Did you know that you are 37 percent more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than other forms of motor vehicle accidents?
This is because motorcycles offer less protections than other vehicles do. Accident victims are killed more frequently, while the injuries they suffer, which can include broken bones, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, can be devastating.
Sadly, on September 27, a 49-year-old was killed in a Chestnut Ridge motorcycle accident. According to LoHud.com, the man was riding on Chestnut Ridge Road on a 1991 Kawasaki when he hit a 2000 Cadillac DeVille, just north of Chestnut Ridge Middle School. The accident occurred at around 7:30 p.m.
The motorcyclist was reportedly unresponsive when paramedics arrived at the scene of the crash, where he was declared dead. The victim was wearing a helmet.
The accident remains under investigation. According to LoHud.com, the crash occurred on a busy stretch of the roadway with a 35 mile per hour speed limit. Some witnesses told the paper that the driver of the Cadillac was pulling out of a mosque at the time of the crash.
Should I talk to an Attorney If My Loved One is Killed in a Motorcycle Accident?
If your loved one has been injured or killed in a Rockland or Bergen County motorcycle accident, you should give our attorneys a call.
If your story indicates that another driver’s negligence contributed to your accident, we can investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.
If your loved one is killed or injured in a motorcycle accident, you could be entitled to damages. This money can help pay for medical treatment for survivors. Additionally, if you lose a loved one, you can attempt to get compensation for the loss of income and companionship.
Drivers have a duty to lookout for motorcyclists. Those who do not should be held liable for any accidents they cause. For more information about motorcycle accident claims, call us today. You can also visit our Facebook page, LinkedIn page, Google+ page or Twitter page.
Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. – Rockland County Injury Lawyers
KGG’s Corner: Last year, more than 12,000 students signed up for motorcycle safety courses in New York.