A two-vehicle motorcycle accident that took place on April 6 in Everett left a 36-year-old male motorcyclist dead. According to the report, the crash occurred in the 4900 block of Evergreen Road.
According to authorities, the motorcycle was traveling northbound on Evergreen Way at approximately 3 p.m. when a passenger car driven by a 62-year-old man traveling south attempted to make a left-hand turn into a parking lot and turned into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist, a 36-year-old man, attempted to avoid an accident but could not stop in time. He collided with the vehicle.
The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in the collision. He was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries. It was not stated if the driver of the vehicle suffered any injuries in the crash.
At the time the report was released, the fatal motorcycle accident was still being investigated by authorities. It was not known if drugs, alcohol or speed were factors in the cause of the crash. Additionally, no one involved in the crash had been taken into police custody, and it was not known if charges or citations were pending.
Once the cause of the accident is determined, the deceased man’s family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver. In order to be eligible, however, the family members filing the claim must have sustained financial damages that were directly associated with the motorcycle accident. For example, if the man had a spouse or domestic partner or children who were dependent on his income, they may be eligible to seek compensation for associated losses, including medical bills, loss of companionship and even lost wages if they relied on his income. They must also establish a percentage of fault on the part of the driver who struck the motorcyclist. In this case, driver inattentiveness may well be to blame. A personal injury lawyer could evaluate their case.
Source: KOMO News, “Motorcyclist killed in collision with car on Evergreen Way,” April 7, 2014