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Risk to motorcyclists evident after fatal crash with truck

In New York City, motorcyclists and other vehicles must share take steps to share the road and ensure everyone's safety. The reality, however, is that the number of vehicles on the road make it difficult to maintain safety. This is especially true when there are large trucks and motorcycles in the same space. There are numerous ways in which motorcycle accidents can occur. When there is a crash, there is a good chance that there will be injuries and fatalities to the motorcycle rider. After the accident, the person and his or her family must remember their rights and consider a legal filing to be compensated.

A 28-year-old motorcyclist died after he was hit by a large truck. The accident occurred at around 7 a.m. According to law enforcement, the truck was heading north and tried to make a right turn when it hit the motorcycle. Emergency personnel were called and the motorcyclist was found in the street with head and body trauma. He was unconscious and unresponsive. He was taken to the hospital and declared dead. The trucker, 50, remained at the scene. No charges have been filed yet, but the investigation is ongoing.

When there is a motorcycle accident, the results are often bad for the rider. The lack of protection that a motorcyclist has leaves a significant amount of vulnerability even if protective gear is worn. If the rider survives the crash, there is a chance that he or she will have broken bones, cuts, spinal cord damage, head injuries and more. This can lead to massive medical bills, lost wages, the need for care 24/7 and other problems. A legal filing is often the only way to be covered for all that was lost as insurance companies rarely pay enough in a settlement to help.

In this accident, a motorcycle rider died after he was hit by a truck. Accident investigations are often the key to a legal filing. Perhaps the accident came about because the driver committed a failure to yield. There could have been distractions at play or some other violation. For the motorcyclist's family, a lawyer can assist with examining the crash, accruing evidence and moving forward with litigation. This is the first call that should be made.

Source: bkyner.com, "Motorcyclist Killed in East Williamsburg Collision," Paul Stremple, Nov. 7, 2017

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