A rider in Phoenix, AZ was killed on Monday when the driver of a pick up truck pulled out of parking lot in front of him. Authorities suspect that the 22 year old driver of the pick up was drinking, although results will not be available for several days.This is of course yet another wrongful death motorcycle accident caused by the failure to yield the right of way to a motorcycle. However, there are some reasons that a case like this calls for the assistance of an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer:
- The family of the man killed in this accident suffered some major losses, and one consideration in a motorcycle accident such as this is identifying all of the insurance coverage available. One issue to consider is whether the driver was operating a company owned vehicle or doing something work related at the time of the accident. If so, the commercial insurance policy covering the employer would cover the damages caused by this motorcycle accident.
- The report indicates that the pick up driver was drinking. Under Illinois law, any licensed liquor establishment that serves someone who causes injury to another can be held liable to the injured person under the Dram Shop Act. There is a short, 1 year statute of limitations under the Illinois Dram Shop Act, which requires diligent investigation to determine where the drunk driver obtained alcohol. This can be a difficult process where there are criminal charges pending against as a result of the drunk driving accident.