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Car accidents can be fatal for motorcyclists

Accidents involving motor vehicles can easily cause property damage and even serious injury. This is especially true of car accidents that involve motorcycles. One young biker was recently killed in a collision with a car in Pennsylvania.

Police state that the man was riding his motorcycle as part of a funeral procession for another biker who was killed in a collision earlier in the month. He supposedly fell behind the rest of the group and attempted to close the gap and catch up. While doing so, a woman driving a car in the opposite direction attempted to make a turn in front of him, causing their vehicles to crash.

Though details of the crash itself were few, reports indicate that the young man died from the injuries he suffered. No injuries were reported from the car driver. The funeral procession was delayed by more than half an hour due to the accident. Police continue to investigate.

In similar situations where a victim is killed by another motor vehicle, the surviving family may consider filing a wrongful death claim in civil court against the driver believed to be responsible. When these types of claims successfully establish negligence, families may then be awarded monetary damages that can be used to help pay for medical bills, funeral costs and any other related financial losses. Families who have lost loved ones in car accidents could consult experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about these claims and to obtain assistance in filing them.

Source: NBC Philadelphia, "Fatal Motorcycle Accident Occurs at Funeral for Biker Killed in Earlier Crash", Aug. 8, 2017

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