Motorcycle accident in Jacksonville results in 2 fatalities

An August 14 accident in Jacksonville resulted in two deaths, reportedly. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman died in connection with a 10:15 p.m. collision on Cassat Avenue.

Law enforcement officials said that a Ford van was traveling in the northbound lane of Cassat Avenue when it attempted to make a left turn and entered the path of a southbound Harley Davidson motorcycle. On account of the resulting collision, the motorcycle’s two occupants, the 31-year-old man and 29-year-old woman, were thrown from the motorcycle. Both riders suffered fatal injuries, authorities reported.

The 50-year-old driver of the van reported suffering minor injuries. It was not clear in the immediate aftermath of the event whether intoxication was a factor in the crash.

Fatal motorcycle accidents can potentially be caused by several factors. In any case, families of the deceased victims are often left to cope with not just emotional anguish and grief but financial burdens as well. These burdens may stem from funeral expenses, burial costs or the loss of a paycheck if the decedent had contributed income to dependents or the family household while alive.

For this reason, many bereaved families seek the counsel and representation of a wrongful death attorney following a deadly accident. By pursuing civil action, certain family members of the decedent may be awarded restitution for the economic damages they suffered in relation to the fatal accident, including funeral expenses, burial costs and lost earnings. The lawyer may not only file the necessary paperwork but also rally together enough evidence and resources to build a strong wrongful death case. In this way, the bereaved family members and their attorney may prove to a civil court that the party at fault for the accident should be held responsible for the event and its resulting damages.

SourceFirst Coast News , “Motorcyclists killed in crash identified“, August 15, 2014

SourceFirst Coast News , “Motorcyclists killed in crash identified“, August 15, 2014