An Orlando man was killed recently while riding his motorcycle. WESH 2 reports the accident happened near Orlando International Airport at Landstreet Road and Boggy Creek Road. The incident happened at around 10:30 p.m., and the fatal accident involved the motorcycle rider and a semi-truck. Police were still investigating the cause of the accident, which left the motorcycle rider dead at the scene.
Motorcycle accidents are often fatal or cause serious injuries to riders because a motorcycle does not provide protection from the impact of a collision. If a motorcycle crash happens and someone is injured or killed in the accident, it is important for motorcycle riders and for their families to know what to do in the accident's aftermath.
If a victim survives a motorcycle accident, getting immediate medical attention is very important. Road burn is one of the most common injuries sustained by a motorcycle rider. A motorcyclist, however, could also sustain broken bones, soft tissue damage, brain injuries, and spinal cord damage. Injuries may occur because of the force of the crash impact and because motorcycle riders are often thrown from their bikes in the accident.
Seeking Medical Attention: An Essential Step
A motorcycle rider needs to get medical help with his crash injuries even if he doesn't think they are that serious. Why is it so important? The injuries should be documented. If symptoms worsen or persist and it turns out the rider was more badly hurt than he thought, having documentation of the injuries will be a critical part of a claim for compensation if a driver caused the crash. Medical records can prove important both in demonstrating all injuries were caused by the motorcycle accident and in proving the extent of the injury severity.
Motorcyclists may also need help proving a driver was the cause of the accident. Whenever possible, motorcycle riders should get eyewitness contact information from those who are at the scene of the crash. Calling the police after a motorcycle accident is essential so a crash report can be prepared and the report can be used to help prove who was at fault for causing the collision to occur. Motorcyclists may also wish to take pictures at the scene of the collision if they are not too badly injured to do so; the pictures could help prove who was to blame for causing the wreck.
If there is a dispute over the cause of the motorcycle crash, it may become necessary to hire expert witnesses who can testify about the chain of events leading to the accident. Motorcyclists may wish to be represented by an attorney who can help them to find experts, put together strong evidence to show fault, and negotiate with insurers or litigate on their behalf.