Staten Island has many motorcyclists on the road. While most drivers of conventional vehicles will pay strict attention to those on motorcycles and take the necessary steps to ensure that they are safe, accidents still happen. A motorcyclist is inherently at risk to severe injuries and death when there is a crash with a car. Therefore, motorcyclists who are injured in a crash or those who lose a loved one in motorcycle accident should be aware of the financial and personal costs that accompany them. They should also be aware that a lawsuit may help them in the aftermath.
A crash between a motorcycle and a car killed the 26-year-old rider. The accident happened when a vehicle was attempting to execute a left-hand turn out of a parking lot and onto the road where it collided with the motorcyclist. The driver of the vehicle, age 46, stayed at the scene as law enforcement investigated and the rider was attended to by emergency personnel. The rider was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead. The investigation is ongoing to determine if there will be any charges against the driver.
People who are injured in motorcycle accidents will often face massive medical expenses from the necessary treatments. That can include hospital stays, surgical procedures, the need for extended care and more. The family could be confronted with financial hardship due to the loved one no longer being able to contribute financially and in other ways. When there is a fatality, these issues are compounded. There will be funeral expenses, loss of companionship, the emotional toll of an unexpected death and various other issues. A legal filing may be one strategy that allows victims to adequately recover for the losses.
Motorcyclists are in constant danger when out on the road. Inattentive drivers, a failure to yield, recklessness and other factors can place riders in jeopardy. After an accident, those who have been affected should determine whether they can seek compensation.
Source: silive.com, "Man, 26, killed after motorcycle collision in Grasmere," Paul Liotta, Feb. 21, 2018