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Motor vehicle accidents with motorcycles often lead to fatalities

Since motorcyclists are essentially defenseless when they are in a crash with a car, it is important for drivers of conventional vehicles in St. Louis and throughout Missouri to keep a close eye on their surroundings. Vigilance is a sound way to keep everyone safe, especially motorcyclists. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents can happen without warning and come about for a variety of reasons. When it involves a motorcyclist and a car, the aftermath can result in major injuries and death for the rider. Those who have been affected by a motorcycle crash should know that they have a right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

A crash between a motorcycle and a car led to the death of the motorcyclist. The incident happened at around 9:37 p.m. The investigation shows that the motorcycle rider was heading north as a Chevy Impala was going south. It is believed that the Impala attempted a turn and hit the motorcycle. The rider, believed to be about 41, was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead. The man driving the Impala was uninjured and remained at the scene. He is being cooperative as the investigation moves forward.

Receiving that call from law enforcement that a loved one has died in a motor vehicle crash is one of the most difficult things that a family can face. The immediate reaction will be one of sorrow and personal loss. As time passes, other factors will inevitably come to the forefront including paying for a funeral, confronting the lost wages and lost contribution of the person who died, and the emotional impact of an unexpected death. While a legal filing for compensation will not bring the person back, it can help to move on and make ends meet.

A key to a legal filing after a motorcycle crash is the investigation. Determining how and why a crash happened is a foundational aspect of a legal filing. Although law enforcement will investigate, it is imperative that the family of the person who died has a legal professional to investigate with their interests in mind and take the necessary steps to file a lawsuit. A law firm that has extensive experience in motor vehicle accidents can help with a case.

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