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Woman dies in fatal North Carolina motorcycle accident


Riding a motorcycle can be a great way to relax and unwind after a hard day's work or on the weekend, and it can also provide a cost-effective mode of transportation. However, despite its benefits, riding a motorcycle can be dangerous, particularly since they do not have the safety features found in cars, trucks, and SUVs. However, this does not mean that motorcyclists are afforded any less care while on the road. In fact, a motorcyclist can operate his or her bike in a completely safe fashion. Unfortunately, though, negligent and inattentive drivers can increase the dangers of riding a motorcycle and can cause a tragic accident.

One such motorcycle accident occurred recently, leaving the motorcyclist dead. According to reports, the victim was riding her bike when a truck turned left in front of her. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. For his failure to yield, the truck driver has been charged with death by motor vehicle, amongst other offenses.

The deceased's family may be dealing with a lot right now. The emotional loss in such a situation can be unbearable. Knowing that one will never hear their loved one's voice again can be devastating. Yet, the damage does not stop there. A victim's family may also be left with financial losses in the form of medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost wages. Taken as a whole, these damages can leave a family reeling, fearful for its future, and not knowing what to do next.

One possible step is to confront an experienced North Carolina attorney. Though entering the legal arena may not be one's first thought while he or she is still grieving, it may make a profound difference on the victim's family's life, as winning a lawsuit against a negligent driver may bring much needed compensation and closure.

Source: ABC 11 Eyewitness News, "Motorcyclist Struck, Killed on Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh," Feb. 4, 2015

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