A motorcyclist died in a Sarasota County motorcycle accident. Police arrived on the scene of the 6:30 p.m. crash to find the biker dead. Another individual was arrested for DUI in connection with the Florida accident.
The motorcycle accident took place on a Thursday along State Road 776. According to police, a sport utility vehicle was heading north in the left lane, while a motorcyclist was going south in the left lane. The sport utility vehicle driver then reportedly turned left and collided with the motorcyclist.
Officials pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the accident scene. They arrested the SUV driver on a DUI manslaughter charge and transported him or her to jail. Police continue to investigate the collision.
How an attorney may help
The surviving loved ones of the deceased motorcyclist may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the SUV driver, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the Florida accident. If the sport utility vehicle driver is convicted on the DUI manslaughter charge, proof of the conviction may be presented in a related civil court proceeding to establish liability in the accident. A successfully fought wrongful death claim might lead to a monetary damage award to cover the motorcyclist’s funeral expenses and the loss of support for the motorcyclist’s surviving dependents. No amount of money can reverse the events leading to the alleged DUI accident, but a monetary damage award may help the motorcyclist’s grieving loved ones move forward from the crash.