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Now that summer has hit the Toledo area it is a great time for those who own motorcycles to get out and enjoy the roads. Many people in the Toledo area own a motorcycle and are able to safely use them but occasionally a serious motorcycle accident occurs. In these situations it can be important for the victim of a motorcycle accident to consult with a personal injury attorney.

A serious motorcycle accident recently occurred in east Toledo. A motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Woodville road when a car traveling eastbound on Woodville turned left onto Navarre Ave. and hit the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist died of his injuries.

Motorists need to understand the importance of sharing the road and driving safely. When a motorcyclist is hit it often causes serious injuries. A motorcycle offers limited safety measures compared to a vehicle. If a cyclist is injured or killed in an accident due to no fault of their own, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney understands that an accident victim’s family is going through a traumatic time and deserves to understand what happened to cause their loved one’s injuries. An attorney can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses, review the police report and help determine what happened to cause the accident and who is at fault. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, lost wages and other damages.

No one expects their loved one is going to be seriously injured or even killed in a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, many families in the Toledo area have to go through this nightmare each year. It is important that families understand that they have the legal right to hold negligent drivers accountable for their mistake.