Wrongful Death And Motorcycle Accidents
While many assume that motorcycle riders are reckless drivers who do not obey the rules of the road, the truth is that the majority of motorcycle riders are knowledgeable, conscientious drivers who follow the rules of the road and who are very familiar with safe riding techniques and safety gear. More often than people think, it is the drivers who do not know how to share the road with motorcyclist that cause deadly motorcycle accidents. In some cases, a fatal motorcycle accident should be followed by a wrongful death lawsuit.
Here are just a few ways that a car or truck driver can cause a motorcycle accident:
- A driver on I-95 in Virginia does not check his blind spots before switching into the left lane. He merges into a motorcycle rider who is killed during the collision.
- At an intersection in Richmond, a truck driver makes a left turn during a green light without checking for small vehicles approaching from the other direction. A motorcyclist with the right of way slams into the side of the turning truck and suffers fatal neck and back injuries.
- On I-81 near Virginia Beach, a van is traveling closely behind a motorcycle, not understanding that motorbikes need more room to stop safely than other vehicles. When the tailgating vehicles strikes the motorbiker’s back wheel, the rider is ejected from his bike and killed.
If you believe that your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of someone else, you may have a Virginia motorcycle wrongful death case. For more information, contact us today.