Louisiana motorcyclists face consistent danger when out on the road. The risks are inherent due to the recklessness, negligence and behaviors of drivers of conventional vehicles. To make matters worse, motorcyclists are exceedingly vulnerable to injuries and wrongful death when they are in a crash. After a fatal accident, the family that is forced to cope with the unexpected and untimely loss of a loved one will want answers. A legal filing can help to get those answers and recover compensation for the fatality.
A crash in Slidell, Louisiana, between a motorcycle and a pickup truck led to the death of the rider. The accident happened in the mid-evening at approximately 6:30 p.m. According to the law enforcement investigation, the rider of a 2003 Yamaha and the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado were both heading in the same direction. The driver of the Chevy, an 18-year-old male, tried to make a U-turn and went into the rider’s path. The rider, a 59-year-old male, crashed into the side of the Chevy. His injuries were fatal. The case remains under investigation with toxicology reports expected soon.
A fatal accident such as this can leave the family left behind reeling. The funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and loss of income can all have a negative impact on their lives. Drivers must be vigilant of motorcyclists, yield when the rider has right of way, and make sure to be safe and predictable. Given the lack of protection that a rider has, any crash can cause massive injuries and death. For the family left behind, they must make certain their interests are protected by enlisting the help of a qualified wrongful death law firm.