People take to the roadways every day, never considering it may be the last trip they ever make. Of all the motorized vehicles on the road today, motorcycles are one of the most vulnerable. For one young motorcyclist in Fayetteville, an evening ride tragically resulted in an accident that ultimately cost him his life. Investigators continue to seek information about what occurred, but the victim’s family may have grounds for a wrongful death suit.
The accident happened around 6:20 p.m. on the All American Freeway between Santa Fe Drive and the Yadkin Road Bridge. According to police, a female walking on the freeway came into the path of the motorcycle that was traveling outbound toward Fort Bragg. The victim managed to travel a short distance after striking the pedestrian before he lost control of the motorcycle.
The victim crashed his motorcycle and was struck by a vehicle traveling on the freeway. The motorcyclist was fatally injured as a result of the collision, while the pedestrian remains in critical condition at a Fayetteville hospital. The driver of the vehicle also involved in the accident was not injured.
When the unexpected death of a loved one occurs, families are often unprepared to cover the associated cost. In North Carolina, a wrongful death suit may help these families recover financial losses resulting from an accident caused by the negligence of another party. Such losses can include medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, loss of wages and additional damages recognized by our laws. A successfully litigated wrongful death lawsuit will not bring back a loved one, but it can help to ease the family’s financial burden, and may even provide a sense of closure to them as they try to come to terms with their loss.
Source: abc11.com, “Motorcyclist killed after hitting pedestrian in Fayetteville,” Dec. 3, 2013, Motorcyclist killed after hitting pedestrian, No author, December 3, 2013