Many times when we talk about motorcycle accidents, we discuss the issue as it relates to sharing the road with other vehicles. We talk about the lack of safety features for motorcyclists and the increased dangers of colliding with much larger vehicles. We also mention how passenger cars and trucks often do not see motorcyclists. However, we do not want to give the impression that motorcyclists are only at risk of accident with other vehicles.
A fatal motorcycle accident occurred recently in South Carolina when two motorcyclists crashed. Specific details on the accident are scarce, but it has been confirmed that the deceased victim was a young man from central Virginia. The accident occurred just after midnight, and there is no information available regarding the other driver's condition. Police believe that alcohol was likely not involved in the accident.
There are absolutely instances in which motorcyclists are involved in accidents with other motorcycles, and many of the same dangers and risks apply. In fact, in many ways the dangers are simply doubled because multiple members of the accident face a lack of safety features, and both are likely to suffer serious or fatal injury. Fortunately for victims of such motorcycle accidents, their rights are the same as well.
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If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, it does not truly matter what other type of vehicle was involved. Certainly there are other legal factors and potential liabilities if a truck was involved, but ultimately the law holds the same stance: victims of accidents do not have to pay for another person's negligence. If you can prove that the other driver was negligent in the accident, you could be entitled to compensation. Professional legal assistance can help you prove your case. Please schedule an initial consultation today by calling toll free at 877-652-1553 or by contacting our Fairfax, Virginia, law office online.