Car accidents: Biker succumbs to injuries after crash into car

Motorcycle riders are extremely vulnerable because they have none of the protection that occupants of other vehicles have. Whenever car accidents involve motorcycles, the bikers usually suffer more severe injuries. In many cases, their injuries prove to be fatal, such as in a recent Tennessee crash in which a motorcycle rider succumbed to his injuries several days after the accident.

According to a preliminary report by the Chattanooga police, a 25-year-old motorcyclist was northbound on a local roadway at approximately 5 p.m. on a recent Tuesday. As he approached an intersection, a woman who was waiting at the stop sign allegedly pulled directly into his path as she turned left. The biker was unable to avoid a collision and smashed into the rear of the car.

According to police, the driver of the car said she proceeded to turn into the crossing after seeing no traffic when she looked in both directions. Reportedly, the motorcyclist suffered critical injuries, and he was taken to the hospital. Although he managed to cling to life for several days, he succumbed to his injuries on the Sunday following the accident.

Losing loved ones in car accidents is devastating, and having to deal with the unanticipated financial consequences could exacerbate the trauma. Surviving family members may be entitled to pursue recovery of damages through the civil justice system in Tennessee. An experienced attorney can assist with documenting negligence and provide support and guidance throughout ensuing legal proceedings to recover financial losses. It could include expenses related to end-of-life arrangements and medical expenses for the time after the accident and leading up to the death of the victim. Documented claims can also include emotional damages suffered by the victim prior to death and by surviving family members.