The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating a motorcycle accident that claimed the life of a 62-year-old Crystal River man April 19.
The man was traveling on his 2007 Harley Davidson around 5:38 p.m. when he apparently lost control of the vehicle.
Investigators believe he then traveled onto the south shoulder of the road where he collided with some trees and shrubs, causing him to be ejected from the motorcycle.
FHP claims the man was not wearing a helmet. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that helmets condense the probability of a motorcycle fatality by 37 percent. While numerous independent studies have demonstrated that motorcycle helmets reduce injury and possibly save lives, wearing a helmet and other protective gear does not guarantee a motorcyclist will survive a crash or dodge a serious injury. Even with a helmet and protective eyewear, traumatic brain injury, loss of limbs, paralysis, broken bones, road rash and many other injuries may result from a motorcycle accident.
The Citrus County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can assist the families of those that have been killed in a fatal accident. While we understand that no amount of compensation can make up for your loss, we can assist you bring a wrongful death claim against any responsible parties. Unfortunate motorcycle accidents claim far too many loves every year. At Whittel & Melton, our Florida wrongful death lawyers can explain your legal rights as well as how to proceed with an organized and effective wrongful death case to recover compensation for your losses and damages.
Insurance companies, their lawyers and adjusters will often employ several tactics with the hopes of limiting your compensation for a wrongful death claim. Their main goal is to get you to settle for the lowest amount of money in the shortest amount of time. This is just one of many reasons why a surviving family member should strongly consider seeking legal advice following the untimely death of a loved one.
If a member of your family was killed in a motorcycle accident in Florida and you need more information about how you can obtain a full and just settlement, contact the Citrus County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or call us at 352-726-0078.