Although driving on the road always involves some inherent risk, there is even more risk when driving a motorcycle. This is the case because, unlike other types of vehicles, motorcycles do not have protective barriers shielding the driver from obstacles, vehicles and other objects which could potentially cause injury. Therefore, there is an increased risk of injury resulting from a motorcycle accident compared to other types of vehicle accidents. These factors came into play when one Georgia man lost his life and several other people were injured in a recent five-vehicle accident.

Authorities reported that four vehicles, one of which was a Harley Davidson motorcycle, were stopped at a traffic light near the interstate highway. That was when the driver of a fifth vehicle reportedly came from behind the other vehicles and plowed into them after failing to stop. That initial collision caused a chain-reaction crash, which ultimately killed the motorcycle rider.

In addition to the slain driver’s injuries, three others were hurt, including the driver of the vehicle who likely started the chain reaction. None of the injured suffered catastrophic injuries; however, all three individuals were taken to area hospitals to receive treatment.

The drivers who were not fatally injured are undoubtedly lucky to be alive. As a result of their injuries and subsequent medical expenses, they may be able to gain reimbursement for any costs incurred. Anybody who is injured as a result of a vehicle accident in Georgia has the potential to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover losses. Additionally, the family of the motorcyclist who passed away may have the ability to file a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with this tragic motorcycle accident, depending on which driver is determined to be at fault.

Source: Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch, “Man Identified in Fatal Beaver Ruin Road Accident,” Sept. 25, 2012