The experience of having a loved one killed in a motorcycle accident in Connecticut can cause people to be distressed and shocked. Motorcyclists are especially at risk for injury or death in vehicle crashes, compared with other vehicles, because a bike offers no protection in a crash. Although fatal motorcycle accidents can lead to criminal charges, criminal charges may not be enough in the situation of the loss of a loved one. The family members of a deceased loved one can also seek monetary damages through a wrongful death claim to experience closure in the tragedy.
One motorcyclist in Connecticut was recently killed when a woman hit him with her vehicle. The accident happened on Route 5. The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital where he later died.
The woman seemingly who struck the motorcyclist suffered no injuries. She faces a charge of following too closely. Her other charge is illegally operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
The driver will have to respond to the charges she faces. In addition, this motorist may face legal challenges in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. This is because the family of the motorcyclist who died has the right to file a lawsuit seeking financial damages that could help to cover funeral expenses, end-of-life expenses, and other costs connected to the fatal accident. The charges that have been filed against the driver who allegedly caused the accident may be used to establish liability in a wrongful death suit in Connecticut.
Source: NBCConnecticut.com, Woman Charged in Connection With Fatal Enfield Crash, Ari Mason and LeAnne Gendreau, Sept. 30, 2013