A motorcycle accident is often tragic, as a motorcyclist has little protection from his or her environment. One recent motorcycle accident in North Georgia has resulted in tragedy for one family that lost its loved one in late January. As the man's loved ones deal with the emotional turmoil stemming from their loss, they may also find themselves facing financial turmoil.
The accident occurred Jan. 31 in Fort Oglethorpe, near Georgia's northern border, at an intersection on U.S. Highway 27. According to the report, the motorcyclist was in the northbound lane and a pickup truck, driven by a 74-year-old man, was in the southbound lane. The accident occurred when the truck's driver attempted a left-hand turn, causing the two vehicles to collide.
Local law enforcement officials were still unsure of who was at fault in the accident when the report was written. They were continuing to investigate in hopes of determining whether one driver failed to yield to the other. They did know, however, that speed was not a factor in the accident.
Should the officials determine the truck driver acted negligently when he attempted his left-hand turn, the family members of the deceased victim of the motorcycle accident may decide to pursue wrongful death compensation. In order for a Georgia court to award compensation, proof of negligence must be presented. Most who decide to pursue this type of legal action seek the assistance of experienced personal injury attorneys who can help gather information and build cases to support families' wrongful death claims.
Source: northwestgeorgianews.com, "Man dies in motorcycle crash in Fort Oglethorpe," Adam Cook, Feb. 2, 2016