Mobile, AL (October 7, 2022) – A man has died as a result of a motorcycle accident that took place in the Mobile area on Sunday. On October 2, the Mobile Police Department and other law enforcement agencies responded to the site of a collision that occurred on US Highway 98.
According to local news sources, a 55-year-old man was riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on US Highway 98 when he became involved in a collision with a 2010 Honda accord just 30 miles outside of the Semmes jurisdiction.
The motorcyclist suffered severe injuries in the crash. He was rushed to Sacred Heart Hospital by ambulance, where he later passed away from his injuries.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division is currently investigating the crash. No other injuries were reported.
We extend our condolences to the family of the man who died as a result of this motorcycle accident.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Alabama
It is no secret that motorcycle accidents can be fatal. In Alabama, there were around 80 motorcycle fatalities in 2018 alone. That is an average of one every four days. While this number has been increasing over the years, it is still a relatively small number compared to other states. Unfortunately, there are several reasons why these accidents continue to take place year after year.
One of the most common causes is drunk driving. In 2018, 82% of all motorcycle accidents in Alabama involved a driver who was under the influence of alcohol. This is a decrease from previous years, but it is still far too high.
Another common cause is speeding. In 2018, speeding was a factor in 36% of all fatal motorcycle accidents in Alabama. This is an increase from 2017, when it was a factor in 33% of fatal accidents.
Distracted driving is also a major problem. In 2018, distraction was a factor in 14% of all fatal motorcycle accidents in Alabama. This includes things like texting while driving, talking on the phone, and even just daydreaming.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a motorcycle accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. This type of legal claim can help you seek financial compensation for your damages. Some of the common damages recovered by families following fatal motorcycle crashes include:
- Medical expenses: You can recover the costs of any medical treatment your loved one received as a result of the accident, including hospitalization, surgery, and rehabilitation.
- Lost income: If your loved one was working at the time of the accident, you can recover their lost wages, as well as any future earnings they would have been expected to make.
- Pain and suffering: This type of damage is intended to compensate the victim’s family for the physical and emotional pain and suffering that they have endured as a result of the accident.
- Punitive damages: In some cases, the court may award punitive damages to punish the person responsible for the accident and deter others from engaging in similar conduct.
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, it is important to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney who can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Our mobile wrongful death lawyers at Clay, Massey & Associates can help you pursue a wrongful death claim after losing your loved one. Contact our law firm today at 251-433-1000 to get started.
Notes: Our writers utilize secondary sources to create this post. All of the circumstances surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our staff, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please contact Clay, Massey & Associates immediately so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. The post can be removed by request.
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