People who are involved in a motorcycle accident can sustain serious injuries such as a brain injury or a spinal cord injury, or they may even lose their lives. If they are not the ones who are at fault, it is possible to file a lawsuit against the negligent parties to get compensation for their losses.
Well-known musician Bo Lozoff, whose charitable work has a large presence in North Carolina, was recently killed in a motorcycle collision while in another state. According to police reports, the 65-year-old man was traveling north on the highway in a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle around mid-afternoon. A 1999 Lexus multipurpose vehicle driven by a 66-year-old man turned left onto without yielding the right of way and collided with the motorcycle.
Lozoff, who was reportedly not wearing a helmet, passed away following the crash. The man who was driving the Lexus did not sustain any injuries, but his 64-year-old wife was sent to the Hilo Medical Center for minor injuries. And while many will be quick to condemn Lozoff for not wearing a helmet, he had the right to operate his motorcycle without fear of being hit by a negligent driver.
Initially, the police did not reveal that the victim of the crash was Lozoff, but the musician's friends and fans quickly began spreading the news over the Internet the next morning.
Fatal accidents can cause great grief and suffering for the victims' loved ones. Although no amount of monetary compensation can reverse what has happened, family members of auto accident victims can still file compensation claims. Adequate compensation can help them solve some of the financial problems that may result from the accidents.
Source: Bigislandvideonews.com, "Musician, lava lover Bo Lozoff killed in Puna crash," David Corrigan, Nov. 30, 2012