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Danger of car-motorcycle accidents shown in fatal Florida crash

There are many motorcyclists in Florida. These riders will take to the open roads on their bikes and enjoy the warm weather and freedom that comes along with the ride. However, the activity can be a dangerous one. Motorcycle accidents are all too common and riders' vulnerability leaves them in danger of severe personal injury, long-term damage and even wrongful death. With these crashes, it is imperative that the case be investigated to determine its cause to help the family with a possible legal filing.

A motorcyclist died when he crashed into a car. The accident occurred early in the morning at shortly before 6:00 a.m. The 28-year-old male rider was heading north on the roadway when a 31-year-old woman heading south turned her 2016 Chevy Malibu into the rider's path. The vehicles collided and the rider was killed at the scene. The driver of the Chevy and her passenger, a 35-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital to be treated.

There is no doubt that riding a motorcycle carries with it a certain amount of risk. But that does not eliminate the need for drivers who are sharing the road with a motorcyclist to adhere to the law and keep a close watch on bikers. A motorcycle crash can lead to major medical expenses, an inability to work, paralysis, brain injury and death. Families who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident must be aware of all the issues they will be confronted with after it has occurred.

In this accident, a motorcyclist was riding when a vehicle turned in front of him leading to a collision. Since he died, the family must consider their options. Discussing a possible legal filing with a lawyer who is knowledgeable about seeking compensation for a motorcycle accident is a wise decision.

Source:, "Tampa motorcyclist dies in crash on U.S. 301," July 12, 2017

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