Unfortunately, motorcycle riders can be victims of careless or inattentive drivers and the consequences can be devastating. In a nearby Ohio community north of the Cincinnati area, a motorcycle accident recently resulted in serious injuries to the motorcycle rider. The motorcycle accident occurred as the driver of a passenger vehicle was turning onto the road the motorcycle was travelling on. The driver of the passenger vehicle was stopped at a stop sign but failed to yield as she proceeded from the stop sign onto the road the motorcycle was travelling on.
Following the motorcycle accident, the 35-year old motorcycle rider was listed in critical but stable condition. The motorcycle accident remains under investigation. Too often motorcycle riders are injured by drivers who are inattentive or careless. Sadly, the failure to yield is a common cause of motorcycle accidents as drivers do not take the time to carefully observe the roadway and may not see motorcyclists. In other circumstances, inattentive or distracted drivers can also cause serious motorcycle accidents.
When a motorcycle accident victim has been unexpectedly harmed in a motorcycle accident, legal resources are available to protect them. Motorcycle accident victims can seek compensation from the negligent driver responsible for the accident for the physical, financial and emotional damages suffered in a motorcycle accident. Victims may find they need help with the medical expenses and lost wages they suffer as a result of the accident. Pain and suffering damages may also be available to them following a motorcycle accident.
When a motorcycle accident has been carelessly caused, it is helpful for victims to be familiar with the legal remedies available to them as they begin the sometimes long recovery process following a motorcycle accident. Because motorcycle accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, the legal process provides options for the protection of victims that victims.
Source: Journal-News, “Motorcycle rider in critical condition after serious crash in Middletown,” Ed Richter, March 16, 2018