Motorcyclists are always at risk in collisions with larger vehicles. The greater mass of a truck or automobile combined with the lack of protection afforded by a motorcycle’s design almost always results in severe consequences for the motorcycle rider in such a collision. A recent motorcycle accident near Zephyrhills provides more proof for this sad assertion.
The motorcyclist was headed north on Paul Buchman Highway. A car headed south on the same road pulled out to pass slow-moving traffic. Unfortunately, the driver of the southbound vehicle failed to see the northbound motorcycle. The automobile struck the motorcycle head-on.
The motorcyclist was killed instantly. The driver of the car suffered only minor injuries. Police did not comment on whether automobile driver may have been intoxicated or whether he had been cited for any violations. Also, media reports did not indicate whether an investigation of the accident was still underway.
Wrongful death damages
In such cases, the family of the decedent often wants to recover damages from the negligent driver. In this case, the driver of the automobile appears to have been entirely at fault for the accident. The family of the decedent is entitled to recover damages for funeral expenses and loss of financial support that may have or could have been provided by the decedent.
Anyone who may have lost a loved one under similar circumstances may benefit from consulting an experienced personal injury attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer can provide a helpful evaluation of the evidence and an estimate of the likelihood of recovering damages from the negligent party.