When a Connecticut teen is preparing to obtain his or her driver’s license, there is a lot to learn. Though practice and a good education program can prepare a teen driver to pass the road test, statistics show that newly-licensed drivers are at higher risk to be involved in a crash. Even seasoned drivers must use extra caution when traveling alongside a motorcycle on the road, and recently a teen driver was charged with regard to a fatal motorcycle accident.
Last fall, an 18-year-old boy turned left, crossing a lane of oncoming traffic. He struck a 26-year-old Connecticut man on a motorcycle. The rider suffered injuries so severe that he lost his life as a result.
The teen driver that caused the accident was arrested and faces criminal charges of misconduct with a motor vehicle. This means that law enforcement felt there was evidence to suggest the teen driver directly caused the accident as a result of not following traffic laws. Unfortunately, the pending criminal case does little to comfort the family of the man who lost his life.
When a family member is killed in a motorcycle accident, loved ones representing the victim’s estate may want to seek justice in a court of law. Many suffering families turn to an experienced attorney for help with the process. An attorney can help clients laden with medical bills, funeral expenses and other matters that must be handled because of a fatal crash. An attorney can help pursue recovery of any monetary damages to which the estate may be entitled so a family can focus on grieving the loss of their loved one.