuries and later died. As the investigation moves forward, the young man’s family should protect its interests by speaking to a law firm that has experience in assisting an injured motorcyclist and his or her family. This is the first step toward being compensated in a lawsuit.