Motorcycles are a common sight on the roads in Minnesota. In general, cars and motorcycles will share the road safely and both will keep a close eye on one another. Still, given the vulnerability of motorcyclists, it is not unusual for there to be serious injury and death when there is a car accident with a motorcycle. After this type of crash, those who were affected – whether it is due to injuries or fatalities – should understand how imperative it is to have legal assistance from an attorney who is experienced in car accidents.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a local car dealer was killed when a vehicle turned in front of his motorcycle. The accident occurred at around 2:00 p.m. The man, 60, was reportedly heading west on a 2007 Harley-Davidson when a 19-year-old woman driving a 2011 Hyundai Sonata turned into his path. He crashed into the car. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. Troopers said the man was not wearing a helmet, but under Minnesota law, he was not required to. The man owned or part-owned several dealerships. The driver of the Hyundai was not hurt. No alcohol was involved and the case is still being investigated with possible charges pending.
An auto accident, especially one with a fatality, can have long-ranging consequences to the person who was hurt and his or her family. It is often a belief on the part of the family that the insurance company will cover the losses in a fair way. That, however, is not always the truth.
There are various rules with no-fault insurance that must be understood and might make it necessary to file a lawsuit to get a reasonable amount to cover the losses. Having legal assistance with the case, its investigation, the rules for insurance payments and more could be key to a case.
Source: echopress.com, “Well-known northern Minnesota car dealer dies in motorcycle crash,” Aug. 30, 2017