There are few thrills for a kid that compare with flying down the open road on a bike. In that way, many motorcyclists are like grown-up kids, enjoying the grown-up version of those incredible bicycle rides from their youth. Unfortunately, just like bicyclists, motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injuries and death when they’re involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle of some kind.
A North Carolina driver was recently arrested for an accident that began with her failing to yield the right of way after a motorcycle struck her car just outside Charlotte. The accident occurred on a recent morning when the driver attempted to turn left across South Boulevard and pulled her car into the path of the bike. The force of the strike threw the biker off his ride. He was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
The passenger car’s driver was cited for the traffic offense as well as charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Even when criminal charges are not part of a case in which a driver was at fault for the death of a motorcyclist, however, a claim for financial damages can help the victim’s family or estate begin to recover from a horrible accident.
An attorney can help the victims of motorcycle accidents and the survivors of people killed in them. There are always options if a driver was at fault or someone was equally liable for an injury or loss of life. No one should have to face the financial and emotional consequences of a serious bike crash alone. Talk to an experienced advocate about your claim as soon as possible.