The danger posed by negligent driving behavior amplifies when committed near a motorcyclist. These motorists are extremely vulnerable because they lack the protections afforded to those in passenger vehicles, primarily seat belts and air bags. As a result, those individuals who are involved in a motorcycle accident often suffer the worst consequences, as evidence by a recent fatal wreck right here in Phoenix.
In the recent incident, a 30-year-old man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a semi-truck. The semi-truck was turning at the time of the accident. Police don’t suspect that alcohol or speed played a factor in the motorcycle accident, which leads one to believe that the semi-truck failed to properly yield, which is a common problem related to a lack of motorcycle awareness. The truth of how, exactly, this accident occurred, as well as who is at fault, is unknown. Only a thorough investigation will provide the evidence needed to make that determination.
Sadly, motorcycle accidents like this are more common than many people realize. Victims and their families are often left with significant damages that can have long-lasting consequences. Unexpected medical expenses and lost wages can lead to long-term financial instability, and physical and emotional pain and suffering can be debilitating. This is why it is important for motorcycle accident victims and their families to consider taking legal action when they have been harmed by the negligence of another. Doing so could lead to the imposition of liability and the recovery of compensation, both of which may help a victim and surviving family members turn the page and move on with the stability and closure they need.