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.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Department is looking for any information on a hit-and-run accident that took place on U.S. 17-92 near Lake Alfred. The Sheriff’s Office has not made a definite statement regarding the make and model of the car that fled the scene, but reports that it might be a silver or metallic Ford. The car will definitely exhibit front end damage.
The crash took place early Wednesday morning before 5:30 am. The victim, Eric Joseph Alexander, was traveling on U.S. 17-92 when a car struck him from behind, throwing him from his scooter. Alexander was rushed to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he was in critical condition. Again, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 with any information.
When a motorcycle or scooter gets hit by a larger vehicle, the damage can be especially serious. When the other driver demonstrates reckless and negligent behavior by failing to stop, the demand for justice is even greater. If you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact DDB Law. Our firm has specific experience in motorcycle accident claims, and we won’t stop working until our accident victims receive the compensation they deserve.
Source: Winter Haven News Chief, “Man on Scooter Injured in Lake Alfred Hit-and-Run,” Stephanie Allen, August 14, 2013.