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Motorcyclist dies from injuries after driver's failure to yield

Certain safety precautions are taken by motorists every day to avoid collisions. Even when a driver abides by the rules of the road, the carelessness of another driver could lead to a serious or even fatal crash. Failure to uphold a standard duty of care is often the cause of an accident, and whether it is due to speeding, texting while driving or failing to follow road signs and signals, these negligent acts could significantly affect the lives of many.

Turning vehicle causes fatal motorcycle crash

During the summer months, residents in Louisiana note an increase of individuals and families traveling in the state. Major cities might have more tourists, which also means more traffic in the area. Some of these vehicles might include motorcycles. Whether they are traveling in a large group or solo, these small vehicles can sometimes go unnoticed by other drivers. This could cause a major collision between the two, resulting in either a serious or fatal motorcycle crash.

Motorcyclist struck and killed by negligent driver in Louisiana

Louisiana drivers will often encounter motorcycles on the roadway throughout the year. The summer months often mean an increased amount of bikers on the roads, especially during the late night hours. These small vehicles sometimes go unnoticed by other drivers due to their capability of hiding in blind spots. If a negligent driver fails to check a blind spot, signal a turn or yield to oncoming traffic, a serious or even fatal motorcycle accident could occur.

Automobile-motorcycle accident claims the life of motorcyclist

Whether it is to enjoy a nice day or travel across the country, motorcyclists are seen frequently traveling on various roadways. These small vehicles often go unnoticed due to their small size. Drivers should take extra caution during the warmer months because a larger amount of motorcycles are on the roads. Drivers should double check their blind spots, utilize their mirror and check oncoming traffic before turning or maneuvering between lanes. If a driver is negligent or distracted, they could easily collide with these small vehicles, injuring or killing the rider.

Motorcyclist struck and killed on Louisiana highway

Whether it is due to warm weather, to travel across country or as a hobby, motorcyclists can be seen traveling around and through Louisiana. These small vehicles can easily go unnoticed if drivers do not check their mirrors, blind spots and oncoming traffic. Failure to do so could cause a serious or even fatal collision. A motorcycle accident often ends tragically due to the lack of safety features. Although motorcyclists should wear a helmet, the impact of a vehicle could easily throw them off their bike causing them to be in critical condition.

Driver collides head-on with two motorcyclists, killing one

Motor vehicles are considered very useful and rather safe, but an inattentive driver could easily cause an automobile to become severely dangerous. This is especially true when motorcycles are traveling near the distracted driver. Drivers should always be aware of their surroundings and double-check their blind spots for these small vehicles. Failure to check for nearby or on-coming motorcyclists could lead to a serious motorcycle accident.

Louisiana man killed after truck collides with his motorcycle

Residents in Louisiana travel by motorcycle for various reasons. Whether it is to get to work, run an errand or for pure enjoyment, motorcyclists are often at a higher risk of being involved in an accident than other drivers. The small size of a motorcycle can cause them to go unnoticed. Drivers should always be aware of their surroundings. If they fail to check their blind spots, utilize turn signals or yield to other drivers, a motorcycle accident could ensue.

Fatal motorcycle crash kills one on Louisiana highway

One benefit of living in the south is the warm weather that is present most of the year. Due to clear road conditions and great weather, residents in Louisiana will often witness locals and tourists traveling by motorcycle. Although this is common, some drivers might not be aware that they are on the road. This is often due to their small size and ability to hide in blind spots. This makes it especially important for motorcyclists to avoid blind spots and for drivers to check their mirrors, blind spots and oncoming traffic before changing lanes or making a turn. Making a negligent maneuver could lead to a serious motorcycle accident.

Louisiana motorcycle accidents can cause death, injuries

A motorcyclist who goes for a joy ride but ends up dying in a fatal accident typically leaves behind family members who grieve and are traumatized by the tragic situation. Motorcyclists and those who ride with them in Louisiana are at risk for injury or death in motorcycle accidents because a motorcycle provides little protection against other larger automobiles. When a motorcyclist loses his or her life as a result of someone else's failure to abide by traffic laws, this may be considered an act of negligent -- and perhaps even reckless -- conduct. Sometimes financial damages may help to ease the pain and suffering for the surviving loved ones following this type of crash.

Motorcycle accident kills man, seriously injures woman

Bikers and their passengers are particularly at risk for injury or death in motorcycle accidents, compared with other vehicles, because a motorcycle provides virtually no protection in a collision. When a person is injured in a Louisiana motorcycle accident, their family members typically experience a combination of sorrow and anger. It is within the rights of the family of the accident victim to pursue monetary compensation to help to cope with the financial damages resulting from the event -- even if the person who caused the crashed ended up dying in the accident.

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