Summer is creeping up on Georgia, and most residents are surely excited to enjoy some time outside. For motorcycle enthusiasts, the arrival of nice weather is a welcome event. Sadly, in spite of annual national campaigns regarding motorcycle awareness and safety, a driver in another vehicle can cause injury or death to even a seasoned motorcyclist. A recent motorcycle accident made headlines after the victims’ personal details became public.
According to local news outlets, a young couple on a motorcycle was stopped as they waited for an opportunity to safely make a left turn. Before they could do so, a driver following them in traffic failed to stop in time. She crashed into the motorcycle, sending it headfirst into another motorcycle in the oncoming lane.
The driver of the second motorcycle did not suffer serious injuries, and neither did the woman that initially caused the crash, but the couple on the motorcycle were killed. The accident is still under investigation, and at this time police have not gathered enough evidence to decide if the driver whose vehicle struck the motorcycle will be charged with a crime. As details about the couple emerged, the public became aware that the deceased woman, just 31 years old, left behind two young children. Friends and family are trying to raise money to help support the children as they deal with the loss of their parents and the life they knew.
In this case and others like it, the victims’ surviving loved ones may want to consider filing suit in a Georgia civil court. In addition to grief and sadness, a fatal motorcycle accident often creates financial burdens like final expenses, medical bills, and even the costs of raising children that no longer have parents to support them. A favorable verdict may result in a monetary award to help with these and other accident-related costs, and a compassionate attorney will focus on achieving justice for the surviving family.
For more information on how Dozier Law Firm can help you recover from motorcycle, car, and truck accidents near Atlanta, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, wrongful deaths, dog bites, and more, call one of our locations in Macon (478-742-8441), Savannah (912-239-4395), Albany-Tifton (229-299-9590), or Atlanta (404-800-0308). You can also visit us online at https://dozierlaw.com/.