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Florida fatal accident with car claims life of motorcyclist

When a Florida motorcyclist heads out onto the road in Brevard and throughout the state, there are numerous risks that he or she takes. Riding a motorcycle might be an enjoyable activity with the fun outweighing the dangers, but that does not eliminate the vulnerability that a rider is subject to if there is a crash. Motor vehicle accidents always place those involved in jeopardy, but a motorcycle rider's chances of being in a fatal accident are far more substantial. Those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a wrongful death incident need to know what to do in its aftermath.

A 25-year-old man riding a motorcycle was killed after an accident with a car. The accident occurred at approximately 6:40 p.m. as the car -- driven by an 83-year-old female -- tried to make a left turn when the traffic signal was yellow. The front of her vehicle hit the motorcyclist, killing him. The rider was wearing his helmet at the time of the accident. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

A family who experiences the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident will have a great deal to think about. The person who was killed might have been the one who provided for the family. It could have been a stay at home parent. Or, it is possible that a young person or a cherished elderly relative was the one who died.

No matter who it was, a wrongful death can have extended consequences for those left behind. If the person was hospitalized before dying, there will likely be massive medical expenses. The family could be placed into a situation in which they do not know how they are going to support themselves. Insurance companies do not want to pay anything more than the minimum amount required. Given the vast number of issues that arise after a fatal accident, it is imperative that the family knows how to move forward in seeking compensation via litigation.

In this accident, a motorcycle rider was killed when an elderly driver allegedly turned on a yellow light and crashed into him. Although the investigation into the accident continues, the man's family must take steps to protect themselves. To learn the steps to making a legal filing to be compensated, they should immediately speak to a legal professional experienced in wrongful death cases.

Source: Florida Today, "Palm Bay man killed in motorcycle crash," Nov. 11, 2014

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