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Man loses life in 1 of Indiana's most recent motorcycle accidents

Sometimes when accidents occur in Indiana and elsewhere, it may be difficult to determine who was at fault. Most of the time, when a vehicle strikes another vehicle in the rear, the driver of the vehicle who struck the other is the one deemed to be at fault. However, with motorcycle accidents, this may not be the case, as motorcycles are inherently harder to see, and the driver of a passenger vehicle may not be aware of the presence of a motorcycle until it is too late. 

A man riding his motorcycle recently died after colliding with the back of a SUV. The accident is still under formal investigation at this time. However, authorities do have one witness to the accident that shed some light on what happened.

Apparently, the female witness was inside the SUV. She did not make it clear whether she was the driver or a passenger. However, she did say that the SUV was in the process of reversing out of a driveway and onto the road. The motorcycle hit the back of the SUV. It is unclear who exactly is at fault in this accident, but this is information that will be determined as the investigation proceeds and eventually concludes.

When a person is seriously or fatally injured after an accident, it may be possible to file a legal claim that will hold the accountable person responsible for the harm that they caused. This is true even if the at-fault person is not criminally charged by police. Depending on the exact circumstances and facts of the case, the at-fault driver may be required by the court to provide compensation to injured victims or family members of deceased victims. This monetary compensation can help cover property damage, lost wages, medical expenses and other financial losses that occurred as a result of Indiana motorcycle accidents.

Source: wishtv.com, "Man dies in motorcycle accident on city's northwest side", June 20, 2015

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