Many people in Florida and elsewhere enjoy riding motorcycles, either as a means of recreation or as their primary means of travel. However, because of their relatively small size, other motorists may not see the motorcycle before it is too late, and an accident can cause serious injuries to the motorcyclist simply because the bike does not have the same barriers and safety features passenger cars do. Nowhere is this more evident than in a recent crash in Orange County that claimed the life of a motorcyclist.
Although reports do not provide a lot of detail concerning the accident, it was stated the crash occurred sometime the night of Jan. 8. The Apopka man, described as 51 years old, was driving along Orange Blossom Trail when a car turned into his path. The car was apparently attempting a left turn onto Jones Avenue.
The biker hit the car on the vehicle’s right side. The motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene. No word was given as to whether the driver or any occupants of the car that hit him suffered injuries. The accident is still under investigation.
Nevertheless, the surviving family of the Florida motorcyclist who lost his life may elect to pursue wrongful death claims against the driver of the alleged at-fault vehicle along with anyone else who has ownership interest in the car. Although a successfully navigated claim will not bring back their loved one, surviving family members may receive financial compensation to help with expenses such as medical bills, funeral costs and more. By working with an experienced personal injury attorney, those adversely affected by this preventable tragedy can increase their chances of obtaining a successful outcome.