A 23-year-old died in a recent motorcycle crash in the Reno area. The man himself was a Reno resident.
The accident happened in the early evening hours and appears to have been at an intersection. A sport utility vehicle and the motorcyclist collided. Although authorities attempted to revive the motorcyclist, he was eventually declared dead at the scene.
Police say that they will continue to investigate the accident. At present, they had no indication as to whether drugs and alcohol were a contributing factor, but they did indicate that speeding may have played a role in the accident. The police did not, however, say which motorist had been speeding.
As this investigation continues, it is going to be important for the family of the motorcyclist to consider their legal options carefully. In particular, they need to be on the lookout for the possibility that there could be some prejudice, including on the part of the police, against the motorcyclist.
In some cases, people automatically assume that motorcyclists are at fault whenever there is a serious motorcycle accident. An independent investigation in to the circumstances may
After all, the family will likely need to evaluate their options for receiving compensation after this tragic accident. In addition to funeral expenses and other out-of-pocket costs, others may have been relying on this young man to contribute his income to the family. Additionally, the family of this man will likely experience a great deal of emotional distress and other loss that is hard to quantify but still very real.
A family who has lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident may wish to consult with an attorney to evaluate their legal options.