An early morning accident claimed the life of one man in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The 30-year-old man was operating his motorcycle, traveling westbound on Interstate 64, when a 37-year-old man was driving a 2008 Ford van in the same direction. The two drivers were in separate lanes and as they approached traffic that had slowed, the driver of the van quickly changed lanes and crossed directly in front of the motorcycle. The rider did not have time to react causing him to lose control, wreck his motorcycle and he was thrown from the bike. Unfortunately, the man was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 6:45 a.m. Authorities stated that charges are currently pending against the driver of the van.
Drivers who operate motorcycles are at a greater risk of being injured or killed in an auto accident compared to those in passenger vehicles. Typically, individuals that ride motorcycles have a disadvantage due to their size and decreased visibility, which cause them to be very responsible and fully aware of their surroundings. Drivers in passenger or commercial vehicles do not need to always drive defensively and are distracted more easily than those driving motorcycles. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident due to another drivers' negligence, contacting an auto accident attorney is imperative in seeking justice and recovering financial compensation.
The skilled St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth are dedicated professionals with over 100 years of combined experience in motorcycle accident cases, and are ready to serve you. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. Likewise, when represented by Meyerkord & Kurth, you will receive the personal attention and excellent service that you deserve while we work tirelessly for you to get you the financial compensation you deserve. Please contact us today for a free consultation at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318.