A recent accident in Texas serves as a tragic reminder of the importance of safely sharing the road with motorcycles. Motorists in cars and trucks bear the responsibility of knowing how to share space with bikes, including checking blind spots and remembering that they have the right to be on the road. In this crash that resulted in a fatality, a car turned left in front of a motorcycle. The biker died from his injuries.
Vulnerable to serious injuries
Bikers are more vulnerable to serious injuries in a crash because they are largely unprotected from the impact of a collision. Even with protective gear and a helmet, a biker could suffer serious or fatal injuries when involved in an accident with a car or truck. When they occur at a low rate of speed, these accidents often still have tragic results.
According to reports, the driver of the car turned left in front of the bike, which was intending to travel straight. The biker was unable to avoid a collision with the vehicle. Texas law enforcement gave the driver of the car a ticket for failure to yield while turning left.
Options for grieving loved ones
When a family member is lost as the result of the reckless or negligent choices of another motorist, there are legal options available to grieving loved ones. Through a civil claim, they may be able to hold the responsible party accountable for what they experienced, as well as seek appropriate compensation. While this cannot bring a loved one back, it can help a family move forward and cover their losses after this type of tragic event.