Motorcyclists face so many dangers on Idaho roads and even a slight increase in the attention shown by careless motorists could prevent hundreds of injuries and save countless lives each year.
Drivers making a lane change, attempting a turn, or coming up on a redlight owe it to every rider to take a second look. They should make sure they don’t miss an approaching motorcyclist, a stopped rider, or someone on a bike beside them. Failure to make these extra checks on the road can lead to devastating accidents.
Motorcyclist Killed in Weekend Crash in Bonner County
A motorcyclist tragically lost his life in a collision in Bonner County on Saturday Afternoon. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports the accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on US-95 at the intersection of Selle Road, north of Ponderay.
The Idaho State Police say a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer was traveling southbound on the highway when the driver attempted a turn onto Selle Road. A man on a motorcycle was traveling northbound and collided with the horse trailer.
The rider, identified as an 18-year-old man, was injured and died at the scene. The truck’s driver was not injured. Idaho State Police investigators were working to determine the cause of the accident.
Finding Support for Families After Motorcycle Accidents in Idaho
Families left to cope with the loss of a loved one to a roadway accident can become the unfair targets of funeral costs and emergency response fees. These expenses and more can arrive in the family’s mailbox shortly after a tragedy.
To protect the financial stability of a victimized family, a wrongful death claim can be filed against an at-fault driver’s car accident insurance. This claim would provide money for the family’s current bills and would also request money to provide for the future when a victim can no longer provide care and financial support to the family.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Serving Bonner County
Families should never leave their insurance claims up to insurance companies. Insurance companies aren’t required to inform families of the benefits they have access to. Insurance adjusters are also known for trying to pin blame on motorcycle riders in any accident no matter what a police accident report says.
Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S. is licensed and practices in both Washington and Idaho. We are committed to providing motorcyclists and their families with the absolute highest quality legal representation.
Our Idaho Motorcycle Accident Attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure your family isn’t cheated out of financial support by an insurance company that only cares about its bottom line. Contact us after any accident resulting in the loss of a loved one for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation.