Colorado residents know that the Colorado offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States. Because of this, motorcycle riding is incredibly popular and most drivers safely share the road with motorcycle riders. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents do occur.
A fatal motorcycle crash recently occurred in Colorado Springs. A Jeep Wrangler was making a left hand turn from Research onto Chapel Hills Drive. While making the turn he struck a Honda Nighthawk that was traveling eastbound on Research. The motorcycle driver was wearing a helmet but died of his injuries. Police are still investigating the accident.
An unexpected loss of a loved one due to a motorcycle accident can be devastating for families. Motorcycle crashes may be more dangerous to riders than accidents involving only cars. The complete exposure to the impact of a crash has motorcycle drivers at a disadvantage in an accident. When a car fails to be vigilant in watching for motorcycles and there is a failure to yield, tragedies can occur. An attorney skilled in personal injury cases can help a motorcycle victim's family recover damages for their tremendous loss and hold negligent drivers responsible. Compensation is available for medical bills, funeral expenses, time away from work, pain and suffering, and other damages. Nothing can bring back the loss of a loved one, but compensation can help families move on with some financial security.
Despite many drivers being vigilant in watching for motorcycles, accidents do occur. Holding negligent drivers responsible for their actions is important in making sure they do not harm anyone else.
Source: Fox News 21, "Motorcycle crash kills Colorado Springs man", Travis Ruiz, June 24, 2014