Motorcycle accidents, due to the lack of protection of the rider's body, often tend to result in serious injuries or fatalities. In 2012, a Jupiter police officer who was escorting President Obama's motorcade in West Palm Beach was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a pickup truck.
Now, according to a report from WPTV 5, out of West Palm Beach, the wife of that officer is suing the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office because of the accident. The suit alleges that the sheriff's office was negligent in allowing the driver of the truck to enter the roadway as the officer was preparing to shut down part of Interstate 95 ahead of Obama's motorcade's arrival. The suit claims that the sheriff's office bears some responsibility in the accident, the report states.
In situations where someone's life is lost due to the negligence of another, compensation can be sought under a wrongful death claim for damages such as funeral expenses, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and loss of financial support. These damages can be pursued against the driver or any other entity bearing responsibility for the accident.
If you've been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident or you've lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, a Stuart, FL motorcycle accident lawyer from Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC would like to talk to you. You could be entitled to compensation to help with your recovery or to help you pay for expenses relating to a loved one's death and to face the future. For more information, contact us.