A motorcyclist recently lost his life in a tragic crash in Arizona. The collision took place early in the morning on a Friday. Sometimes, these types of motorcycle accidents happen due to the carelessness of a fellow driver, in which case, the at-fault driver may be held liable for any injuries and deaths occurring as a result of the crash.
Concerning the recent Arizona crash, police said that the motorcyclist was traveling down a road toward another avenue when a car turned right in front of his motorcycle. As a result, the motorcyclist ended up striking the car. The motorcyclist suffered injuries and was taken to a medical center, where he ended up being pronounced dead.
The person who was driving the car did remain at the accident scene and cooperated with police. Authorities said that the motorcyclist did not have a helmet on at the time of the accident. They also reported that impairment did not seem to be a causal factor in the collision.
If the police’s investigation reveals that the car driver’s negligence caused the fatal Arizona accident, the surviving loved ones of the motorcyclist may choose to file a wrongful death against the car driver, seeking damages. A preponderance of the evidence is required to establish liability before the court hearing this type of liability case. Only then will claims for damages be determined. Monetary awards in cases involving fatal motorcycle accidents can help with covering funeral costs and even the loss of income for surviving dependents. They can also help with addressing pain and suffering, as well as emotional distress stemming from these types of crashes.