When a motorcyclist is on the road, it is important the drivers of passenger vehicles and trucks keep a close eye on them. Since there are many people in Missouri who ride motorcycles, it is taken for granted that all other drivers will share the road safely and make certain to pay strict attention. Unfortunately, people will take for granted that others will adhere to the rules of the road, yield when they are supposed to and take necessary precautions. After a crash, people who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a motorcycle-car crash must think about filing a lawsuit to be compensated.
An afternoon accident between a car and a motorcycle led to the rider’s death. The accident happened at an intersection at around 2:45 p.m. The rider, 47, was heading south when a Kia Rio was turning to head north and they collided. The rider was taken to the hospital and declared dead. There were two people in the Kia. They were not hurt. The driver is being cooperative as the investigation continues.
With any auto accident, there can be severe injuries and death, but that is pronounced with motorcycles. Since riders do not have the same protection as drivers and passengers in conventional vehicles, their vulnerability leaves them susceptible to long-term injuries and death. Many will wear protective gear and operate their bikes as safely as possible to mitigate the risk, but there is little that can be done when a driver is speeding, ignores traffic signals and makes other errors. To understand the cause of the crash, having legal help is imperative for the investigation.
A vehicle is believed to have turned into the path of a motorcycle, causing a crash. The rider was catastrophically injured and died. As the investigation continues, the family of the motorcyclist should protect themselves by having a legal professional investigate the case and take the steps necessary to file a lawsuit.