There are so many good and positive reasons that Orange County residents decide to travel by motorcycle. One great reason is the feel of the open-road. Also, more practically, the gas mileage and effect of the environment is less and thus attractive to many travelers. Others use motorcycling as a time to bond with friends and family.
For all the positive aspects of motorcycling, there are also the downsides. For those who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, they know how dangerous motorcycles can be. Oftentimes, it isn’t the motorcyclist or the bike that causes the motorcyclist’s untimely death. The real danger is the other motor vehicles traveling alongside, and sometimes colliding, with motorcyclists.
People are more distracted then ever and this has led to incidences of inattentive driving in the wrongful death of a motorcyclist. Distracted driving could look like cell phone use while driving, eating or even putting on make-up. Anything that takes a driver’s attention away from the road can quickly cause a motorcycle accident resulting in the motorcyclist’s sudden and early death. Families of lost loved ones often wonder what can be done to rectify the financial situation for a loved one’s family after their premature death.
At Easton & Easton LLP, we take motorcycle accidents seriously as the consequences can be so disastrous for the motorcyclist and their family. Motorcyclists have every right to safety on the road as anyone else. Oftentimes, collisions with motorcyclists are due to a careless or inattentive driver. While they may not have meant any harm, their actions could have contributed to the motorcyclist’s death and should be noted as such.