Motorcycle accidents are often serious events that can result in injuries to one person or multiple people. In many situations, if a motorcycle is struck by a larger vehicle, the crash could be a fatal accident, and the surviving family members of the victims must handle the sudden loss of a loved one. If the family feels it could be right for their circumstances, they may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim.
It was recently reported that an accident in Ohio involving a motorcycle and pickup truck proved fatal. Two individuals were reportedly on the motorcycle when it was hit from behind by the truck. The two individuals on the motorcycle were thrown from the vehicle. The driver of the truck attempted to flee the scene, but he was later apprehended by authorities.
Regrettably, the two motorcyclists suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. It was not mentioned whether the pickup truck driver was injured. It was noted, however, that alcohol is being considered a factor. It was not detailed how alcohol may have played a role in the fatal event. It is also unclear whether any charges will result from the accident.
Because two lives were lost in the fatal accident, the families of the victims may wish to consider their legal options. In the wake of such events, wrongful death claims may be helpful to individuals who are facing considerable emotional and financial struggles due to funeral costs and other damages. Such claims could allow parties to seek compensation from the driver deemed at fault for damages permitted under Ohio law.
Source: fox8.com, “Ohio State Patrol: alcohol a factor in crash that killed two“, Ann Domeck, June 21, 2015