Anyone who loves to drive is aware that various types of vehicles operate on U.S. roads, and each vehicle needs to be operated differently. However, none of these is as vulnerable as a motorcycle. A motorcyclist in Roanoke, Virginia, needs to exercise a lot of caution while driving, simply because there are usually no barriers between the motorcyclist and the road they are driving on. Additionally, other vehicles may find it difficult to spot a motorcycle because of its small size. Because of reasons like this, motorcycle accidents are far too common on Virginia roads.
In a recent motorcycle accident in Bristol, Virginia, a person was injured when his motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck. The accident occurred near the Roadrunner market on Euclid Avenue. The injured motorcyclist was taken to a Bristol medical center, while the truck driver was given a ticket for an illegal turn.
A motorcycle driver, unfortunately, does not enjoy the same protections that a car driver enjoys. Therefore, the rate of fatalities of motorcycle accidents is very high. And, even a very experienced motorcyclist may find it difficult to negotiate a turn or escape the path of a truck driver.
If a motorcyclist is injured in an accident with a truck, then the motorcylist may file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the truck if that driver’s negligence can be established. The lawsuit may ask for compensation that is needed to pay for the victim’s mounting hospital bills and other medical expenses. Compensation can become a sensitive issue and may require expert advice.
Source: WCYB.com, “Truck, motorcycle accident injures one,” Sept. 12, 2014