Individuals have the option to choose any mode of transportation to travel. Weather permitting, some may choose to bike or ride a motorcycle, while others may find driving a car more convenient. Regardless of a chosen mode of transportation, all must learn to share the road with each other, be aware and cognizant of each other’s presence, and most importantly, obey all existing traffic laws. Unfortunately, despite all the necessary precautions, accidents may still happen.

According to authorities, recently a Billings, Montana, motorcyclist was killed when a car hit his motorcycle. The investigation is on-going, but preliminary reports indicate that a 55-year-old motorcyclist, who was riding a Harley Davidson, was killed when his Harley was rear-ended by a car driven by a 36-year-old woman. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 am. Both vehicles were travelling in the same direction when the motorcycle accident happened. As a result of the collision, the 55-year-old man was thrown from his Harley into a ditch. He was transported to a nearly hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Statistically, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer serious injuries and more likely to be killed in accidents on the road. Regardless of the statistic, the untimely loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another is very difficult to imagine and comprehend. Although it is unclear in this case whether negligence was a factor in causing the accident, any motorcyclist who has suffered injury due to the negligence of another or a family that has lost a loved one may want to contact a personal injury lawyer to have the specific facts of one’s case evaluated, and to discuss legal options.

Depending on the type of personal injury lawsuit, an injured party may be entitled to damages and compensation to cover items such as medical expenses stemming from the accident, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium, funeral and burial costs and more.

Source: KBZK, “Victim of Billings crash identified,” Sept. 11, 2013