Anytime there is a collision between a car and a motorcycle, there is a greater chance the motorcyclist will be more seriously injured due to the difference in the vehicles. Motorcycle and car accidents that lead to injuries can also lead to civil suits where victims can get the monetary damages they need to move forward after an accident. A recent motorcycle versus car accident in Indiana was so severe, the motorcyclist lost his life.
The accident happened just after noon on a Friday. An 80-year-old man was behind the wheel of a Buick and was in the process of making a left turn. He reportedly drove into the path of a motorcycle that was being operated by a 32-year-old man.
The motorcyclist died from severe head trauma after being transported to an area hospital. The Buick driver was not injured in the crash. Toxicology tests were conducted but police do not think alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident. The investigation into the accident was said to be ongoing.
If the Buick driver is deemed culpable for the accident after an investigation, the family of the deceased motorcyclist can pursue civil action in an Indiana civil court. For those who have been victims in car accidents, this process may seem overwhelming but could prove quite beneficial. A successful civil suit can lead to the awarding of monetary damages that could help a victim or a family left behind deal with medical bills, lost wages, funeral costs or other expenses caused by a car or motorcycle accident.
Source: jconline.com, ” One dead after Friday crash on McCarty Lane“, Domenica Bongiovanni, July 4, 2015