Motorcyclists in Washington State can be put in dangerous situations by careless motorists on any road across the state at any time of day. These critical moments usually occur after a simple lack of care on the part of drivers who don’t check their surroundings thoroughly enough to spot a rider before they make a move.
Drivers will often say they didn’t see the smaller profile of a motorcycle after a collision. The truth is usually that motorists don’t take a long enough look in all directions and mirrors and blindspots to give themselves a chance to spot a motorcyclist and prevent a dangerous collision.
Motorcyclist Tragically Killed Near Colbert
A man on a motorcycle tragically lost his life after suffering a collision with a merging SUV in Spokane County Friday afternoon. The LC Valley DailyFly reports the accident took place outside of Colbert along State Route 2 near Colbert Road on October 1, 2021.
The Washington State Patrol responded to the scene sometime after 5 p.m. They found that an 81-year-old woman from Colbert driving an SUV attempted to merge onto State Route 2 and failed to yield to a motorcyclist traveling northbound. The SUV and the motorcycle collided.
The motorcyclist, a 58-year-old man from Chattaroy, died from his injuries. The driver of the SUV was transported to Deaconess North Hospital with injuries.
Securing Help for Families After Motorcycle Accidents in Spokane County
Families will be devastated by the news of a loss of a loved one. They’ll also likely be offered little time to grieve before the costs of a tragic accident come due. The expense of a memorial service and burial will have to be settled in a matter of days. Ambulance and emergency response fees will be arriving.
All of these hardships can fall to close relatives just as they lose the financial support the deceased had always provided through his or her employment. With this in mind, Washington law allows for families to file a wrongful death lawsuit against an at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy. The insurance company would be asked to cover every financial burden the family faces now and those that will arise in the future.
Contact a Spokane County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If a tragic motorcycle accident claims a loved one’s life, you should speak with an experienced Spokane Wrongful Death Attorney at CCD Law before talking with any insurance representative. Insurance companies don’t have to inform families of everything available to them after a tragic accident. They’ll be looking to limit the support they must provide you and your family.
Contact us after any motorcycle accident resulting in a serious injury or the tragic loss of life for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. We will only offer you advice that is in your family’s best interest.