A motorcyclist was killed when a pickup truck hit his bike in Florida. The truck driver also suffered injuries in the wreck. The accident occurred along U.S. Highway 17.
How the accident happened
The recent Florida crash took place at about 6:04 a.m. Police reported that a man, 63, was driving a motorcycle on the highway, while another man was driving a pickup on a nearby road and tried to make a left turn from the road. The motorcycle then reportedly struck the truck’s left passenger door.
Police said the motorcyclist was ejected from his bike due to the impact of the collision. The man was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The truck driver survived the crash but suffered minor injuries.
How an attorney can help
Officials may determine that the accident occurred due to the truck driver’s failure to yield to oncoming traffic before turning left. In this situation, the family members of the motorcyclist who died in the Florida accident may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the pickup truck driver, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the fatal wreck. Liability must be established, based upon a showing of negligence, before a civil court judge will decide the claim for damages.
If the motorcyclist’s surviving loved ones are successful in their wrongful death claim, they may receive damages to cover the motorcyclist’s burial costs. Damages may also help cover the loss of support for his surviving dependents. Monetary compensation cannot undo the events leading to the fatal accident, but it may help the motorcyclist’s loved ones experience a sense of justice following the Florida crash.