A Wall Street veteran who had worked at a division of Shearson Lehman/ American Express for twenty-five years died recently in Florida after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a vehicle that had turned into his lane of traffic. According to an article from the New Jersey Record, the 61-year-old executive — who had homes both in New Jersey and in Florida — was described as very friendly and generous. It was said that he was very safety conscious when riding his motorcycle.
Unfortunately, when motorcycle accidents occur, the physical damage caused to the rider or riders is usually quite severe. The worst case scenario, as detailed above, is a wrongful death. For those who survive, injuries can range from road rash to head, spine or other serious personal injuries.
Many times, drivers of other vehicles and even juries in wrongful injury motorcycle accident cases fail to realize that a motorcycle has as much right to the road as a car or truck does. This failure can be disastrous when it involves drivers who aren’t looking out for motorcycles on the road and it can have negative impacts when a personal injury or wrongful death motorcycle accident case goes to court.
At DDB Law, we are aware of the importance of educating juries about laws of the road and how victims of motorcycle accidents are really victims of negligence. We have a record of getting compensation for those who suffer personal injuries in motorcycle accidents or for the survivors of wrongful death motorcycle accident victims. We are ready to put our experience at work for you. For more information, contact us.