Fatal motorcycle accident may lead to wrongful death claim

A tragic motorcycle accident which happened on a recent Saturday morning in October at around 10 a.m. resulted in the death of one biker and seriously injured another. The two motorcyclists crashed into each other, sending both bikers down a steep bank. A wrongful death claim may result from the accident once all the facts surrounding the accident have been investigated.

The motorcyclists were traveling on a notoriously twisty route in Tennessee. The road is only 11 miles long, but it has 318 curves in this short stretch.  In the accident report, it is indicated that the motorcycle traveling in front braked for a turn and was then struck by the biker traveling behind him. The bikers fell 50 and 100 feet, respectively.

The 29-year-old deceased was the biker traveling in front. The second biker, a 41-year-old, was stuck for longer than 24 hours down the embankment before other bikers heard him shouting for help. Rescue workers had a difficult time rescuing him. He was then transported by helicopter to a hospital in the area.

According to Tennessee law, the legal estate of the deceased biker may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the other biker. Should the evidence proof that driver negligence was the root cause of the accident, a civil court may rule for the family. Successfully litigated wrongful death claims may provide reimbursement of monetary damages. Any damages awarded may assist the families of deceased victims in recovering from the stress of unexpected expenses caused by a motorcycle wreck or other motor vehicle accident.

Source: timesfreepress.com, "One dead, another injured after motorcycle collision on Tennessee's Dragon", Oct. 18, 2016

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