Local Motorcycle Rider Killed Following An Accident

motorcycle accidentOn Dec. 24th William Plunkett, 21-year-old man, was killed in North Richland Hills following a motorcycle accident. Police said a 63-year-old man was driving his car in the 7900 block of Mid Cities Boulevard around 2:26 p.m. when he lost control and hit a passing motorcycle rider, Plunkett. The driver was taken to the hospital and had minor injuries. While this motorcycle accident was life threatening, not all of them have to be. The case is under investigation.

How We Can Help

At the Todd Durham law firm, we’ve been in the personal injury and car accident business for nearly 20 years. Todd Durham has experience in dealing with victims who have had serious injuries such as head and spine injuries, as well as death and wrongful death.  In the case of Plunkett, Durham can help alleviate the grieving process for Plunkett’s friends and family, all while getting the best possible outcome for his family.

How To Avoid Motorcycle Accidents In The Future

For those looking to steer clear of future motorcycle accidents, or for those looking to practice the rules of the road that will help avoid motorcycle accidents, we have a list of tips to help you out. These tips are for those driving a car alongside a motorcycle.

  • Don’t tailgate – This is a good rule for all drivers.
  • Be aware of your surroundings – Motorist can sometimes cut in front of you a little too close. However, as long as you’re aware of your surroundings you should be able to detect a motorist before it’s too late.
  • Steer clear and don’t share lanes – Sometimes the easiest way to avoid a motorcycle accident with a motorist is to just stay out of their way all together.

Being safe on the road is important. In fact, all motorists should look into getting insurance to be as safe as possible. But in the case of an accident, call the Todd Durham law firm (214) 222-4000 or contact us online for more information about motorist safety, insurance, and personal injury.

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