One man died from a motorcycle accident that occurred in Pennsylvania on July 17. The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on 38th Street in Erie. Reports say that the man was riding his motorcycle eastbound on 38th Street when an oncoming vehicle turned directly into his path. The vehicle traveling westbound was being driven by a 67-year-old man who was turning onto Lake Pleasant Road. The motorcyclist suffered critical injuries and was rushed to the hospital by emergency personnel.
The motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries around noon on July 18. The driver inside the vehicle was unharmed in the collision. Police did not issue any criminal charges immediately after the incident, and they were continuing to conduct an investigation into the cause of the crash.
A motorcyclist’s immediate relatives may consider filing a wrongful death claim against a driver in an effort to recover damages that resulted after a fatal wreck. Plaintiffs in wrongful death claims may seek restitution to help account for the loss of support or services, loss of future contribution of income, medical expenses and funeral costs.
In some fatal car accident cases, a lawyer may be able to prove a driver’s negligence. Distracted driving, speeding, violating traffic laws and driving recklessly could be considered as negligent behavior. A personal injury lawyer may assemble the details of a case after reviewing witness statements and official police reports to prove a driver’s liability. A lawyer may also be able to help a plaintiff negotiate a reasonable settlement outside of court as well.
Source: WSEE, “Motorcyclist Declared Dead After Accident In Erie”, Emily Matson, July 18, 2014