For both pleasure and for transportation needs, motorcycles are a great way to get around. Unfortunately, a motorcycle accident can occur, leading to tragic results.
That was the case in a recent accident that occurred, in which a motorcyclist was killed in Harnett County. The motorcyclist was traveling west on Shady Grove Road when a truck that was traveling east tried to pass another car. The truck struck the motorcyclist head on and the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are still investigating the accident and charges may be possible.
Each year many families are affected by serious accidents due to no fault of their own. These unexpected and tragic events can affect a family in more ways than one. The unexpected death of a loved one often results in financial losses that a family is not prepared for along with the emotional trauma that comes with a death. In the immediate aftermath of such a tragic situation, it is important to document the accident scene and interview witnesses, review police reports and get answers as to what happened to cause the accident. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.
Many times, motorcyclists are injured or killed due to no fault of their own when a collision occurs. If the accident was caused by another person’s negligence, families may have the legal right to pursue a wrongful death claim. It is important for these family members to get more information about their potential legal rights.