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Lawsuit Following Motorcycle Accident Death

Steve Wagner

Last June, an accident that involved a motorcycle and a truck resulted in the death of a 19-year-old woman who was riding pillion on the motorcycle. The father of the deceased received a settlement from the truck driver’s insurance company, but he is now looking to press charges against the driver of the motorcycle, who drove the motorcycle without a proper license and without insurance.

Driving without a valid license or insurance would attract a traffic citation, but this type of a lapse may not change anything when it comes to fixing guilt for the motor vehicle accident.

Very often, preliminary investigations conducted by the Indiana State Police, which may include collecting eyewitness reports and forensics reports, have the largest say in establishing guilt in a motor vehicle or motorcycle accident. When filing a claim for damages, police reports are often challenged, but this task requires a thorough knowledge of traffic laws and the ability to find additional evidence to support the case.

This often requires:

  • Collecting details from additional eye witnesses that the police may have overlooked
  • Enlisting the services of crash-scene reconstruction experts who try to reconstruct the accident as it happened
  • Finding details of previous accidents in the area to identify whether the area is historically accident prone, and whether there is an underlying cause for these accidents
  • Indirect or circumstantial evidence, such as history of drunk driving, any evidence of the other driver having not slept for the past twenty-four hours, or previous insurance claims.

Wagner Reese, with its team of experienced Indiana motorcycle accident injury attorneys, is the best choice to represent you in your claim for damages. We are in the business of bringing justice to those injured on Indiana roadways, and we want to assist you on your road to recovery by lightening the load of medical bills and other expenses incurred by this accident.

Contact us at (888) 204-8440 for a free assessment of your case.


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