Earlier this month, two people were killed in a motorcycle accident in Pueblo Country Colorado. One was the driver of the motorcycle and the other was a passenger. The crash occurred when a car was turning left off the highway and collided with a Harley Davidson that was headed west.
One person died at the scene. The other died later at the hospital. Both the driver and passenger of the car were also taken to the hospital and treated for injuries. It is unclear who was at fault for the accident.
Risk of motorcycling
Motorcycling can be a dangerous means of transportation. Due to the nature of open wheel riding, motorcycles provide their drivers with less protection than automobiles. Accordingly, they must be attentive drivers or risk serious bodily injury or death. Resultantly, high medical costs typically follow a motorcycle accident.
If a motorcyclist suffers serious injury due to the negligence of another driver, it will likely be possible to recover the cost of any medical bills, as well as lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. In the event that a motorcyclist does die, their family can still recover by filing a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.
Ultimately, whether a person can recover will depend on who was at fault for the accident. A driver might be considered to have caused an accident if they were driving distracted, changing lanes without signaling, driving aggressively, or tailgating. If who was at fault for an accident is unclear, a law firm will be able to conduct a throughout investigation into the accident and determine the cause of the accident.