A motorcycle rider in South Carolina was killed over the weekend when a car made a left hand turn in front of the motorcyclist. The rider had just pulled away from a traffic light when he saw the car turning in front of him. He laid the bike down, but skidded into the car and suffered fatal injuries.Besides this being yet another in a string of fatal motorcycle accidents due to the failure of cars to yield the right of way to a motorcycle, the facts of this case demonstrate an important point regarding the prosecution of a case involving a motorcycle accident due to the failure of a car to yield the right of way.The motorcyclist in this case laid the bike down — this is exactly what many riders have been trained to do in the event that there is a car that cuts in front of them. To a jury of lay people who have never ridden, it looks like he was out of control — “Look! The bike went skidding down the road!” — not that he was desperately trying to avoid an otherwise unavoidable collision.When this man’s family files a wrongful death suit, putting the case in the hands of an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can make all the difference in getting a jury to understand what happened with this motorcycle crash and why the rider was not to blame for this accident.