Motorcycle accidents are often extremely dangerous. Since motorcycles offer no protection, serious injuries or deaths are often the result. In one recent tragic Tennessee accident that occurred in mid-April, a 31-year-old motorcyclist and a 21-year-old man were killed, and a 23-year-old woman was critically injured.
The accident happened recently on Interstate 40 in Memphis. Upon a preliminary investigation, police say that the catastrophe started when a dog house fell out of the back of a truck. The driver of the truck stopped and exited his vehicle in an attempt to get the dog house when the operator of a motorcycle struck him.
Medics arrived at the scene and transported the motorcycle's female passenger to the hospital with reportedly critical injuries. Both the driver of the truck and the operator of the motorcycle were declared dead at the scene. No other information about the accident was reported.
An accident can be traumatizing for injured victims and families who lose their loved ones. Victims could suffer from serious injuries that could affect them for years to come, and they may be forced to undergo extensive medical procedures or lengthy rehabilitation. Families are usually left grief-stricken as they face burying their loved ones far too soon. Fortunately, there are avenues of legal recourse that can help recover damages that result from these types of tragedies. By filing wrongful death or personal injury claims, victims in Tennessee could be awarded monetary compensation as deemed appropriate by the civil courts, which will not bring back loved ones or end suffering, but may give victims and families a sense of justice.
Source: Fox Memphis, "MPD Release Names of 2 Killed In Motorcycle Crash Saturday Night", April 18, 2015