A motorcyclist was killed in Florida after a car struck his bike. Authorities arrived on the scene of the 8:45 p.m. accident to discover that the biker was already dead. Another person suffered injuries in the wreck.
Events leading to the motor vehicle crash
The recent Florida accident took place at about 8:45 p.m. According to police, a woman, 19, was driving a sport utility vehicle west along an avenue. Meanwhile, a male motorcyclist, 26, was going east along the road.
Authorities said the SUV driver made a left turn onto an Interstate 75 on-ramp and crashed into the motorcycle. The biker died from his accident-related injuries. The SUV driver suffered minor injuries in the collision.
Legal recourse available following the accident
Authorities may determine through their investigation that the driver of the sport utility vehicle caused the accident by failing to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist. In this situation, the deceased motorcyclist’s surviving loved ones may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the sport utility vehicle driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained as a result of the accident. Liability has to be established, based upon a showing of negligence, before their damage claim will be adjudicated.
If the motorcyclist’s family members are successful in their claim, they may receive monetary damages to cover the motorcyclist’s funeral costs and the loss of support for his surviving dependents. No amount of money can reverse the events leading to the fatal Florida motorcycle accident. However, financial damages may help the motorcyclist’s loved ones experience a sense of justice following the crash.