Florida motorcyclist victim of hit-and-run accident
There are many reasons why a person would be attracted to purchasing or riding on a motorcycle, including the speed and agility of movement combined with the feeling of freedom as the driver and any passenger are uncovered and exposed to the elements. These same factors, however, also create an added risk of serious injury that could result from a motorcycle accident.
This combination of the desirable with the undesirable was demonstrated by recent events surrounding the death of a Florida man. At 71 years old, he was still riding his motorcycle, and it was reported by his wife that he loved riding motorcycles more than anything.
Unfortunately, while engaging in his passion he became the victim of a hit-and-run. An unidentified vehicle apparently rear-ended the man on his bike and dragged his motorcycle for about 250 feet before leaving the scene of the accident.
In a situation where the apparent perpetrator of a motorcycle accident is unidentified and has fled the scene, there are many factors for the victim or the victim’s family to consider. In this situation the victim’s widow and family are dealing with the grief of losing a loved one, coupled with the frustration of not yet being able to seek redress from the driver who allegedly caused the accident.
Often, though, justice delayed is not justice denied. Many times hit-and-run drivers are eventually located, and when they are, they become subject not only to criminal prosecution but also to personal injury and wrongful death claims.
If the identity of the alleged hit-and-run motorist in this case is discovered, then hiring a personal injury attorney who is familiar with motorcycle accidents could provide significant guidance and comfort for the grieving family and assistance in representing their interests.
Source: WTSP, "Search on for vehicle in hit-and-run," Jennifer Titus, July 14, 2014