A Fargo, N.D. couple was killed Sunday evening when their motorcycle struck a pickup truck that failed to yield at the intersection of County Roads 18 and 81, news outlets reported. The crash occurred about 10 miles south of Fargo, where the couple resided.
The pickup truck, driven by a Lisbon, N.D., man was traveling west on County Road 18 when the driver failed to yield and was hit by the motorcycle, which was northbound on County Road 81, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Information
Motorcycle accident lawyers at Pritzker Olsen law firm have decades of experience defending the rights of motorcycle accident victims. In one case, our attorneys obtained $6 million for a 26-year-old female motorcycle passenger whose leg was torn off when the motorcycle was hit by a drunk driver. Pritzker Olsen attorneys also helped a man who was thrown nearly 60 feet off his motorcycle in an accident. You can read his testimonial here.
There are many legal factors that attorneys must consider in a motorcycle accident case:
- Fault: This involves determining what percentage of fault is placed on you, versus what percentage of fault is placed on other motorists involved in the accident.
- Severity of injuries: Information about how badly the victim was hurt usually comes from the victim’s doctor. Because injuries can have long-term effects, doctors usually wait until about a year after the case to issue a final report.
- How those injuries affect you: Some injuries that don’t seem severe might be considered a severe loss within certain contexts. For example, even though a broken finger is not a severe injury to most people, if you happen to be a professional musician, this injury could keep you from continuing your career, and would be considered a much worse loss.
- Other factors include: Cost of medical bills, amount of wage loss you experienced as a result of your injury, whether your injuries will affect your future ability to earn a living and whether you have scarring from your injury.