Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle riders are some of the most vulnerable people on the roads. They travel at the same speed as other full size vehicles and they use the same roads as full size vehicles, but they have none of the safety features that a full size vehicle has. While a helmet and other clothing commonly worn by bikers do give a certain amount of protection, there are unfortunately many collisions where they provide little help.Types of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
There are many scenarios where a motorcycle rider can be at risk of a fatal injury. Some common examples include:
- Highway Accidents: Any crash that happens at a high speed greatly increases the chance that injuries will be catastrophic. The human body was not meant to withstand collisions at 65 miles per hour. So, without the safety apparatus of a vehicle, motorcycle riders are often killed in highway accidents.
- Truck Accidents: Any crash that happens with a large truck, including a tractor trailer, is very dangerous for someone on a motorcycle. This includes collisions that stem from a truck’s limited visibility and blind spots. Even at low speeds, bikers can be killed by a large truck in many ways, including being run over.
- Intersection Accidents: When two vehicles collide at an intersection at full speed, significant injuries often occur. Two cars traveling in the opposite direction at 35 miles per hour mean that the collision has the same force as a single vehicle crash at 70 miles per hour. With that amount of force, motorcyclists are often killed in these collisions.
If you’ve lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident, you likely have many questions. This includes not only questions about how to pursue a claim against the person that caused the crash, but also simple questions about your every day life. Whether you lost a spouse, a parent, or a child, your life will be changed forever. This change, however, often depends on your individual situation.
- Loss of a Parent: the loss of a parent can have vastly different impacts depending on your age. At any age, you lose the companionship of your parent, which is significant. But, a child losing a parent also bears a financial burden as well.
- Loss of a Spouse: When two people get married, they picture themselves growing old together. This often includes children and grandchildren. What no one thinks about is what happens if your spouse dies young. It creates an emotional and financial burden.
- Loss of a Child: The loss of a child is something no one should have to go through. Whether your child is young or old, there will be a void in your life forever.
If you lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process. At Marcotte Law Firm, we have represented many families who have lost their parent, child, or spouse. We understand not only the financial, but also emotional burden that these families bear. We use that knowledge to hold the responsible person or corporation accountable for their negligence.
For a free consultation, please contact us at (978) 458-1229.