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Motorcycle accident kills 1, other driver at fault

Texas is home to many motorcycle enthusiasts, and especially during the summer months when the weather is nice and there is lots to see and do, it is not unusual for passenger vehicles to share the road with motorcycles. Drivers must remain alert, as motorcycles are much smaller than most other vehicles and are usually difficult to see. Even experienced riders are at risk to be hurt or killed in a motorcycle accident, often in the blink of an eye. 

There are things that a motorcyclist can do to reduce the risk of injury or death on the road. Wearing proper safety gear, such as a helmet, is a good start. Obeying traffic laws and using turn signals where appropriate can help avoid a crash. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely prevent an accident. 

Recently, a Texas man died as the result of a crash. His motorcycle was struck by a larger passenger car. There was nothing that could be done to save the man, and authorities note that no injuries were reported for anyone in the passenger car. 

When a motorcycle accident results in death, surviving family members may be at a loss for how to proceed. In a time of grief and mourning, families may have to figure out how to handle medical bills, burial costs and other final expenses, and even damage to personal property on behalf of the deceased. Many families seek the aid of an experienced personal injury attorney, who can help a client utilize the legal process to seek full financial accountability from the party or parties who caused the accident.

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