Motorcyclist Dies in Michigan City Motorcycle – Car Accident
John Bibb, was killed in a Michigan City motorcycle-car accident on U.S. 20, about a half mile east of Johnson Road after rear-ending another vehicle. According to police, a car was stopped on the highway waiting to make a left hand turn, when another vehicle driving behind changed lanes and passed on there right. Bibb was riding the motorcycle behind the vehicle that passed and struck the rear end of the stopped vehicle. Bibb flew threw the air and was killed due to the impact of the accident. According to witnesses, the vehicle that was stopped did not have their turn signal on, contrary to what the driver said.
I am very sorry to hear about this accident. My condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Our Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers advise victims of their legal rights. If the motorcycle crash did not involve contact with another motor vehicle, a legal claim can not be made. However, since the bike accident did involve another motor vehicle, the motorcyclist may be able to make a claim for Survivor Loss Benefits. This can include payment of funeral expenses, lost wages, and loss of other services.
Also, the family members of the deceased may have a claim for a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit against the other driver if police determine was negligent. At the very least, they should contact the best possible lawyer to look into these possibilities.