In Sarasota and throughout Florida, it is common for motorcyclists to ride through the state and congregate for various motorcycle-related events.
Since the motorcycles can be difficult to see and drivers of passenger cars are frequently not paying strict attention to their actions as they should, motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles are common.
For example, a two-vehicle crash between a motorcycle and a pickup truck caused life-threatening injuries to the rider. The accident occurred not far from a festival for motorcyclists. The rider was going east when a pickup that was turning left went into his path.
The rider was thrown from the bike and seriously injured. A witness stated that the rider was not bleeding significantly, but emergency responders needed to use a defibrillator on his heart. He was hospitalized. The investigation into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing.
Motorcyclists are not protected in the same way as those in passenger vehicles are.
In Florida alone, there is an average of as many as 7,000 motorcycle crashes. It is unavoidable that there will be lifelong injuries and death from these motor vehicle accidents. Riders can suffer head injuries, paralysis, lose limbs and face medical costs and other challenges for an extended period if not for the rest of their lives. Passenger vehicles are responsible for keeping a close eye on motorcycles, yielding to them, not turning in front of them and other safety-inducing strategies. After an accident, those who have been impacted should remember they have the right to seek compensation in a lawsuit.
A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after a pickup truck allegedly turned in front of his bike. While law enforcement investigates the case and the rider tries to recover, it is essential that he and his family understand the problems they can face after this crash. They should contact a law firm experienced in motor vehicle accidents to pursue compensation in a lawsuit.