New Jersey drivers find themselves in the middle of a heat wave, and motorcycle enthusiasts may feel that a ride on the open road may be just the ticket to some relief. When a motorcycle driver brings a passenger along, he or she has to be extra cautious. Sometimes, motorcycle accidents are not caused by the driver of another vehicle, but by the motorcycle operators themselves.
Recently, a woman was killed when the driver of the motorcycle she was on lost control of the bike. Both the driver and the motorcycle were thrown from the vehicle, and sadly, the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was rushed to a nearby hospital, and investigators made an important discovery.
It was quickly determined that the driver had been under the influence at the time of the crash. He was arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including vehicular homicide. He has recovered from his injuries and is currently in jail awaiting his day in criminal court.
When passengers are killed in New Jersey motorcycle accidents, loved ones may feel inclined to take legal action against the party at fault. A successful civil suit can result in a verdict that includes a monetary judgement that can be used to offset accident-related costs like hospital bills and final expenses. Grieving the loss of a family member can be a difficult experience, and in many cases, an experienced attorney can be a powerful asset when the time comes to seek justice against the driver who caused the tragedy.