A crash involving a car and a motorcycle killed one motorcyclist in Rathdrum on July 22, 2018.
According to KHQ-Q6, this crash happened at 2:45PM on Highway 53 near Ramsey Road. According to the article, when a car driver turned northbound, he collided with a motorcyclist headed west.
Tragically, when first-responders arrived on the scene, they soon pronounced the motorcyclist dead from his injuries.
Look Twice, Save a Life
Unfortunately, many times when we represent motorcyclists, the other driver claims they did not notice the motorcycle coming. This is especially true when a car takes a left turn in to or in front of a motorcycle.
When on the road, please look for motorcycles. Look twice, and look specifically for motorcycles.
Due to the lack of protection inherent in a motorcycle’s design, motorcyclists are more likely to die or be seriously injured than car drivers in collisions. The US government estimates that motorcyclists are almost 30 percent more likely to die in a crash compared with drivers in enclosed vehicles.
In the 1970s, motorcyclists accounted for only 7 percent of total traffic deaths. Today, motorcyclist fatalities represent around 13 percent of total motor vehicle deaths in the USA. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) figures show about 4,500 American motorcyclists die in collisions every year.
Do You Need a Lawyer After a Motorcycle Crash?
Injured victims should always contact an experienced, local attorney who specializes in personal injury law. At CCD Law, our consultations are free and we will only offer advice which is in your best interest. We are not needed in every case and we point people in the right direction on a daily basis.
Also, loved ones should know about Wrongful Death Claims after an accident. After a deadly accident involving a negligent driver, insurers begin working against you right away. While it’s never the first thing on anyone’s mind, contacting a good attorney quickly is always in your best interest.
The lawyers working at Crary, Clark, Domanico & Chuang, PS, are well-versed in motorcycle accident law and can assist clients in both Washington State and Idaho.
All calls to CCD Law are free and confidential, so never hesitate to call us at (509) 926-4900 for a legal consultation.