Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Driver Weaving through Traffic Dies Following Motorcycle Accident

A 41-year old man from San Francisco died after weaving through traffic. The said motorcycle accident occurred more than a week ago but the wounds that it left to the victim’s family and friends still linger.

It was a tragic accident that occurred just east of the I-680 over intersection. According to the initial investigation, the driver of the motorcycle, identified as Robert Baker, was recklessly driving his 2004 Suzuki GSXR-1300 minutes before the incident occurred.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the driver was weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed when he struck a Toyota Camry. As a result of which, Baker was thrown out from his motorcycle and landed on the pavement directly in front of a Nissan Frontier. Unfortunately, the driver of the Nissan Frontier was unable to avoid hitting Baker. He was pronounced dead on the spot.

Motorcycle accidents can happen due to a lot of factors. For one, negligence on the part of the driver himself like what happened to Baker when he weaved through traffic can cause a traffic mishap. Also, there are some other causes for such accidents such as bumps or holes in the road, pavement damage, oil spill, mud, snow, and others.

Accordingly, if a motorcycle accident was caused by the carelessness of another party, the victim may file for a claim for the injuries and damages sustained. General damages and special damages are considered in calculating the amount of compensation.

Moreover, general damages refer to the physical injuries sustained by a victim such as bruises, broken bones, and cuts. The same also includes physical and emotional pain and sufferings, while special damages include past and future damages such as medical expenses, medication, therapy, and loss of income or profit on business as a result of the accident, explained by a Los Angeles motorcycle lawyer.