Mystery Motorcycle Accident Kills One
Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2011 - No one could figure out why this fatal motorcycle accident happened. The biker swerved off the road and hit a ditch.
“Even though the biker in this fatality was alive when emergency response crews got to him, he died within minutes after reaching hospital,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. At the scene, police and accident reconstructionists were trying to piece together how the accident happened.
The police had trouble finding anything that could definitely provide a reason as to why the biker went off the road. They know he lost control of the motorcycle, but not why he lost control. In fact, this case has far more questions than it has answers. Some of those questions need to be answered in order to determine if the biker’s family can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
“For instance, what condition was the road in at the time of the accident? Was there a deadly pothole the county had not fixed? Did another driver run the biker off the road and then leave the scene? Did the bike have a defective part, such as an incorrectly installed tire or wobbly suspension?” Ozcomert asked.
If there was a defective part involved in this deadly wreck, the maker of the part may be held accountable. If someone installed that part improperly, they may also be held responsible. If the road was in disrepair and that caused the accident to happen, the county responsible for looking after the roads may be held liable for their negligence in not fixing the road.
“The key here,” Ozcomert said,” is that negligence is present and if there is negligence, the family may file a wrongful death claim asking for compensation for a variety of things, such as lost future wages, medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, etc.” It is the job of a highly experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer to fully advise any client facing a similar situation what to expect should they file a claim and it proceeds to court.
“If you want justice, compensation and closure, call my office for a free consultation and we can discuss what happens in situations like this,” Ozcomert said.
Stephen M. Ozcomert
215 North McDonough Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
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